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THE REV. WILLIAM DAWSON BRIDGE 



GENEALOGY 

CRcrr 3 OF THE . . 

JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY 
IN AMERICA 

1632-1924 



Revised Edition 



lEV. WILLIAM DAWSON BRIDGE, A.M., D.D.Ec^i^or 

If mfcer o/ fA« New England Historic Genealogical Society 
PuUished Under the Patronage of 

NORMAN BRIDGE, M.D., A.M., Sc.D., Liit.D., LL.D. 



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CONTEXTS 



Preface .... 

Introduction . 

The John Bridge Family 
First Generation 
Second Generation 
Third Generation 

Matthew Line 

Fourth Generation . 
Fifth Generation 
Sixth Generation 
Seventh Generation . 
Eighth Generation 
Ninth Generation 

Joseph Line 

Fourth Generation . 
Fifth Generation 
Sixth Generation 
Seventh Generation . 
Eighth Generation 
Ninth Generation 
Tenth Generation 

John Line 

Fourth Generation . 
Fifth Generation 
Sixth Generation 
Seventh Generation . 
Eighth Generation 
Ninth Generation 

Samuel Line . 

Fourth Generation . 
Fifth Generation 
Sixth Generation 
Seventh Generation . 
Eighth Generation 
Ninth Generation 
Tenth Generation 



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Appendices 

The Garfield Family 

The Lithgow Family 

English Relationships 

Unveiling of Statue of John Bridge, the Puritan 

Addenda 

Index 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 



The Editor Frontispiece 



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John Bridge, the Puritan . 

Map of Cambridge West End Lots 

Tombstone of John Bridge 

Hancock-Clarke House, Paul Revere's Destination 

Bedroom of Hancock-Clarke House 

Samuel J. Bridge's Medal, San Francisco 

The Matthew Bridge House, Lexington, 
Washington's Place .... 

Signature of Rev. Matthew Bridge, 

Washington's Chaplain 
The Joseph Bridge House, Lexington, 1722 
Tombstone of George Bridge 
The Rev. Jonathan Davis Bridge 
Mrs. Elizabeth Foster Cady Bridge 

Miss Cora M. Bridge 

Central New York State Reunion 
M. Wells Bridge, Springfield, Mass. 
The Editor and Wife .... 

Family of John Wesley Bridge, Jr. 
Samuel J. Bridge's Cup to Bridge Baby 
The John Bridge House, Lexington, 1730 
Autograph of Major John Bridge 
The Rev. Asarelah Morse Bridge 
The Rev. William F. Bridge 
William Taggard Piper 
Herbert Sage Bridge and Child 
Charles Lee Follen Bridge 

JosiAH Bridge 

Dr. Norman Bridge 

The Norman Bridge Laboratory, Pasadena, 
The Samuel Bridge House, Lexington . 
Hon. Matthew Bridge of Charlestown 
Mrs. Alice Parker Bridge, His Wife 
Hon. James Bridge 



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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 



Residence of Samuel J. Bridge, Dresden, Maine 
Samuel J. Bridge, Dresden, Maine 
Nathan Bridge's House, Charlestown . 
Mrs. Della. Almira Warner Bridge 

The Bridge Tankard 

The Inscription on the Tankard 

Marion A. Bridge 

"Mother Garfield," the President's Mother 

President Garfield 

Mrs. Frances Payson Devens Sherburne 

Gen. John H. Sherburne 

Attor>' ~y-General Charles Devens 

Adi/ '^yprian a. G. Bridge . 

Bri xCOM Heraldry Office, London 

STA'i ohn Bridge on Pedestal 



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PREFACE 

How many people are born into this world, who, for various 
reasons, have never consciously seen their father or mother, their 
grandfather or grandmother, and certainly not their great-grand- 
father or great-grandmother. But from all these ancestors they 
have received mental, moral and physical impress. 

If all the Bridge family descending from John Bridge, the 
Puritan, and now living, could in a moment be brought into some 
vast hall, the editor of this work believes there would be observed 
very many noticeable and identical characteristics, miijigled of 
course with diverse appearance in physiognomy, phy" . ''-"uild. 



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mental alertness and spiritual apprehension. 

Philosophers, in conversation, declare their belief th ' her 

life we "shall know as we are known," But we certa^ ^not 

know one another now. Yet how interesting it would >^/ if the 
leading characteristics of our widely divergent ancestors could be 
revealed to us. We should doubtless, in most cases we hope, be 
glad to know our old-time parentage. This desire has led many 
to gather and record the leading facts concerning the life of a 
family. This is peculiarly the case in our own country, and our 
National Government has been so much impressed with the value 
of this line of research that it has published and has on sale at 
the Library of Congress a very substantial volume of thirteen 
hundred pages, giving the titles of several thousand genealogies 
extant in 1919. Among these thousands of such publications is 
the one published by the Rev, William F. Bridge, in 1884, entitled, 
"An Account of the Descendants of John Bridge, Cambridge, 
1632." 

The lapse of years and the opportunities of wider investigation 
furnish to the present editor the occasion and the demand for the 
publication of a new volume, presenting as it does a much broader 
aspect of the Bridge family as a whole. Many hundred names 
not found in the former book are enrolled in this new work. So 
far as possible, through many years of personal research, very 
extensive correspondence and the vigorous activities of skilled 
collaborators, the main facts as to birth, marriage and death of 
each individual are recorded. In a large number of cases, a more 
or less extended account or characterization of individuals is 
given. The limitations of space and the general character of the 
book would not allow entering into an individual portraiture of 
the men and women here enrolled. 



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Who that is wise to discern the influence of man upon man 
can but have noted distinguishing characteristics in specified 
famihes, such as the Adams family, the Field family, the Harrison 
family, the Parker family, not to mention the many others of 
eminent distinction. One feels assured that those who examine 
the present volume will not be led to any depreciation of the 
Bridge family in comparison with the others mentioned. 

To any one who takes even a glance at the personalities men- 
tioned in this volume there must come, the writer believes, a 
conviction that John Bridge's descendants as a whole have been 
of a very high and noble character. In his investigations he has 
discovered not one who has been guilty of maladministration in 
public office, of desecration of the sacred desk, of noted immorality 
in public life; but, on the other hand, the high qualities of virtue, 
of justice, of generosity, of consecration to public service, are 
observable all along the line from John Bridge, who set a glorious 
public example, down to the humblest member of the family 
today whose name is just now being inserted in its own natal 
position. 

Almost any reader of the history of our country for the past 
two hundred years must have noted the surprising proportion of 
the mental, moral and spiritual leaders of this nation whose 
ancestry has its root in New England soil. The present work will 
prove to its readers that, from John Bridge, the Puritan, down to 
the present day, his descendants, with their intermarried relations, 
have held most worthy positions of influence not only in New 
England but throughout our great domain. 

Any genealogist who has made a wide examination of such 
volumes as have been published in England or America in the last 
fifty years will, on examination of this volume, find a few dis- 
tinctive and special features. The most notable of these is observ- 
able in the method taken by the editor in following the four family 
lines one after the other — the four sons of Matthew, Jr., the 
grandson of John Bridge, the Puritan. The decision to follow 
this course came after much consideration of its value as a method 
in comparison with those of other genealogies. The descendants 
of each of the four families can the more easily examine their 
own line of descent without mental complication with any of the 
other three. It may be that family pride may, in some measure, 
have led to this course. 

The editor has encountered many difficulties in the preparation 
of this volume, especially in connection with names and dates. 
Names are spelled in a variety of ways. The old-time name Ann 
is often modified into Anna, Ajine, Annie. Nathaniel is sometimes 
cut down into Nathan. A man's first name is sometimes, by his 



PREFACE ix 

children, replaced by his second name. Henry is sometimes called 
Harry. And, especially in the early years, a good and full name 
is diminished to the size of a pet name, as Nabby, Polly and 
Sally, etc.; and, in modern days, to Jennie, Lottie, Betty and 
even Kitty. As to dates, a man's sons will differ distinctly as to 
the date of birth of their father; daughters will not agree as to 
their mother's birthday or even as to each other's birthday. Fre- 
quently, the year of one's death varies according to the supposed 
knowledge of different parties. The dates of birth and death as 
found on tombstones may differ widely from those given in family 
records. The dates of baptisms are sometimes mentioned as the 
dates of birth. Strange freaks of memory attend the statements 
concerning marriages as to place, month or year. In very many 
cases, the day of the month of a birth, marriage or death, will be 
stated differently by nearest relatives. 

These peculiarities are of such a character as to have demanded 
most careful scrutiny and investigations in most cases; and the 
editor is compelled to believe that, notwithstanding his utmost 
carefulness, there will be found lamentable divergencies from the 
real facts in the case. He asks, therefore, sympathetic considera- 
tion on the part of all the Bridge tribe. 

The "Old Family Bible" of former days is now an antique, 
and one fears that few of even highly cultivated families can 
boast of clearly reliable family records. Many score of question- 
naires and blanks, sent by him through all parts of the country, 
have been returned to the editor with the merest number of 
questions answered, but accompanied with the following note: 

"Write to who knows all our family." Upon sending a 

similar blank or questionnaire to the new address, a similar 
response has often been received. 

As a new "Bridge Genealogy" will doubtless be desirable within 
two or three score years from the present date of publication, it 
can but be hoped that the coming generation will reinstate the 
"Old Family Bible," at least as a genealogical record. 

A LONG-LIVED AND PRODUCTIVE FAMILY 

William Richard Cutter, in his "Genealogical and Personal 
Memoirs," volume I, page 1, etc., gives one hundred early families 
(named by William H. Whitmore, City Registrar of Boston, in 
two chapters of Windsor's "Memorial History of Boston"), and 
says, "Of the first forty families named, at least twelve families 
became entirely extinct." Whitmore also says, "With few excep- 
tions, the names of the Colonial, or first period, disappear early 
in the Eighteenth Century." Not so with the Bridge family. 



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demonstrating fine vitality for nearly three hundred years to the 
present day. But not a single notice of a Bridge person or family 
appears in Cutter's eight volumes ! A very strange lack of research 
through abundant records. 

The editor has been impressed with a fact which has come to 
his attention repeatedly as he has passed through the nearly 
three hundred years of genealogical notation in this volume, 
and this is the large number of descendants of John Bridge who 
have reached or passed the Biblical "three score years and ten" 
allotted to man. This feature, doubtless, was presented to his 
mind by reason of having himself gone far beyond that number 
of years. Naturally, the question came: "Is the Bridge family a 
long-lived family; and, if so, to what extent?" He believes the 
readers of each of the four lines of descent will be pleased to note 
this special feature in connection with their own line. 

The question of longevity of an individual, a nation, a race 
or a world is a subject widely discussed by students of genealogy; 
but, so far as known, no genealogist makes any definite allusion 
to the length of years of the individual members of a family in the 
genealogical statements themselves. 

The present volume, after giving the name of a man or a woman, 
presents first the birth and then the death of such a person. It 
has been comparatively easy, therefore, when noting these two 
dates, to discover the length of said life. The thought of indicating 
by an underscore the duration of the lives of persons reaching or 
passing seventy years seemed to the present editor a happy one, 
and he hopes that few omissions will be noted where persons have 
reached their "three score years and ten" and the fact unfor- 
tunately be not indicated. 

Samuel J. Bridge, the publisher of the former Genealogy, in 
sending a copy of that work to the librarian of the Worcester 
Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass., said: 

"Dear Sir: No one who has not had to do with the tracing of ancestry 
can conceive of the work it involves, as it is a dreadful and endless under- 
taking. We have been nearly three years engaged in the work, and 
have, at last, reached the end. The Lord be praised ! The book contains 
over 1200 names, descendants of John Bridge, 1632. I am surprised 
to find so many that have held high positions in the Country. The book 
includes: a President of the United States, Members of the Cabinet, 
Foreign Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme and Superior 
Courts, Judges of Probate and Registers of Probate, Presidential Electors, 
United States Attorney General, United States Marshal, United States 
Officers of the Customs, United States Officers of the Navy and Army, 
Officers of Note in the War of the Revolution, High Sheriffs, Deputy 
Sheriffs, Mayors of Cities, Members of the Governor's Council, Selec men, 
and other municipal officers. Postmasters, eminent Lawyers and Ministers, 



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Physicians and Engineers, Geologists, Professors, Teachers, Merchants, 
Horticulturists, Planters, Landscape Gardeners, Agriculturists, etc., etc. 
No family in New England can show a better record; we have much to 
be proud and thankful for. Place the book on the shelves of your Library, 
where it will be found by the descendants a Century hence." 

In the preparation of this volume, the editor has been indebted 
to a large number of co-workers. It would, indeed, be a pleasure 
to mention many of them by name and he cannot refrain from 
specifying a few. A remarkable fact in this connection is that 
Miss Annie M. Kilham, Mrs. Waldo Adams and the present 
editor, who were mentioned by the former editor, in his preface, 
as co-workers with him in that 1884 volume, are co-workers in 
this new volume. Mrs. E. I. Lovett and Mr. Charles A. Bridge, 
also mentioned in the former preface, have passed to the Beyond. 
The editor's chief assistant is a cultured and trained genealogist, 
Mr. John W. Fairbank, of Boston, who was the special editor, 
after the decease of its originator, of the "Fairbanks Genealogy" 
published in 1897. Miss Cora M. Bridge, of Canastota, N. Y., 
and Mr. Selden D. Bridge, of Oneida, N. Y., gave exceedingly 
important help in connection with the genealogy of the Central 
New York family. Mr. Marion A. Bridge of Columbus, Ohio, 
was the signal helper in preparing the line of descent of the families 
in the Samuel line, who settled in the States of the Middle West. 
Only by close investigation were they traced to the original stock. 
The editor's personal helper was Miss Mabel W. Dreyer, who has 
typewritten almost every line of these several genealogies, pre- 
paring them for the printer. 

In a preceding paragraph was noted the fact that in the former 
"Bridge Genealogy," the editor made mention of specific help 
this editor had given him in his work. Ability to do this was due 
to the interest the writer had taken from young manhood in 
genealogical matter, and especially in his own family line of 
Joseph, running back to John, the Puritan of 1632. 

The present volume would not have been prepared, however, 
but for the deep interest of another Bridge enthusiast, in the 
John line, to whom the highest honor is due. In a most providential 
manner, correspondence was entered into with Dr. Norman 
Bridge (Drake Hotel, Chicago, but winter home in Los Angeles), 
with exchanges of photographs, of books, etc.; and, on his coming 
to New York in the summer time, the editor of this volume met 
the doctor and his wife in New York and in his own home. Mutual 
genealogical interests were noted and, to the great surprise of 
the present editor. Doctor Bridge made the proposal that if the 
former would undertake the great task of gathering, collating 
and preparing for the press this volume, he would personally 



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meet in full the publication expenses. Such an unexpected, 
amazing and noteworthy condition on his part could not be other- 
wise than carefully considered. In due time the challenge to take 
up the work was accepted and the work promptly began. The 
highest praise in connection with this "Genealogy of the Bridge 
Family" is due to the member of the clan who made its publication 
possible — Dr. Norman Bridge. 

W. D. B. 



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INTRODUCTION 

HISTORICAL FACT PRIOR TO JOHN BRIDGE 

Mr, James^ Bridge, in the seventh generation of the Samuel* 
Bridge Hne, who was born July 17, 1804, and was for a long period 
in business in Augusta, Maine, made very great researches into 
the genealogy of the original John Bridge line. Six large pages of 
this carefully prepared genealogy survived his death. One very 
important page, the first, is not found. The first page coming 
to hand begins with Deacon John^ Bridge, who bears the number 
9-45. The annotation by Mr. Bridge reads as follows: "The 
numbering begins at Thomas Bredg of Mawlden, England, who 
died 1440. Deacon John is 45th in descent. " 

How imfortunate it is that these statistical statements on the 
missing pages are not obtainable. 

From the method of indicating the generations from John 
Bridge, down, as used by Mr. James Bridge, one concludes that 
the figure 9, preceding the number 45, is intended to signify that 
Deacon John Bridge was in the ninth generation from "Thomas 
Bredg of Mawlden, England, who died in 1440. " 

The town (Mawlden) being thus indicated, it would seem that 
a search of the records of that town from 1630 back to 1440 
might give some very interesting results. 

At the bottom of this second page, written by Mr. James Bridge, 
there is also this note : " A silver tankard given to Samuel* Bridge, 
number 63, on the occasion of his marriage, by his father, Matthew^, 
came down in regular succession and is now in the possession of 
the collator of this pedigree, No. 196." [This is the tankard 
shown in the present "Bridge Genealogy."] 

JOHN BRIDGE PRIOR TO 1632 

What a pleasure it would be to the readers of this Genealogy 
if John Bridge had written for his children, and their children, 
even a brief account of his early English life and had noted therein 
the reasons which sent him across the seas to the wilderness life 
of the new country. 

The years of his youth were truly times of "storm and stress." 
Bloody Mary had been on the English throne just before his birth. 
The persecutions of the Protestants had been relentless. But 
Queen Elizabeth had come to the throne and reestablished the 



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prior forms of worship. The Invincible Armada had been swept 
from the seas. Literary freedom had come to the front, and 
Spenser, Bacon and the towering Shakespeare had brought forth 
a new and marvelous literature. But James the First had come 
to power, and with him the blazing mutual hatreds of Protestants 
and Roman Catholics had swept through large sections of the 
land. Life to multitudes of the best English yeomen and scholars 
alike had become intolerable. Only one historically worthy 
event stands forth in the life of King James — the preparation 
of what has been called from his time the " King James Version of 
the Holy Bible." But King James himself has only this claim 
to special mention in connection with that transaction: he named 
the fifty -four translators, who spent three years in the preparation 
of the volume. There was nothing else to his credit. 

While yet our John^ Bridge was but a youth, the famous Guy 
Fawkes with his "Gunpowder Plot" was discovered in connection 
with the Houses of Parliament. The horrible King Charles was in 
full and dreadful power when our ancestor felt that duty to 
himself and his children compelled him to forsake the home of 
his father, leaving a young wife in an English churchyard, and 
seek a soil where religious bitterness had not, as yet, found root. 
We do not know the peculiar and dominating reasons why he left 
England when he did. We do know, however, that the social, 
domestic and religious antipathies, but especially of a religious 
character, were such in the eastern counties of England that 
homes were ravaged and churches maliciously destroyed, so 
that peace-loving citizens could no longer endure the heart- 
breaking commotions of the time. 

In Bloomfield's "History of Norfolk," a county of England 
not far from Essex County, we read this item: "William^ Bridge 
(1600-1670), the troubles now increasing in the Church, Mr. Peck, 
Mr. Ward and Mr. Bridge, etc, being opposed in their proceedings 
by Bishop Wren, (Bishop of Norwich 1635), went voluntarily 
beyond the seas, some to Holland, some to New England, etc. " 
This incident concerning William Bridge, as we note, occurred 
three or foiu- years after John Bridge came over the ocean and is 
an mcident illustrating the condition of the time. 

From a monumental inscription in the old meetinghouse at 
Norwich, England, we take this: "In memory of the Rev W 
Bridge. M.A., who d. March 12, 1670, aged 70. He was ejected 
from St. George's Tombland, A.D. 1636, for not reading the 
book of sports,' and founded the Norwich and Yarmouth 
Congregational Church, A.D., 1642." The Genealogist, New 
Series, Vol. 1. 

It is supposed that John Bridge, the Puritan, was born about 




STATUE OF JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN 
ON CAMBRIDGE COMMON 



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the year 1578. If so, he was in right middle life when he came 
across the ocean in 1631. His sister, Elizabeth, the wife of John 
Betts, whose house in Cambridge stood on the site of Dane Hall, 
may have come from England with her brother. 

Despite all the investigations of many years, no light has 
as yet been thrown, so far as we know, upon the family of the 
wife of Deacon Bridge, or upon herself individually. All that 
we know is that she had gone to rest sometime prior to 1631. 

We give herewith a transcript of a "Monumental Brass" in St. 
Swithin's Church, Norwich, England, which dates just prior to 
John Bridge's removal to America. 



Matticw Bridgjs-wrapped- y?. in- clay- 

La/ES- f£RE • IWTOMBD -VNTIl.- }£ ■ IVDG/llWT- da/. 

HeE- LIVED -IN- GOOP. ASTAI • I^- FAYTH • HEE • VVLV- 
AMD- NOW [we -HO pi] WITH- CH RIST- LIVES • OLOT^ipyED- 
AS- Bl']5' NOW. S0-5HAL5T- THOV - SHORTLX- 5EE- 
DlAim^' BRIDG- IS. LAD- A-PA5SAGE- NEXT-TOR- THE- 
HEE • PIPEKI-D • THIS - LI F- T HI • 25^^^ OF -jVLY- AND- OFK- AGE- 
OF 45 yZARES- ANO- DOMINO- l625' ^''J^ 



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JOHN BRIDGE MIGRATING 

John Bridge left Braintree, Essex County, England, in 1631, 
as a member of Rev. Mr, Hooker's company. The vessel in 
which it sailed landed its passengers at what is now called Mount 
Wollaston, Quincy, Mass. The year 1632 was not far advanced 
when the local government ordered the removal of forty members 
of the colony to Newtowne (Cambridge). 

At the time when John Bridge and his Puritan companions 
settled in Newtowne, many families of Indians had their wigwams 
in and about that locality. The Puritans, carrying their religious 
principles into genuine action, sought to make friends of these 
dark-skinned residents; and yet, desiring to be protected from 
any serious assault upon their own homes, it was ordered "that 
a paling or fence be built around the possessions of the inhabi- 
tants." We find in Paige's "History of Cambridge" the list 
of the forty-two landholders and the number of rods of paling, 
allotted to each of the forty-two persons, to be erected and cared 
for. John Bridge had, as his allotment, six rods. 

Paige also says: "Of these forty -two persons, it is certain that 



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at least one-half were not of the Braintree company, as many 
have supposed. We have no means to distinguish; but, from 
whatever place they may have come, the number of inhabitants 
so increased that, in about a year, there were nearly one hundred 
families in the Newtowne. " 

Beyond all question, the members of the Braintree company, 
who came to New England in 1631 and landed at Mount WoUaston, 
were all of unblemished character, many highly educated, of 
undoubted religious convictions, and controlled by high purpose. 
Why they landed at Mount WoUaston, a place of very unsavory 
reputation at that time, is a question. We read in the documents 
of that day of the "disgraceful carryings-on" at Merry-Mount 
under the leadership of the vicious Thomas Morton, such as 
caused the good people of the Plymouth Colony to "grieve at 
the wickedness of humanity there represented. " 

John^ Bridge brought with him the religious fervor and activities 
of his home land. He became the first deacon of the first church 
of Cambridge in the year 1635. He was not only rehgious but 
was patriotic and ready to serve his new home in any ways civil, 
educational or scientific which might be demanded of him. He 
took the oath of a Freeman on March 4, 1634-35, and from that 
day was never wanting in devotion to all the interests of his new 
home. That his descendants may know under what obligations 
our Puritan ancestor placed himself, we herewith give the full 
form of the OATH taken: 

FREEMAN'S OATH 

"I, A.B., &c., being by the Almighty's most wise disposition 
become a member of this body, consisting of the Governor, 
Deputy Governor, Assistants and Commonalty of the Massa- 
chusetts in New England, do freely and sincerely acknowledge 
that I am justly and lawfully subject to the Governor of the same, 
and do accordingly submit my person and estate to be protected, 
ordered and governed by the laws and constitution thereof, 
and do faithfully promise to be from time to time obedient and 
comformable thereunto, and to the authority of the said Governor, 
Assistants, and their successors, to all such laws, orders, sentences, 
decrees as shall be lawfully made and published by them or their 
successors. And I will always endeavor (as in duty I am bound) 
to advance the peace and welfare of this body or Commonwealth, 
to my utmost skill and ability. And I will, to my best power 
and means, seek to divert and prevent whatsoever may tend to 
the ruin or damage thereof, or of any the said Governor, Deputy 
Governor, or Assistants, or any of them, or their successors, but 
will give speedy notice to them, or some of them, of any sedition. 



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violence or treachery, or other hurt or evil, which I shall know, 
hear, or vehemently suspect, to be plotted or intended against 
the said Commonwealth, or said government established. And 
I will not, at any time suffer or give consent to any council or 
attempt that shall be offered, given, or attempted for the impeach- 
ment of the said Government, or making any change or alteration 
of the same, contrary to the laws and ordinances thereof; but 
shall do my utmost endeavor to discover, oppose and hinder all 
and every such council or attempt. So help me God." COL. 
REC. VOL. I.p.I." 

DEACON BRIDGE'S SECOND WIFE 

Paige, the historian of Cambridge, says: 

"Roger Bancroft died Nov. 28, 1653, leaving wife Elizabeth^ 
but apparently no children. His wife must have had uncommon 
attractions, it would seem; for she successively married three 
additional husbands, to wit: Martin Saunders, of Braintree, May 
25, 1654; Deacon John^ Bridge, of Cambridge, in 1658; Edward 
Taylor, of Boston. She was living in 1685, as appears by a receipt 
endorsed on her marriage contract with Deacon Bridge, acknowl- 
edging the full payment of her claim on his estate. The Receipt 
is dated Dec. 23, 1685, and signed by Timothy Pratt, of Boston, 
Tailor, attorney, and by order of Edward Taylor & Elizabeth his 
wife, the Relict of John Bridge deceased, within named." 



Martin Saunders arrived in Boston in 1635; settled in Quincy. 
He died Aug. 4, 1658. His first wife, who came with him from 
England, died Sept. 15, 1651 and he married EHzabeth, the widow 
of Roger Bancroft. John Bridge was her third husband. 

JOHN BRIDGE — HIS EDUCATION 

From every source of information which we have been able 
to discover, Deacon John Bridge was above the average of his 
fellow-citizens in certain lines of educational acquirement. His 
affiliations both in England and in New England were evidently 
above the majority of his fellows and among the more highly 
educated of the community. When he came to the new colony 
he was well equipped as a land-surveyor. The laying out of the 
lines between Watertown and Concord, Watertown and Dedham, 
Watertown and Newton; the laying out of Sudbury, the laying 
out of military land, the laying out of Curling's Land; his appoint- 
ment to lay out land with Thomas Danforth and other parties; 
to determine the rights and immunities of the settlers in Shawshin, 



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signed by John^ Bridge and three others; the laying out of the line 
finally between Boston and Cambridge, — all these indicatc«| 
not only scientific ability on the part of John Bridge, but also 
many other mental and moral forces combined in large measure. 
His education must have been of an unusually broad character, 
for we find him frequently engaged in the settlement of estates i| 
by appointment and by personal selection of the parties in interest. 
And in addition, he had high ambitions as to the schooling ofil 
the youth of his home town and even of the Indians in and around i] 
the community. We know that he was in high repute with teachers, 
judges and preachers. He must also have been a man of fine | 
physique for he was appointed by the town authorities to a very 
wide range of activities which must have imposed great physical 
strain on his constitution, during the years of his manhood. And 
the fact that he was chiefly instrumental in inducing the saintly 
Shepard to leave England and come across the sea to the little 
colony is assured proof of high religious motive and Christian i 
activity, and also of the confidence placed in him by his fellow- • 
citizens. 

QUOTATIONS FROM THE FORMER EDITOR 

The editor of the former Bridge Genealogy has very suc- 
cinctly expressed his estimate of our John Bridge, the Puritan, 
after several years' study of all that was known about him, in 
these words: "That he was of a lineage respectable for character 
is clear not only for what we know of himself, but for whatever 
mention we can find of those of his name in that generation. 
Conscientiousness, self-respect, and a special regard to religious 
obligation, seem to mark them all." 

"The church at New Towne is organized in 1635. John Bridge 
is chosen, at its start, its deacon, — chosen, that is, to the most 
honored office a layman could then hold, an office which implied 
its holder was recognized as a head man in the community not 
less than in the church. The church, indeed, ivas the community, 
or stood for it. In this Commonwealth, where church members 
were the only citizens to whom the franchises belonged, the 
officers of the church discharged very many of the duties of the 
magistrates even when the distinction between civil and ecclesi- 
astical affairs had long been recognized. And they received a 
deference greater than the magistrates, as such, could ordinarily 
claim. All grants of lands, for example, were then certified by a 
committee consisting of ministers and deacons." 

"Upon the organization of what is now Cambridge, then called 
'Newtowne,' John Bridge is put upon the First Board of 
'Townsmen': as its Selectmen were then called, and continued 



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so to serve for at least twelve years, almost consecutively, while 
the new office, peculiar to New England, and established in 
Cambridge, among the first towns to adopt it, is getting its work 
defined and is taking its character." 

"But experience taught that some distinction must be made. 
Connected with the dawning of the idea of such a distinction 
was the plan adopted of sending representatives to a General 
Court, which should have management of civil affairs. Hitherto, 
all Freemen, that is, all church members, took direct part in the 
government. It was not till 1636 that representation was first 
roughly apportioned, allowing no representative to a town of 
less than ten Freemen, one representative to twenty Freemen or 
less, two to forty, and to no town more than three. And the next 
year, and for the three following years, John^ Bridge must find 
leisure from church and town affairs, for a time, to go to the infant 
Legislature, where he is immediately put upon committees of 
diverse kinds, to run town lines, to lay out lands, to do whatever 
seems most important for the forming State." 

"Thus, as Townsman and Statesman, and as one interested 
in the intellectual, moral, and religious welfare of the infant 
colony, our ancestor wrought his disinterested, modest, faithful, 
busy, honorable life into the life of the Commonwealth for more 
than thirty years. To bless his posterity, there is left on our 
early Colony State Papers, the record of his useful activity in 
the varied important work bidden him to do. For his undoubted 
fidelity, let his posterity pronounce him, too, blessed, and honor 
his name by cherishing a like fidelity, and a like modest, hearty, 
intelligent, carefully-trained consecration of themselves to the 
common weal; that they may be ready in their lot, as he was 
in his, to do the eflScient, beneficent service for which the State 
will ever have abundant occasion to call. " 

AMBITIOUS COLONISTS 

It seems to us, in our day, almost incomprehensible that many 
score of people, even in the earliest days of Newtowne, could 
feel at all any limitations in the matter of landed property. But 
the fact still stands that scores of excellent men, women and 
children, taking their cattle with them, left Newtowne and, 
amidst severe hardships and dangers from Indian adversaries, 
plodded their weary way to what is now known as New Haven, 
Conn. Prior to leaving Newtowne, they sold their houses and 
lands, many times at a ruinous sacrifice. Those who remained 
bought largely and our own John Bridge increased his holdings, 
which he held until other Puritans coming across the sea needed 
houses andjands for themselves. 



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REV. TH. SHEPARD 

The community was greatly in need of a new religious teacher 
and letters were written to England urging the coming of one or 
more educated and spiritual divines. The Rev. Th. Shepard 
came. In the memoirs of this man, written by himself, we find I 
the following: "The reasons which swayed me to come to New v 
England were many; first, I saw no call to any other place in Old 
England — nor any of subsistance in peace and comfort to me 
and my family; second, divers people of Old England, of my 
dear friends, desired me to go to New England, there to live f 
together, and some went before and writ to me of providing a 
place or a Company of us, one of whom was John Bridge." 

The persecutions of the Puritans were of such a character that 
though Mr. Shepard was cordially invited to go to live with 
Mr. Bridge, the ministry in Norwich, and also a Mrs. Corbitt, 
who lived six miles from Norwich, offered him a great house at 
Bostwick. He declined the two invitations, and in August, 1635, 
embarked with his wife and son Thomas under the disguised name 
of John Shepard, husbandman, and crossed the seas to the 
new land. 

Mr. Shepard was, indeed, a man of high education, having 
been graduated at Emmanuel College in Cambridge, England 
(A.B. 1623, A.M. 1627). He was born in Northamptonshire; was 
a man of Christian devotion and such a man as was needed in 
the colony at that time. 

JOHN BRIDGE'S HOME 

Among the first responsibilities resting upon John Bridge was 
the erection of a house for his little family. He had, undoubtedly, 
brought with him across the seas, as was common with well-to-do 
Puritans, various household belongings and also somewhat of the 
coin of the realm. The Puritans who could afford it always built 
a two-story house and when the family increased simply extended 
the back roof towards the ground, thus preparing additional room. 
This was called a "lean-to," because it leaned against the house. 
This house was on the northeast corner of Dunster and South 
Streets, directly opposite Governor Dudley's. John Bridge lived 
here until he bought the site of the Longfellow home. 
A When John^ Bridge built the house in 1638, his family consisted 
of himself, his sister Elizabeth and his two sons. But when 
Matthew was married in 1643, and resided with his wife 
and children with his father, the house was too small for the 
family, and in October, 1646, permission was given by the town 
to John Bridge to cut timber on the public land and to build a 
"lean-to" to his house, which he did. It is doubtless true that 



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his second home was substantially built on land extending from 
Brattle Street to Garden Street, embracing a part of the Craigie 
Estate, which was sold by John Barnard to John Bridge. The 
. Craigie House was later built upon the land originally owned by 
1 John Bridge, and was occupied by Washington as his head- 
quarters in July, 1775. The house had been built by a Tory who 
fled at the commencement of the Revolution, It was bought 
later by Andrew Craigie, and afterwards purchased by the poet 
Longfellow about 1843, having been previously occupied by Jared 
Sparks, Edward Everett, and Joseph E. Worcester of dictionary 
fame. 

It is not exactly known of what style, shape or material John 
Bridge's first house was built. It is known, however, that houses 
of the Puritans in the vicinity of Cambridge were built as early 
as 1636 of timbers, bricks and tiles brought from England; such 
houses as the Fairbanks House in Dedham, occupied by the 
" Fairbanks Family in America, Inc.," and the Rebecca Nourse 
House built by Townsend Bishop, of Salem, in 1636. 

Samuel J. Bridge to the former Editor: 

"There is no doubt in my mind in regard to the residence of 
John^ Bridge (in Cambridge), in Lot 50, in 1635, nor in regard to 
Washington's Headquarters in 1638. Lot 42 he bought, but he 
did not live upon it. A few years ago I wanted to know the lot 
where my ancestor resided in Cambridge, and I called on 
Mr. Paige and he went with me and pointed out both places. 
He went with me to Washington's headquarters on the horse 
cars. It was not near Washington's headquarters but on it. 
John Bridge built a house on the land in 1638 and died there in 
1665. The plan of Lot 50 with Dolar Davis on the north was 
drawn, by Mr. Paige, at my request and given by me to Honor- 
able Horace Davis. Let there be no ambiguity on these points 
in the Genealogy. I investigated the matter fully and am 
responsible for it. I feel sure about the facts." 

CAMBRIDGE "WEST END" LOTS 
IN 1642 

The accompanying map shows the lots owned by John Bridge 
in 1642. 

In August, 1634, lots were granted in the "West End," so 
called, and in October, 1635, twelve proprietors recorded lots 
in that part of the West End bounded by the present Garden, 
Mason, Brattle and Sparks Streets. 

The twelve grants recorded only 50 acres, evidently estimated, 
for the whole area really covered 65 acres. In September, 1642, a 



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complete schedule was completed of all the buildings and lots in 
Cambridge held by the proprietors, and this schedule is recorded 
on pages 72-116 of the Proprietors' Record. (Printer's Volume.) 

Lot I was bought by John Bridge in 1650 from Golden Moore 
and was sold in 1672 to Pyam Blowers. Golden Moore had bought 
it from John Champney. 

Lots III and IV all faced on Brattle Street and a house, barn 
and outhouses were on these twelve acres of land. Lot III had 
really 5}/^ acres, and Lot IV 103^ acres. 

Lot III was originally granted to Thomas Judd, who sold it in 
1637 to John Bridge. In 1759, John Vassall, Jr., bought a portion 
of the lot facing Brattle Street and built the famous Vassall- 
Craigie-Longf ellow House, now occupied by the poet Longfellow 's 
daughter, and open to visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays onl y . 

Lot IV was originally granted to Christopher Caine (3 acres), 
and to John Barnard (5 acres). The latter bought out Caine's 
three acres and sold the whole to John Bridge in 1637. But in 
1759, John Vassall, Jr., bought all the westerly portion of the lot. 

Lot V was originally a portion of Lot III and was sold about 
1639 by John Bridge to Thomas White. It was owned in 1642 by 
George Willows (a house and half acre of land). 

Lot IX was originally held by Joseph Eason, who sold it to 
Abraham Morrell in 1637. He sold it to John Bridge in July, 1645. 
It became a portion of the Vassall estate in 1759. 

John Vassall, Jr., made extensive purchases of real estate as 
we have seen, nearly 31 acres, which he added to his previous 
holdings of 16 acres, on Brattle Street, thus securing a homestead 
of 47 acres. He was an ardent Tory and fled to England from 
Boston when the British Army evacuated that city in the spring 
of 1776. His homestead and other Cambridge property were 
confiscated in 1778, and his 47 acres were sold in June, 1781, to 
Nathaniel Tracy, a wealthy citizen of Newburyport. Through 
failure financially, he sold, October 13, 1786, the entire Vassall 
property to Thomas Russell, of Boston, who later sold it to 
Dr. Andrew Craigie, Jan. 1, 1792, who occupied it until his death 
in 1819. It passed into the possession of the poet Longfellow. 

JOHN BRIDGE AND JOHN H.\RV.\RD 1 

In our extended characterization of John Bridge, the Puritan, 
we noted that he possessed quite a liberal education for his time 
and that he was chosen to oversee the education, in part, of the 
5'outh of his community. 

It has been often asked: To what extent was John Bridge a 
co-founder of Harvard College.^ Some of the facts we present 
will illumine the subject. In examining the records of Harvard 



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College, my assistant editor discovered the following quoted 

1 matter: 

"Rev. Henry Dunster, who had recently arrived from England, 
with a high character of learning and piety, was placed over the 
Institution with the title of President, Aug. 27, 1640. Under 
his direction, the College took a high standing. The property 
was increased by donations amounting to at least a Thousand 
pounds Sterling, besides annuities and grants of land. Some of the 

ij donations merit particular notice. Mr. Bridges, Mr. Greenhill, 

j & Mr. Glover gave as many utensils as amounted to twenty 
pounds. " 

"The Lady Moulson gave toward the above College One 
Hundred Pounds and Mr. Bridges Fifty Pounds, which was put 

I into the County Treasury with other small gifts amt' to Twelve £, 
16 s. until the whole amt. ' was 162 £, 16 s. f. groat. " 

I If this Mr. Bridges was our John^ Bridge, concerning which 

' we have no doubt, he did aid materially in establishing Harvard 

j College. 

n We have not found in all our searches any man or woman in 

1 Cambridge in these early years by the name of BRIDGES, except 
as above stated, but the name of John Bridge is among the lead- 

I ing names constantly occurring . 

I When we go back to examine the surroundings in an educational 

I sphere of John Harvard, when in England, we find a remarkable 

i condition. 

In 1885, there was reprinted, from the New England Historic- 
Genealogical Society's Register for October, a document entitled 
"Genealogical Gleanings in England, by Henry F. Waters, A.M." 
From this document we discover several interesting facts: that 
John Harvard was the son of Robert Harvard, a well-to-do 
butcher, and Katharine Rogers. The father, younger brother 
and older brother of John Harvard died in 1625, perhaps of the 
plague which raged at that time in London. John Harvard's 
father disposed by will of a property quite considerable for those 
days. John's mother married the next year, 1626, in January, 

a John , a cooper, but he died the following June, 1626, 

leaving another property to his widow. In December, 1628, 
John Harvard entered College at the age of twenty. Five years 
later, 1632, his mother appears to be the widow and principal 
heir of Richard Yearwood, a grocer, who was mentioned in the 
will of her first husband (Robert Harvard), as "my good neighbor 
and friend, Richard Yearwood. " In 1635, John Harvard's mother 
died, leaving a considerable property (derived from her three 
husbands, the butcher, the cooper, and the grocer), chiefly to 



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her two sons, John and Thomas Harvard, with a preference for ^ 
the older son, "John Harvard, clarke." In 1637, he appears j 
married to Ann Sudler, seven years younger than himself, the« 
daughter of a clergyman in Sussex County. In 1636, his brother, ■ 
Thomas, placed in his will a fair property, much of which came ^ 
to his brother John, This brother John and Nicholas Morton, a '- 
preacher, were the executors. But when the will was proved, j 
May 5, 1637, John Harvard had sailed with his wife for New i 
England; and in 1638 John Harvard himself, the young minister • 
at Charlestown, Mass., died at thirty years of age, leaving most of J 
his property as a benefaction to the College in Newi;owne, which, i 
soon after gave to it the name Harvard. • 

John Harvard's family were very largely uneducated. His ; 
father and mother both made their marks as their signatures, j 
The whole family were tradespeople, but his mother received | 
property suflBcient to give a college education to her oldest j 
son, John. i 

JOHN BRIDGE'S TOMBSTONE 



" In memory of John^ Bridge, Esq., member of Hooker's company 
that left Braintree, Essex County, England, in 1631. In 1632 , 
settled in this city and became a leading citizen. He was admitted : 
a Freeman in 1634. He had the supervision of the first public ; 
school established in the colony in 1635 and this led to the erection 
of Harvard College in 1638. He was chosen Deacon at the] 
reorganization of the Church in 1636. He was Selectman from ! 
1635-1652. He represented the town in the Legislature, 1637 ;j 
to 1641. He was employed by the General Court to lay out' 
lands, served on committees and performed other important ' 
duties. He was a large landholder in Cambridge as well as in other 1 
parts of the colony. He filled almost all the oflSces of honor and ! 
trust within the gift of his fellow citizens, and was greatly esteemed i 
for his integrity and Christian virtues. He died April 15, 1665."' 

"In memory of Elizabeth, sister of Deacon John Bridge, and I 
wife of John Betts, Esq., died Jan. 2, 1664." Erected by Samuel I 
J. Bridge, July 4, 1876." 

NEWTOWNE AND CAMBRIDGE RECORDS 

Quotations from the Town and Selectmen's Records, Newtowne] 
and Cambridge, 1630-1703: 

Page 111. June 9, 1656, The Townsmen do appoynt Jno.ii 
Stedman & Jno. ffessington to accompany Deacon Bridge ini 
stakeing out the highway between the West feild and Water i 
Towne line. 

Page 128. ("The difiFerence between the prprietors of the< 



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TOMBSTONE OF JOHN BRIDGE, THE TLRITAN, 
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nex ox pafture lotts, & Ri: Jackson being referred to y^ select men, 
& Deacon Bridge by y* mutuall consent of both prtys.") 

Page ISL Deacon Bridge, Thomas fox & ffrancis Moore Jun' 
are appoynted to Joyne w*'' some of waterto\\Tie to marke out y* 
line between o'' bounds in y^ great Swamp. 

Page 155. At a meeting of the Inhabitants & prprietors of the 
Towne Comons, January 20*** 1664. 

It is agreed among them that the persons hereafter named be a 
comittee to draw \i^ the list of the names of such Inhabitants as 
haue interest to the said comon lands, as neere as may be according 
to the order & agreem* of the thirten men, Recorded in the Towne 
booke, or according to any other righteous rule as they shall see 
meet, and to proporccon to each Inhabitant aforesaid their just 
right for number of acres in the comon lands on the south side the 
river yet vndivided, also in a distinct list to proporccon, & alott 
in a way of free gift so much of the s*' lands vnto other Inhabitants 
of the Towne that haue no interest with respect to their quality, 
defect, or standing in the Towne, & beareing publique charges, 
according as the said committee shall think equall & just, & the 
said comittee haueing drawne vp this list, as aforesaid to call all 
the aforesaid Inhabitants together & present the same vnto them 
for their finall approbaccon, at w'^'' meeting the Major vote; 
either affirmative or negative shall be conclusive in this matter. 

The comittee are as follow^eth, viz: 

All the Select men of Cambridge, Deacon stone, Deacon Bridge, 
m"" Jn^ Stedman L*^, Winship. 

Page 121. Nov. 9th 1657. Voted affirmative that Deacon John 
Bridge, Deacon Stone, Edw. GofiFe, & John stedman, Edward 
Oakes, and Thomas Danforth, are chosen a Comittee to divide 
the wood on the East side Winottime River (i.e.) to leave about 
one fix* part of the trees standing for the vse of the Towne and to 
divide the rest, also they are to take order for clearing the shrubs 
& small young trees in the ox pasture. 

Page 122. 14th of decern"" 1657. m^ Edw. Jackson, Deacon 
Bridge, Edward oakes & Thomas Danforth are appoynted a 
Comittee to lay out & settle Such High wayes as they find necessary 
on the south side of the river. 

Page 131. 1660. At a gen''all meeting of the Inhabitants voted 
on the affirmative. That there be a fence e'^rected vpon Water- 
Towne line from Willm Hamletts land, vnto Rockie meadow fence. 

2. That y"" be a comittee of 7: men chosen to consider & 
determine, the ordering, makeing & mainteining of that fence, 
^^'^ y* y^ charge thereof be levied vppon the proprieto'^s of the 
Comon, according as they shall Judge equall. 



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3. The comittee for this worke chosen by papers, are Thomas i 

Danforth, Deacon Jn°i Bridge, Deacon Gregory stone." &c. j 

Page 132. 12th of novem' 1660. The Land in the necke w'^'* , 

the Towne bought of Deacon Jn° Bridge by estimaccon ah* 7. i 
ace", is sold to Thomas Langhorne on Condiccon that he pay ten 

pounds & five shilHngs in Come or Cattle, to the vse of the towne. j 

TOWN RECORDS i 

Page 8. The 4th of August 1634. Granted Symon Wil'.iurd i 

on the west side the River one hundred Ackers, granted John ' 

Bridge there 75 Ackrs. I 

Page 15. The 4th of Jan. 1635. Jno. Bridge, one of eight men, 
gives his assent that John Hopkins shall haue 4 Ackrs of ground 

(Etc.) AVill Towne haue 2 Ackrs (Etc.) Edward Winshapp j 
haue 2 Ackrs. (Etc.) 

Page 16. The Sth Feb. 1635. Jno. Bridge approves granting i 
" mr Green liberty to feed his Cattell Two myles abou Watertown 

Weire the next somer prouided he dooth not lett them hurt the , 

Moweing ground (Etc) ; 

Page 17. The Sth February 1635. It is further ordered that i 

ther shalbee one Acker Rayld Inn with doble Rayle for the Dry | 

Cattell to lye In Anights and John Bridg and will Spencer to ' 
hier men to doe the same. 

Page 18. The Names of Those men who haue houses in the ' 

Towne at this present as onely are to be accented as houses of the 1 

Towne. In Westend John Bridge 2 houses. ' 

Page 22. The 23th Aprile 1636. John Bridge Appointed to men - 
the penn for dry Cattell, and make a house for the Cow keep. 

Page 25. 5 December 1635. It is ordered y noe man shall 

hereaft'' sell anie timb' tree i the comon or anie place within the j 

bowndese of the to [ ] without first leave graunted by the | 

townsmen [ ] major prt of them att a monthly meeting j 

And for the bett' fullfiUing of the same John Bridg to look vnto j 

the prventing of such wast (Etc) J 

Page 27. Vith March 1636. (Land to be measured and layd 

out by John Bridge & Richard Jackson on the South side of \ 

Charles Riv as they shall think fitt ■ 

Page 29. August 14 (1637) Graunted \Tito John Bridge ; 

lib'^ty to sett the porch of his barne 6 foote into the high waye. j 

Page 29. Septemb'' 4th (1637) There are chosen for Townsmen 

to order the towne Affayres for this yeare following nly M"" Harlack- : 

ingden Nicholas Dampf, Edw'*^ Gofle Edw""*^ Winship, Joseph ^ 
Cooke, Rich^ Jackson, John Bridge. 

Page 32. 1638 It is ordered that there shall be Recompense 
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in laying out monie for the towns & by theis prsents therfore 
graunted vnto him some skirts of land adioyning Menotomye 
Riv' on the further syde wch is to be layed out by M"" Rogge"" 
Harlackingden & John Bridge according as they shall Judge 
necessa. 

Page SJf. Octob"" 26 1638 There were chosen for Townesmen 
to orde the towne affaires for the yeare following Mr. Harlackenden, 
Samuell Shepard, m"^ Joseph Cooke, Joseph Isacke, John Bridge 
& Simon Crosby. 

Page 36. Octob"" the firste 1639 There were Chosen to-u-ns- 
men to order the towne afaires for the yere following: m'' Joseph 
Cooke Edward Gofe John Bridge Thomas Parishe Thomas marrett. 

Page J^l. Att a Towne Meeting Graunted vnto Captaine 
Cooke & Edwarde Goff cache of them sixe hundred ac""^ of vpland 
& meadowe to be layd out to them by the appointment of the 
To%\'nsmen about the outsyde of the boundes betweene watertowne 
Concord & Charlestowne & John Bridge with them three hundred 
ac''^ and fifty of vplowd & meadowe in manner afforsayde but all 
three of them vppon this condition that they shall surrender vpp 
vnto the Towne vse all those meadowes in their prsent possession 
in Rockey & Alewj'se meadowes at the same price they first 
purchased the same. (Signed by John Bridge and 5 other 
Townsmen.) 

Page J^o. 8th Nouemb"" 1641. There were Chosen for Towtis- 
men for this prse yeare Joseph Cooke, Thomas Marrett, Rich'"d 
Jackson, John Bridge, Rogger Shawe. 

Page 46. Nou. 1642. there were chosen for Townsmen for the 
prsent yeare George Cooke, John Bridge Sergent Winshepe, Roger 
Shawe John Russell. 

Page 47. Nou. 1642 It is agreed that all the oute fences that 
lie w""in the compase of the towne cattle (that is to say all fences 
betweene corne & pasture ground) shall be made sufficient against 
all lawful cattle betweene this ( ) the last of the next 1 

monthe, but is agreed that the fencing stuffe shall be laide redie 
att the farthest by the 1 of the 1 month. Wee aduise this fence to 
be made with a ditch 4 foo wide att the topp & 2 foote & a halfe 
deepe wch we judge to be the best fence being most secure. (Etc.) 
Signed by John Bridge and six others. 

MATTHEW BRIDGE, JR. 

Matthew Bridge, Jr., enjoyed a great degree of the confidence 
of his townsmen, who conferred upon him with a liberal hand 
their community honors. He was chosen at their first organization 
as a town to serve as first Selectman, Towti Clerk and Treasurer, 
to which offices he was re-elected the following year. He served 



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many years as Treasurer, and filled almost every towTi office 
from time to time. Prior to his coming to Lexington from Cam- 
bridge, he had, like his father, held in that town the offices of 
Selectman, Towti Clerk and Treasm-er, 

Capt. Matthew Bridge, son of Matthew Bridge, Jr., filled the 
offices of Selectman in 1732, 1733, 1740 and 1741. He was Assessor 
1733, 1735, 1739; To^^^l Clerk in 1740; Treasurer 1730, 1732 and 
1740. He resided in Lexington until 1748 when he removed with 
his family to Waltham, to which church he was sent by dismissal 
from the Lexington chm"ch, with his wife, together with Nathaniel 
and Sarah Bridge. He had bought in 1722 from the Bowman family 
the large property at the corner of Forest and Trapelo Streets. 
In 1751 he "gave to the towm of Waltham l£ 6s. 8d. in con- 
sideration of his congregating with them. " 

His will was dated May 23, 1757, and proved April 13, 1761. 

THE FOUR ":\L\TTHEWS" 

John^ Bridge, the Puritan, had four lineal descendants following 
each other in direct line, each bearing the name of Matthew. 
The reader is likely to become confused if the following facts 
be not kept in mind. 

The^rs^ Matthew was the son of John^ and was born in England. 
He died in Cambridge, Apr. 28, 1700. His son, Matthen^, Jr., was 
born in Cambridge, May 5, 1650 and died in Lexington, May 29, 
1738, aged 88 years. His son, who bore the title of Captain Matthew^, 
was born in Lexington, Mar. 1, 1694 and died Mar. 25, 1761. 
His son, the Rev. Matthew" Bridge was born in Lexington, 
July 18, 1721, and died in Framingham, Sept. 2, 1774. 

It will be noticed that Matthew, Jr., born in Cambridge, became 
practically Mattheic, St., when he moved to Lexington, and was 
the specially distinguished citizen on the incorporation of Lexington 
in 1713. 

The Four Matthews 

1. Matthew^ b. in England, date unknown; d. Apr. 28, 1700. 

2. Matthew, Jr., b. May 5, 1650; d. May 29, 1738. He was 
the father of the four families. 

3. Matthew, Capt., b. Mar. 1, 1694; d. Mar. 25, 1761. 

4. Matthew, Rev., b. July 18, 1721; d. Sept. 2, 1774. 
(Note 1. Matthew b. in England was companion w^th his son, 

Matthew, Jr., for fifty years.) 

(Note 2. Matthew, Jr., b. in Cambridge, May 5, 1650 and his 
son, Capt. Matthew, were companions for forty-fom* years.) 

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was born; 50 years old when his son John^ was born, and 55 when 
his son SamueP was born. 

THE BRIDGES AND THEIR ASSOCIATES 

According to the old maxim, "Birds of a feather flock together," 
John^ Bridge and his son Matt he w^ found kindred spirits at a very- 
early day in the new-born settlement. Among these, we note 
especially the Reeds, the Tidds, the Danforths, and the Bowmans. 
These several families, with scores of their relatives, had, like 
John Bridge himself, fled from the persecutions or other serious 
burdens heaped upon them in England, both by government and 
church, seeking civil and religious freedom in a new country. 
These Puritans had settled in Salem, Dorchester, Cambridge, 
Watertown, Charlestown, Boston, and adjacent locations. 

Their social, educational and religious standing was of the best, 
and our Puritan ancestor was by no means the least of them. 

The Bowmans were also very prominent at that time. Note 
the intermarriages of the Bowmans and the Bridges: Abigail 
Bowman married Matthew^ Bridge, March 20, 1720. Martha 
Bowman married Samuel* Bridge, Apr. 27, 1737. Phebe Bowman 
married Edmund^ Bridge, Sept. 6, 1764. Phoebe Bowman married 
Jonathan Bridge, Feb. 2, 1781. Betty Bowman married William 
Bridge, Dec. 11, 1783. William Bowman married Phoebe Bridge, 
Jan. 1, 1799. 

THE FIRST MEETING HOUSE 

A pious people, though comparatively few in number, must 
have a place for their religious services. As early as 1682, the 
people of Lexington petitioned the General Court to be set off 
as a distinct religious Parish. Matthew Bridge, Jr., was one of the 
petitioners. The petition was at first refused but in 1691 it was 
renewed and granted. The Rev. Benjamin Estabrook was called 
to be their preacher. 

Among the items of the tax bill for the payment of the minister's 
salary for the year May 1, 1692 to May 1, 1693, we find the names 
of Matthew- Bridge, Sr., and Matthew^ Bridge, Jr., the former being 
one of the six highest tax payers. 

The First Congregational Church of Lexington, having been 
established by the election of deacons and the selection of a 
pastor, we find that among those admitted on their profession of 
faith were Matthew^ Bridge, Jr., and his wife, AbigaiP, Thomas 
Cutler, Sr., Joseph Bowman, Capt. William Reed and others. 
The church, at that time, consisted of only thirty-three members. 

It is interesting to note the intermarriages of these families. 
Joseph* Bridge married Abigail Cutler, the daughter of Thomas 



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and Sarah Cutler, in 1722; Major John^ Bridge married Hannah, 
the daughter of William and Sarah Reed, in 1761; Samuel Bridge 
married the daughter, Martha, of Joseph and Phoebe Bowman, 
in 1738. 

Communion cups are now owned by the First Church in 
Lexington, which were given by former members or in memory 
of others. William Reed gave a cup in 1716; Matthew Bridge 
and Thomas Meriam gave a cup in 1745; one cup in memory of 
Joseph Bowman was given in 1755. ' 

The oldest paper upon the records of Lexington is the sub- i 
scription paper giving the names of the donors and their several 
subscriptions towards the erection of a meeting house. Forty-one ' 
subscribers gaVe 62 pounds 1 shilling. John Russell gave 2 pounds 
12 shillings; and five others gave 2 pounds 10 shillings each, as 
follows: "Mathew- Bridg, David ffiske, senor, Samuel Stone ij 
senor, Ephrim Winship, John Teed senor." Another Mathew J| 
Bridg gave 1 Pound also. ■ 

In the tax-bill for the payment of the minister's salary, "Samll 
Stone senor" gave 2 pounds 2 shillings, and widow Meriam 

I pound 12 shillings. "Mathew- Bridg senor" gave 1 pound 

II shillings, and "Mathe^^'^ Bridg junr" 10 .shillings 3 pence. | 
Hudson's "History" says: "These two papers, the subscription | 

for the meeting-house, and the first tax-bill for the support of 
their minister, are both valuable, as they contain the names of 
all the inhabitants, and show us who were the largest holders of j 
real estate at the incorporation of the precinct. There is also a 
remarkable coincidence between the tax and the subscription, j 
On the subscription, David Fiske, Senior, Samuel Stone, Senior, \ 
Mathew- Bridge, Senior, Ephrim Winship, Joseph Simonds, and ' 
William Munroe stand the six highest, and on the tax-bill the I 
same gentlemen maintain their relative position. 

On a subscription paper, for means wherewith to purchase i 
land for a public common, near the meeting-house, six men led I 
off with their offerings of 10 pounds each, and Matthew- Bridge '. 
was one of the six. 

John Bridge^ when he was very far advanced in life, and living j 
in Lexington, was appointed the committee to wait upon the '■ 
new pastor, the Rev. Mr. Hancock, and make the necessary ] 
arrangements for his ordination, in 1698. As a mark of distinction, 
he was "seated at the table in the Meeting House by the Order of 
the Parish. " He died two years later. 

The pastor of Lexington, Rev. jVIr. Hancock, having suddenly 
died, a meeting of sympathy for the widow was held, at which 
time two hundred pounds was given for a "descent burial." 
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INTRODUCTION xxxi 

Hancock's home and at the burial, and a Mr. SamueP Bridge 
was instructed to provide five hundred bricks in order to brick 
said grave. 

FIRST TOWN MEETING 

Immediately upon the Act of Incorporation of the Town, 
March 13, 1713, the inhabitants of Lexington met to organize by 
the choice of Town Officers. This election shows who were the 
leading men of that period. The members of the present Bridge 
family must be greatly gratified with the selections made, as follows : 

Selectmen: Matthew^ Bridge, Capt. William Reed, Lieut. 
Francis Bowman, Ens. Joseph Simonds, Deacon John Merriam. 

Town Clerk and Town Treasurer: Matthew^ Bridge. 

Constables: James Wilson, John Mason. 

Assessors: Francis Bowman, Matthew Bridge, Joseph Estabrook, 
William Munroe, Samuel Stearns. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures: Joseph Tidd. 

Tythingmen: Lierut. Thomas Cutler, Thomas Blodgett, Samuel 
Whitmore. 

Surveyors: Isaac Stearns, Thomas Cutler, John Poulter. 

Sealer of Leather: Sherebiah Kibbe. 

CAPT. MATTHEW BRIDGE 

Capt. Matthew^ Bridge, born in 1694, became a Selectman in 
Lexington in 1732, 1733, 1740, 1744, 1745; Assessor, 1733, 1735, 
1739; Town Treasurer, 1730, 1732, 1740. He removed to Waltham 
in 1740. 

That we may note the high standing in Lexington of three men 
who married into the Bridge family, we give the following facts: 
Selectmen: Joseph Bowman, 1714-16, '21, '24, '26, '27, '29, '31, 
'33-38. Thomas Cutler, 1729, '31, '33, '34. William Reed, 1734- 
38, '43, '52, '54, '57, '59, '61. 

We today may be greatly pleased to note that the Capt. 
Matthew* Bridge, Selectman, is the leader of our Matthew 
Line in our Genealogy; that William Reed's daughter became 
the wife of Joseph^ Bridge, Jr.; that the third son of Matthew' 
Bridge, Jr., married Sarah Tidd, daughter of Joseph Tidd; that 
Joseph* Bridge, the second son of Matthew^ Bridge, Jr., married 
Abigail, daughter of Thomas Cutler. All these names. Bridge, 
Reed, Tidd, and Cutler show the very high standing of these 
first elected Town OflScers of Lexington. 

Among the Assessors of the town of Lexington, we find the 
following: Matthew^ Bridge, Jr., 1733, '35, '39; Joseph Bridge, 
1741; Major John^ Bridge, 1778, '90, '91, '92. 

Selectmen: Capt. John*, 1746-56. Joseph^ Jr., 1757-60. Samuel*, 
1758-60. Johns 1787, '88, '90, '94, '95. Jonas, 1792-'98. 



xxxii INTRODUCTION 

Among the Town Clerks of Lexington we find these, Matthew^ 
Bridge, Jr., 1712-13 (the first Town Clerk at the incorporation 
of the town); Matthe^^ Bridge, Jr., 1740. 

In the list of Town Treasurers of Lexington these names are 
discovered, Matthew^ Bridge (the first Tovra Treasm-er), 1713; 
Matthe\\^ Bridge, Jr., 1730-32, '40; John^ Bridge, 1744-46. 

From 1773 to 1781, inclusive, the iovra appointed special 
committees as a channel of communication through the colonies 
and in 1776 Major John^ Bridge, Jr. was one of the five. We find 
that in 1795, John^ Bridge was a Justice of the Peace, as was also 
Jonas^ Bridge, in 1813. 

LEXINGTON CIVIL OFFICERS 

Selectmen: Matthew^ Bridge, 1713, 1714. Matthew^ Bridge, Jr., 
1732, 1733, 1740, 1744, 1745. John* Bridge, 1746, 1756. Joseph^ 
Bridge, Jr., 1757. SamueP Bridge, 1758, 1759, 1760. Major John 
Bridge, Jr., 1787, 1788, 1790, 1794, 1795. Jonas' Bridge, 1798-1793. 

Assessors: Matthew^ Bridge, 1713. Matthew^ Bridge, Jr., 1735, 
1739. Joseph" Bridge, Jr., 1741. John^ Bridge, Jr., 1778, 
1790-1792. 

Toicn Clerics: Matthew^ Bridge, 1713, 1714. Matthew^ Bridge, 
Jr., 1730-1733, 1740. John* Bridge, 1744-1746. 

Committee of Correspondence: Major John^ Bridge, Jr. 

HANC0CK-CLARK£ house — LEXINGTON. 

The Hancock-Clarke House in Lexington was built in 1698; 
enlarged in 1734. John Hancock and Samuel Adams were staying 
at this house April 18, 1775, when Paul Revere rode out to warn 
them of the approach of the British. iVIrs. Lucy (Bowes) Clarke, 
a lineal descendant of John Bridge, the Puritan, of 1632, was 
hostess of this house at this time. This venerable house still 
stands in excellent condition, filled in every room with the rarest 
collection of antiques of Pre-Revolutionary times, and visited by 
many thousands, old and young, annually. 

THE FOUR BRIDGE HOUSES 

A short time prior to the publication of the Bridge Genealogy 
of 1884, the publisher of that Genealogj' gave the following 
information to its editor: "The four hundred acres of land in 
Lexington granted to Matthew^ Bridge were divided among his 
grandchildren, Matthew*, Joseph*, John* and Samuel*, one hundred 
acres each, and when they married (1720 to 1740) he erected 
handsome two-story dwelling houses for them, and they are all 
still standing (1884), in a good state of preservation. Matthew's 
farm made a jog, and was set off to Waltham, — the finest of the 



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four, — but they were all elegant houses in their time. I think 
some mention ought to be made in the Genealogy for a century 
hence the descendants of the Bridge Family will say, "They were 
all standing in 1884." 

Three of the homes, which were wedding gifts from Matthew 
Bridge, J^.^ to his sons on the occasion of their marriages, in 
a condition of most delightful preservation, and we are especially 
pleased to be able to show their attractiveness in our volume. 

The Matthew^ House was presented to Capt. Matthew* Bridge 
on his marriage, March 2, 1720; that to Joseph^ on his marriage, 
Nov. 18, 1722; and that to SamueP on his marriage, Apr. 7, 1731. 

Our pictures show the houses as they stand today, being photo- 
graphs taken by our artist photographer, Mr. F. L. Fales of 
Waltham. 

The Longfellow House 

The Longfellow house was built by John Vassall and was on 
the same plan as most of the old colonial houses. A broad hall 
runs through the center of the house from front to rear and there 
are two square rooms on each side of this hall. These rooms have 
a high -paneled wainscot and all the wood work is tinted white. 
There are two staircases which meet on a landing where there is 
an arched window between the front and back halls, and the 
stairs again divide to the front and back. The rooms on the second 
floor correspond with those below. 

When the house was used as Washington's headquarters the 
front room on the left was used as Mrs. Washington's drawing- 
room and the one on the right was General Washington's office. 
A passageway separated this room from the rooms occupied by 
the military family, and in the rear was the dining-room. Large, 
commodious and stately, this house is the finest specimen of 
colonial architecture in Cambridge. 

The Lewis-Cutter-Bridge House 
The northwest corner of Holyoke and Winthrop Streets had 
four owners before 1642. William Lewis, the original grantee, 
went to Hartford in Hooker's company and later to Farmington, 
Conn. The next owner, Thomas Besbeach, went to Scituate 
and Duxbury and sold to William Cutter, who was here in 1638. 
He later returned to England and was living there in 1653. From 
him this land went to John Bridge, the typical Puritan settler 
who lived on Dunster Street and later on Brattle Street. 

Champney-Bridge-Blowers-Hill House 

Episcopal Theological School 
On the north side of Brattle Street, corner of Mason, stands 
the architecturally handsome group of buildings belonging to the 



xxxiv INTRODUCTION 

Episcopal Theological School. Until the first of these, the Chapel, 
•was built in 1869, a rather low two-storj' house stood on this site, 
facing towards Ash Street. A low wall of great round, white- 
washed beach stones ran in front of the house, which was partly- 
hidden by a high hedge. The rooms were low studded and in the | 
middle of the last century had painted hangings of artistic merit. I 
The old fireplaces were bordered by quaint purple Dutch tiles. \ 
At the time of the Revolution, this was the Deacon Aaron Hill 
house. West of the Chapel is the hundred-year-old tree, which 
is a hybrid walnut of interest to botanists. 

"The original grantee of the land was John Champney who 
lived here in 1638 and probably his three children were born here. 
The estate was finally sold, in 1650, to Deacon Joh-n} Bridge, whose 
son, Matthew- Bridge, probably lived here with his wife, Anne, 
daughter of Nicholas Danforth. In 1672, when Matthew- Bridge 
removed to Lexington, he sold it, with four and a half acres of land, 
to Captain Pyara Blowers, who had married Elizabeth, daughter 
of the first Andrew Belcher and niece of Mrs. Matthew^ Bridge." 

On the easterly corner of Brattle and Hawthorn Streets stands 
a very old house with its eight-foot square-stack chimney, the 
bricks of which are laid with pounded oyster shells instead of 
lime. The house and a half acre of land were bought by Richard 
Bancroft who lived here until his death in 1635. His widow married 
Martin Saunders of Braintree; at his death she married Deacon 
John Bridge of Cambridge in 1658; and at his decease she became 
the wife of Edward Taylor of Boston. 

LEXINGTON MEMORABILIA 

In Hudson's "History of Lexington" we find the following 
pithy, and probably very just characterization of some of the 
early colonists: "The thirst for landed possession, so peculiar to 
first settlers in every country, appears to have affected our pious 
ancestors. They were enduring hardships incident to a new 
settlement, and undoubtedly looked with anxiety to a time 
when they might, in some degree, rest from their severe toil, 
and have the consolation that when they should be called home, 
they could leave their children in a condition more favorable than 
that in which they commenced life." 

" That the small settlement at Newtowne was not particularly 
pressed for room will appear from the fact that the township at 
that time included what is now known as Newton, Brighton, 
Brookline, one-half of Arlington, a portion of Belmont, a territory 
sufficiently large, one would suppose, to contain and support a 
few hundred inhabitants." 

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settlers of Lexington is beyond doubt. Hudson's "History of 
Lexington" furnishes us very interesting and important facts 
concerning the town, throwing radiant Hght upon John Bridge 
and his family, and upon the times in which they lived. Our 
readers will certainly welcome our selections from that history. 
He says: "The first residents spent only a portion of the year 
here in Lexington and it appears that John Bridge had stacks 
of hay upon his land near Vine Brook prior to 1G4.5, and, without 
pretending to state the exact order of the year of their settlement, 
we may safely say that the Bridges, Winships, Cutlers, Fiskes, 
Stones, Bowmans, etc., were among the earliest settlers and the 
most numerous families." The Proprietors' Records give us 
this bit of information: "A Grant in 1642 to Herbert Pelham 
at the further side of Vine Brooke and Six Hyndred Acr of land 
Concord Lyne north John Bridge West." We have also this 
record in favor of Edward Goffee: "By Vyne Brooke Six Hundred 
Acr of land more or lesse Herbert Pelham Esqr. & John Bridg 
north. " 

A ratification of a former grant to John Bridge is in language as 
follows: "It is now also ratified by these presents, 15 (11) 1645 
John Bridge, grant unto him as appears in the grant book Twenty 
Acr of Plowe-land, on this side of Vine-Brooke Eastward, neere 
vnto the place where his stacks of hay did stand." Hudson's 
History says: "These lands must have been situated in the 
southwesterly part of the town near the source of Vine Brook, 
and were probably among the first lands settled. " 

When the Bridges went from Cambridge to Lexington, they 
settled near the center of the town, and, very naturally, became 
the very first citizens of prominence in the community. As early 
as 1642, John Bridge, John Betts (his brother-in-law), Thomas 
Danforth and eight or ten others were proprietors of lands within 
the township, though most of them still had their residences in 
Cambridge or in the vicinity of Boston. 

It is quite probable that some of the early Puritans left their 
English homes, where it was not possible to become extensive 
land owners by reason of the laws of inheritance then prevailing 
in England, and, in coming to the new home, bought landed 
property as extensively as their means would permit. At any 
rate most, if not all, of the early leading citizens became large 
land owners, and Deacon John Bridge and his sons were no 
exception to the rule. This is certain, that Matthew Bridge, Sr., 
became one of the largest landowTiers of the precinct Lexington, 
possessing at least four hundred acres there. 



xxxvi INTRODUCTION 

MILITARY BREVITIES 

We notice especially that men with military titles were the 
leading men of the town. The title of captain, of lieutenant, of 
ensign, and quarter master, belonged to men who were exceedingly 
popular apd distinguished. John^ Bridge bore the last title. 

In the war with the French and Indians in 1755, a large force from 
Massachusetts was brought out, and the rolls of Lexington show 
that Lexington furnished twenty-one men at least, among whom 
we find the name of John^ Bridge; and James Bridge and Benjamin 
Bridge in 1756. The war continued, and among the troops called 
out we find the name of John Bridge in 1757; in 175'8 Jeremiah^ 
Bridge. On the roll of the officers and soldiers of Captain Parker's 
company, in 1775, we find the names of Joseph Bridge and John 
Bridge. A detachment of this company was called to Cambridge 
for colonial defense before the battle of Lexington and served 
from May 6 to May 10, 1775. In this detachment we also find 
the name of Matthew* Bridge; for the same purpose and at 
Cambridge, June 17 and 18, 1775, in Captain Parker's company 
we find Lieut. John^ Bridge, as first lieutenant after Capt. John 
Parker, and in the same company we find the names of Jonathan 
Bridge and Nathan Bridge. 

Lexington men were very prominent in the Revolutionary 
War and a large number of names are found on the rolls in the 
archives of the State. 

In Hudson's "History of Lexington," we find this: (p. 426) : 
"Muster Roll of Capt. John Bridge of Lexington Company 
in Colonel Eliezer Brooks' Regiment on Command at Roxbury, 
from March 4, 1776 to March 8 inclusive: 

John^ Bridge, Captain 

Matthew^ Bridge 

Jonathan^ Bridge 

Jonas^ Bridge \ 

Revolutionary Rolls, Vol. 17, Page. 64. " j 

At the commencement of the Revolutionarv War, Lexington i 

had a population of only seven hundred inhabitants. It might j 

well be said that she furnished a very liberal number of her citizens ] 

to defend her from the attack of the British. | 

Under the heading of "Military Service Rendered" by the 

Inhabitants of Lexington, in the War of the Revolution, from j 

the first campaign in 1775 to the close of 1777, we find in the | 

seventh campaign, 1776, j 

To White Plains 1776 Matthew Bridge £ 5 \ 

In the Eighth Campaign, three months, to the Jerseys ; 

Captain John Bridge, £ 7 S 10 \ 

Samuel^ Bridge £ 7 S 10 \ 



INTRODUCTION xxxvii 

In the Eleventh Campaign, to Bennington, in 1777, 

Samuel^ Bridge and others, a man, £ 9 
In the Twelfth Campaign, to take Burgoyne 

Matthew^ Bridge £ 4 
In the Thirteenth Campaign, Dec. 1777, to Guard the Line 
near Cambridge, five months, 

SamueP Bridge £ 1 S 16 
In the list of names to whom Capt. Benjamin Reed delivered 
bayonets (As per Vol. 97, p. 216), we find the name of William 
Bridge. 

Hudson's "History of Lexington," says; (p. 421): "Appended 
to an Address delivered at Lexington in April 1685, by Edward 
Everett, is a note as follows: ' The following is the List of Capt. 
Parker's Company, as they stood enrolled on the 19th of April, 
1775,' and two names are John^ Bridge and Joseph^ Bridge." 

Hudson's "History" also says: "As this company not only 
served in the morning but in the afternoon of the Memorable 
19th of April, but on an Alarm at Cambridge in May, and on the 
Day of Battle of Bunker Hill, in June. Detachments from this 
Company, with the gallant Parker at their head, repaired promptly 
to the scene of action and offered themselves for active service. 
In the List of Missing is found the name of Matthew Bridge." 
Hudson's "History," p. 424: "In the Revolutionary Rolls, 
Vol. 11, pp. 208, and 234, we find this "Muster Roll of a Detach- 
ment of a Company of Militia of Lexington on Command at 
Cambridge from May 11, 1775 to May 15, both days included. 
By Order Committee of Safety, John^ Bridge, Commander." 
Hudson, also on p. 425, gives the following: 
"In a Muster Roll of a part of Captain Parker's Company 
who were called to Cambridge, June 17 and 18, 1775: (we find 
these names) Capt. Johrv' Bridge 

Lieut. John* Bridge 

Mattheio* Bridge" 

COMMITTEE OF SAFETY 

As early as 1772 the inhabitants of Lexington met and passed 
resolutions concerning the national rights and duties of every man, 
the security of life, liberty and property, and concerning their 
own rights as Englishmen, as a people and as individuals. A com- 
mittee of seven was chosen to report to the town their views on 
this subject. One of the members of this Committee of seven was 
Mr. Samuel Bridge. 

At a meeting of the inhabitants of Lexington held in March 
preceding the Battle of Lexington, a Committee of Correspondence 
and Safety was chosen, Capt. John Bridge being the second on 



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xxxviii INTRODUCTION , 

the committee of five. This shows the remarkable confidence 
placed in him by his fellow citizens. A 

DECLARATION OF T\\'ENTY-SIX LEADING CITIZENS 

Declaring "before God and the world" that they would be true 
to the cause of liberty and to each other in the coming conflict. 

Colony of jVLissachu setts Bay, 1776 

Joseph Smith Nehemiah Esterbiook 

Thomas Parker Samson Adams 

John Chandler Joseph Simonds 

Philip Russell Daniel Harrington 

William Tidd Francis Brown 

Jonathan Smith John Simonds 

Hammond Reed Joshua Bond 

Jasaniah Crosby Edmd Munro 

Samll Tidd Thos Fessenden 

Robert Reed Henry Harrington, Jr. 

Jonas Stone Joseph Fisk, Junr 

Isaac Blodgett John Bridge 
Henry Harrington 



THE LEXINGTON "TEA PARTY" 

For a hundred and fifty years Boston has been noted for having 
a most wonderful Tea Party, when the virile Bostonians threw 
the British tea into the sea. Lexington was not represented there, 
so far as we know. But the inhabitants, having been called 
together to consider the state of public affairs, the following 
resolution was adopted: "That if any Head of a Family in this 
Town, or any Person shall from this time forward; & untill the 
Duty be taken off; purchase any Tea, or Use, or consume any 
Tea in their Families, such person shall be looked upon as an 
Enemy to this Town, & to this Country, and shall by this Town 
be treated with Neglect and Contempt." So not a pound of 
the three hundred and fifty chests of tea ever saw the boundary 
lines of Lexington. 

"WARNING OUT OF TOWN" 

To prevent strangers from becoming town charges or paupers, 
the names and numbers of the newcomers, their former home, the 
date of coming, and their monetary status, must all be "returned" 
to the Selectmen. As an instance of this peculiarity of the times, 
we give herewith a specimen in our own family line: "Lexington 
January 6th: 1761 To the Select men gent° These are to Inform 
you that on ye 19 of December Last past I toke ye widdo 






INTRODUCTION xxxix 

Elisabeth Sampson as a house keeper from Harvard that being 
her Last place of Residence She being under Good Circumstances. 
John Bridge." 

Slaveholding in Lexington. 

It is not complimentary to our ancestors, but it shows the times 
in which they lived, when we say that in Lexington in 1735 there 
were twenty slaves owned by seventeen individuals, three owned 
two each, John^ Bridge, the third son of Matthew^ Bridge, 
owTiing one. In 1775, there were only five such slaves, but one of 
them was owned by a Samuel Bridge. In 1780 slavery was 
abolished entirely in Massachusetts. New England slavery was 
exceedingly mild, — slaves were treated as other servants and 
enjoyed much the same privileges; they were admitted as members 
of the church, and had seats provided for them in the services; 
their children were baptised, and they themselves received the 
holy sacrament with their owners and at the same time and place: 
they held property and had access to the courts to defend their 
rights. How different was slavery even in 1735 from that of 
modern days. 

AFTER BATTLE OF LEXINGTON 

After the Battle of Lexington, April 19, the Colonial Troops 
were summoned, as far as officers were concerned, to meet on the 
Common at Cambridge, which they did in the afternoon of the 
twentieth. At this time a council of war, the first, there were 
present three generals and six colonels, of whom the first was 
a Colonel Bridge and another was Colonel BuUard. 

STATE RECORDS 

Notes from the "Records of Massachusetts." 
Vol. /, Page 198, 1637, 6 June 

Mathewe^ Bridg being accused to be guilty of the vntimely 
death of John Abbot, the said Mathewe, & John' Bridge, his father, 
were bound in 40£ for his appearance at the next Quarter Courte 
to bee held the first Tewsday in the 7th mo, at Boston. 
Vol. I, 1637, 19 Sept. 

Mathew Bridge appearing, & no evidence comeing in against 
him, hee was quit by p'^clamation. 
Vol. 1, 1637-8, 6 March. 

The sale of M'- Gurlings land by JVP Beniamin & M'- Joseph 
Weld to M?"' Andrews, is confirmed, & appointed to bee layd out 
by M""- Danfort, M''- Colebran, and Goodm Bridge. 
Vol. I, 1638, 2 May 

M""- John Ohver, M""- Abraham Palmer, & Goodm John Bridge 



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were appointed to set out the bounds betweene Watertowne & 
Concord, & between Watertowne & Dedham, & to marke the 
bounds between Watertowme & Newetowne, & to lay out Water- 
towne, their 8 miles granted them, or if they cannot enioy their 
8 miles, to allow them satisfaction, w*^** w'^'' they prmise to rest 
fully satisfied, & never to meddle more about the difference 
between them & Newetowne. 
Vol. I, 1638, 6 Sept. 

Mr. Rich'^d Browne, M""- Willi: Colebran & John Bridge are 
appointed to lay out Mr. Gurlings land at Cambridge. 

Vol. I, 1639, i Sept. 

The order of the Court, \T)on the petition of the inhabitants 
of Sudberry, is, that Peter Noyes, Bryan Pendleton, J. Parmin, 
Edmond B., Walter Hayne, George Moning, & Edmond Rise 
have comision to laj^ out lands to the prsent inhabitants, according 
to their estates and persons, & that Capt Jeanison, M*"' Mayhewe, 
M''" Flint, M''" Samuel Shepard, & John Bridge, or any 3 of them, 
shall, in convenient time, repaire to the said towne, & set out such 
land & accomodations, both for houselots & otherwise, both 
for M""- Pelham & M"^' Walgrave, as they shall think sutable to 
their estates, to bee reserved for them if they shall come to inhabite 
there in convenient time, as the Court shall think (fit). 
Vol. I, 163;\ 5 Nov. 

Increase No well, Cap* Willi: Jeanison, & John Bridge are 
appointed to take account of the estate of M''' Natha: Eaton, 
to dispose of the cattle, receive the money, take proofe of the 
debts, & bee accountable to the Courte. 
Vol. I, 16^0, 7 Oct. 

M^' Treasurer & M^' Duncan are appointed a Comitte to 
take the account of M""' Nathani: Eatons busines from Capt. 
Jeanison & Goodm John Bridge. 

Vol. I, 1640, 1 Decern. 

Wee, whose names are underwT-itten, being appointed by the 
townes to w*^** wee do belong to settle the bounds between Boston 
& Cambridge, have agreed that the partition shall run fro Charles 
Ryver up along the Channell of the small brooke to a marked 
tree upon the brinke of the said brooke, neare the first & lowest 
reedy meddow, & fron that tree in a straight line to the great 
red oake, formerly marked by agreement at the foote of the great 
hill on the northermost end thereof, & from the said gread red 
oake to Dedham line, by the trees marked by agreement of both 
ptyes, this 2d 8*^ m, 1640. 

M''" CoUens, M""" Sparhauke, & Goo. Bridge are desired to 
heare businesses betwen John Smvth & his father, Jeremv Norcros, 



INTRODUCTION ' xli 

& examine accounts, & settle things if they can; if not, to make 
report to the Courte if there bee cause. 
Vol. 1,1611,2 June 

M'- Thom: Mayhewe & John Bridge are appointed to consider 
of the difference about the hne running between Cambridg & 
Watertowne; and if they cannot agree, they are to choose a third 
man to settle things, according to the former order. 
Vol. 1, 16 Ja, 7 Oct. 

MJ- Flint, Goodman Bridge, & Abraham Browne are appointed 
to accompany M"^ Oliver to see the artillery land layd out, & 
make returne to the next Courte. 
Vol. I, 1641,7 Oct 

Per Boston, Thomas Oliver. 
Willi: Colbron. 
Per Cambridge, Rich'd Champnes. 

John Bridge. 

Grego: Stone. 

Joseph Isaack. 

Thom: Marrett. 
Vol. II, 1642, 27 Sept. 

John Bridge is appointed, instead of M''" Allen, deceased, for 
to lay Capt. Jeanisons land out. 
Vol. II, 16U, Nov. 12. 

The Co't declareth, that they think it just & meete y*- IVP'- 
Philips make ov'' so much estate as shall secure 100£ to Samuell 
& Elisabeth Philips, grand childrn of Rich''d Sergent, or othw'^ise 
give bond w*'' sureties (to) the content & satisfaction of Captn 
Cooke, Mr. Sparhauke, & John Bridge, who are intrusted in the 
business by the Co'"t, this security to be given in a month. 
Vol. Ill, 1646, 6 May. 

John Bridge, Lef*^ Mason & Edmond Goodenow, bringing into 
the Courte their determinacon of the difference betweene Tho: 
White & y^ wyddowe Swift, they finding y* Tho: White hath 
runne out in just chardges on y* wyddowe Swifts land y* some of 
9£ 19s 8d, besides the breaking and improoving of land, for y* 
w'''' they judge & determine the prsent crop that is now in y^ 
ground will be full satisfaccon, & find ffiffeene pounds principall 
debt; all y^ chardges, &c, coming to 24 19 8, y^ wch y^ agent 
of y^ wyddowe Swift refuseth to pay; itt is ordered, therefore, 
y* y^ land henceforth shall remayne y^ inheritance of y* said Tho: 
White & his heires foreur from y* date hereof. By both 
Vol. Ill, 1652, Oct. 19 

Seuerall of the inhabitants of Woburne prfering a petitio to this 
Court that the farmes lately graunted vnto or prsent honor'** 
Deputy Gouerno' & or late hono''* Gouno^ Mr. Joh ^yinthropp, 
might be layd out for ends & purposes exprest theire sd pet, 



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hath theire request graunted; & this Court doth hereby authorize 
M"^" Edward GoflFe, Thomas Danforth, & Joh Bridge, of Cam- 
bridge, for effectinge the same. 
Vol. Ill, 1655, S3 May 

(About two pages of the Records contain a Committee Report, 
said Com. having been empowered, 1654, Jan. 29, to examine 
concerning the rights & immunities of the Settlers in Shawshin 
formerly resident in Cambridge. The Report is signed by 

Henry Dunster. 

Richard Champney. 

Edward Goffe. 

Joh: Bridge. 
Vol. Ill, 1650, 16 Oct. 

Vppon the request of Richard Champnyes & Goulden More, & 
Joane, his wife, the relict of John Champnyes, deceased, for 
power to dispose, by way of sale, of a certayne howse & lands, 
left by her by her s^ late husband; it is ordred, that power be 
hereby giuen to Richard Champnyes & John Bridge, of Cambridge, 
to make sale of the s*^ howse and lands mentioned in theire petition, 
prvided that they giue caution to the County Court of that shire 
to dispose of it to vse & behoof e of the woman & her children; 
according to the intent of John Champnyes, deceased, p Curia. 

WILLIAM BRIDGE 

Vol. Ill, 16U, 11 June 

It is ordred (in answer to y* peticon of Willm Bridge) that this 
Courte thinks not meete to graunte land to any vppon such 
consideracons therein expst, but advise such to look after newe 
plantacons. 
Vol. IV. 1672, 15 May 

Samuel Bridge (Saml :) Admitted to the freedome of y* Colony 
at this Courte. 
Vol. IV. 1673, 7 May 

Samuel Bridge Made & admitted to Freedome. 

JOHN BRIDGE 

Vol. V, 1681, 11 May 

In answer to the petition of Samuel Ruggles, Sen. of Roxbury, 
Joseph Dudley, Esqr. M"^- Thomas Weld, & M""- John Bowles are 
appointed to vejw the land offered to sale, & the petitioner 
impowred, w^ their consent to passe deeds for the same, so as 
the guardians for the children of Jn° Bridge be joyned to the 
sajd Comittee, to see that the debt be justly due, & no more land 
sold then is necessary for ye payment abouesd. 



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Vol. IV. Part I, 1650, 18 Oct. 

In answer to the petition of Richard Champnyes and Goulden 
Moore, and his wife, the rehct of John Champnye deceased, 
desiring power to sell the howse and land of John Champnye 
deceased, being out of repaire, ffor the necessary supply of the 
widdow and children of the said John Champnye, the Courte 
heereby graunts power to Richard Champnies and John Bridg, 
of Cambridge, to make sale of the howse and land mentioned 
in the petition, provided they give caution to the County Courte 
of that shiere to be responsall that it be disposed of for the vse 
and behoofe of the woman and her children, according to the 
intent of John Champnies, deceased. 
Vol. IV. Part 7, 1652, 26 Oct. 

In ansr to the peticon of the inhabitants of Woobourne, desiring 
that a comittee might be appointed to lay out ye farmes graunted 
to Jno Winthrop, Esq., deceased, and to Thomas Dudley, Esq., 
Dept. Gouv, nere Shawshin, itt is ordered that Capt Symon 
Willard, Capt Edw: Johnson, Edward Goffe, Tho Danforth, Jno 
Bridge, Sergeant Hale, and Srjant Sherman be comissjoners to 
layout the farmes as is desired, and that it be donne before the 
twenty fowerth day of the fowerth month next. 
Vol. IV. Part 1, 1655, 29 Maij 

Cambridge & Shawshins Agreement, concerning matters in 
discussion between their respective localities. 

Signed by 

Henry Dunster. 
Richard Champney. 
Edward Goffe. 
John Bridge. 

JOHN BRIDGE 

In the following dates the year began with March. 

1637, 2 Nov. 

Deputy at Generall Courte held at Newtowne, the 2d Day of 
the 9th mo. 1637. 

1638, 2 May 

Deputy at "A Generall Court, held at Newtowme, the 2d Day 
of the 3d mo, 1638, for Elections. " 
1638, 6 Sept. 

!^ Deputy at "A Generall Court, held at Boston, the 6th Day of 
the 7th Month m 1638. " 
1639 Jf Sept. 

Deputy at "A Generall Court, holden at Boston, the 4th Day 
of the 7th Month 1639. " 



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16U, 2 Jvne 

Deputy at "A Generall Court of Elections, held at Boston the 
id4thmo, 1641." 
16Jfl, 7 Oct. 

Deputy at "A Generall Court, held at Boston, the 7th Day 
of the 8th Mo, 1641. 
Vol. /, Page 870. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

1. The General Court, in 1635, decreed that no dweUing house 
should be placed more than a half mile away from the meeting house 
in any new plantation. This was deemed not a matter of con- 
venience or of individual choice but of duty to the community. 
In 1661 a citizen having built his house too far from the church 
edifice and being absent from the worship with his wife, the courte 
authorized that the "Seven Men" should sell his farm so that he 
might be compelled to dwell nearer the sanctuary. 

2. The church edifices were of very simple construction, the rec- 
tangular form being universal. Later, a tower or belfry was con- 
structed and the bell was rung by a bell rope just as now the bell 
of the leading Presbyterian Church in the city of Orange, N. J., 
where the Editor of this work resides, is rung on Sabbaths. Before 
the bells were introduced, the people were called to worship by a 
first drum and second drum. 

3. Our ancestors were strenuous believers in church attendance, 
and attendance on the Sabbath day was not voluntary but 
enforced by law both in Massachusetts and Connecticut. 

4. We are moved with profound reverence when we examine 
the lives and labors of our Bridge ancestors. From John Bridge, 
the Puritan, down the centuries we find a wonderfully earnest 
race of men and women; but we can see at this stage in our his- 
tory many of their weaknesses and mistakes, as we have already 
seen some of them were slave holders. As early as 1637, Hugh 
Peter writes to John Winthrop, Jr., concerning captive Pequot 
Indians, even women and children, and that he would like to share 
in owTiing them. He would like to pick out a young woman, a 
girl or a boy, for slaves. We must, therefore, believe that to 
some extent that low sentiment was in the land. 

We learn from the Massachusetts Archives that the first two 
slaves were brought to New England by one James Smith but 
after a while were returned to Guinea by order of the Massachu- 
setts authorities. Yet the Puritans had enslaved some of the 
Indians and now commenced to think favorably of enslaving 
Negroes and even sought to supply the demand by obtaining some 
from the West Indies. 



INTRODUCTION xlv 

Bond's Error 

There is an item in Bond's "History of Watertown" for which, 
on careful investigation, we find no foundation of fact. He says 
that John Bridge had a daughter, Sarah, born Feb. 16, 1648-9. 
This is a most unfortunate statement and error. Through some 
oversight of the historian, he has given John Bridge a daughter 
and a date, whereas the name should have been Dorcas, grand- 
daughter of John (the daughter of John's son, Thomas), who 
was born on the date specified, February 16, 1648-9. 

The John Harvard Statue in Cambridge 
Samuel J. Bridge did not limit his benefactions by Bridge 
boundaries. He not only gave the fine statue of his ancestor, 
John Bridge, the Puritan, to the city of Cambridge, but he also 
gave to the same city the statue of John Harvard from whom 
Harvard University takes its notable name. As an appendix to 
this volume we republish from the former "Bridge Genealogy" the 
full account of the unveiling of the Bridge statue on the Cambridge 
Common. It is suitable that we should give at least a brief account 
of the donation of the Harvard statue to the city, which we take 
from Sawyer's "History of ' Old Charlestown.' " 

Statue of Harvard. Gift of Samuel J. Bridge 
Address of Dr. George E. Ellis 

At a dinner of the alumni of Harvard University on commence- 
ment day, June 27, 1883, the presiding oflScer read the following 
letter : 
To the President and Felloics of Harvard College: 

Gentlemen: I have the pleasure of offering to you an ideal 
statue in bronze, representing your founder, the Rev. John Harvard, 
to be designed by Daniel C. French, of Concord, and to be placed 
in the south end of the enclosure in which Memorial Hall stands. 
If you do me the honor to accept this offer, I propose to contract 
at once for the work, including an appropriate pedestal; and I 
am assured that the same can be in place by June 1, 1884. I am, 
with much respect, 

Samuel J. Bridge. 

Dr. George E. Ellis, who was present, and one of the speakers 
at the dinner, referring to the subject, said: 

"It is delightful for me to have heard for the first time this 
day that one of my boys (turning to Mr. Bridge), a member of 
Harvard Church Society in Charlestown, is to give to the college 
a statue. It must be an ideal one, but our ideals, we are told, 
are always perfection; and, if there ever ought to be a perfect 



xlvi INTRODUCTION 

exposition of a good and lovable man, it must be that of John 
Harvard." 

The ceremonies of unveiling the statue took place Oct. 15, 
1884, before a large audience in Sanders Theater and on the grounds 
where the statue was placed. Dr. Ellis, in behalf of IVIr. Bridge 
and by official invitation, made the presentation speech. It will 
be needless for me to speak of its appropriateness, point, and 
eloquence, but I may with propriety, perhaps, quote a few ex- 
tracts from it. Referring to JVIr. Bridge, and to his acquaintance 
and friendship with him which dated back more than forty years, 
he said: 

"He has been a wide wanderer, a traveler in all lands, having 
more than once circled the globe. As a confidential agent of our 
government for many years on the Pacific coast he faithfully 
discharged high trusts. He has liberally endowed many aids to 
education, and fostered many young men in their school and 
college course. Holding in venerating regard his descent from 
one of the first English settlers in this place, he has caused a repre- 
sentative statue of him, as a Pilgrim, to be planted ^lear by us on 
the Common, a gift to the city. And now he has done a similar 
loving service to the college. The two statues commemorate two 
worthies of our earliest years, who doubtless met on this virgin 
soil, and who, we can imagine, may now exchange, from their 
metal enshrouding, some grave recognition." 

BIBLE STUDENTS 

Our ancestors, from the very first to reach this country, were 
evidently of a strong religious character, showing this in many 
manifest ways. We have been impressed with this fact in noting 
the given names of their descendants. Our readers will note the 
Biblical names, starting from John, as follows: Matthew, Thomas, 
Anna, Martha, Samuel, Elizabeth, Dorcas, Noah, Abigail, Mary, 
Benjamin, Nathaniel, Sarah, Jonas, Asa, Thaddeus, Daniel, 
David, etc., and it was not until into the years between 1700 
and 1800 that other than Bible names became at all prominent. 
Then we find George and Charles and William and Edward and 
Ellen and Nancy quite common. 

If we read the character of the early generations as being 
especially religious, we have reasons to believe that they studiously 
studied their Bibles, for we find very many names which must 
evidently have been chosen from among the Hebrew and Greek 
names, and by reason of their real definitions or meaning. We 
notice, as we pass through the various families that somewhat 
peculiar names are also chosen, such as Benaiah, Ruhama, Vashti, 
Asarelah, Bezaleel, Eliab and the remarkable word Jaazaniah. 



INTRODUCTION xlvii 

Doubtless many of our present-day readers, unacquainted with 
the meaning of many Old and New Testament Bible names, will 
be glad to have at least a few words occurring in this book accom- 
panied with their Biblical meaning. Some of the new-time parents 
might find in these old-time names pleasant suggestions: Abigail, 
my father's joy; Abraham, father of a multitude; Andrew, manly; 
Asarelah, Jehovah is joined; Benaiah, Jehovah builds; Bernice, 
victory bringing; Bezaleel, God is protection; Ebenezer, stone 
of help; Eliakim, God raises; Enoch, dedicated; Ephraim, double 
fruitfulness; Hepzibah, my delight is in her; Jaazaniah, Jehovah 
will hear; Jason, God will care; Mehitabel, God does good; Naomi, 
pleasant; Narcissa, daffodil; Nathan, a gift; Nehemiah, the com- 
fort of God; Reuben, see, a son; Rhoda, a rose; Ruhama, com- 
passionate; Theodore, God's gift; Vashti, beautiful. 

BRIDGES WHO WERE NOT BRIDGES 

If our readers could have been by our side many times when 
we were opening our mails, which brought to us questionnaires 
and blanks well filled out, they would on many occasions have 
been amazed and disturbed, as we were, at the ignorance of the 
individuals sending us such documents. The blanks and the 
questionnaires distinctly stated that the signers claimed to be 
literally descendants of John Bridge, the Puritan, of 1632; but 
we received many letters from Germans, Irishmen, Scotchmen, 
Spaniards, and in one case from a genuine negress, all of whom 
claimed to be rightfully possessed of the name Bridge and in the 
real Bridge line. 

In the case of the negress, the name was given to us from a 
Texas relative who saw the name in a Texas city directory. We 
sent at once a blank. The person receiving it could not fill it 
out alone, lacking the writing ability, and asked the help of her 
laundry employer. He took the blank and returned it to us with 
the endorsement: "This party is a full blooded 'nigger' of a 
strange name, but thought the word Bridge was so fine that she 
took it. " 

In quite a number of cases, Germans bearing the name Bruecke, 
availed themselves of the English word as one more suitable to 
their purpose than a foreign word. In still other cases parties, 
fully believing they were descended from John Bridge, of 1632, 
discovered that their ancestors were really Pennsylvania Dutch. 

THE "MISSING LINK" FOUND 
A Genealogy of the Bridge family was published in 1884, edited 
by the Rev. William F. Bridge, of Ohio. In the Introduction 
to his Genealogy, the author says: "The study of the line of Joseph 



xlviii INTRODUCTION 

has been perplexing, and the results more defective than I had 
reason to hope. Several members of this family strayed widely 
from home. George^, one of the grandsons, may have settled in 
Madison County, in Central New York. If so, a register of many 
of his posterity might be made. But that this was the fact was 
not evident enough, nor was the account of the New York family 
precise and full enough, to determine me to follow out his line. " 

The only further reference made to this possible New York 
branch of the family is found on page 30 of the 1884 Genealogy, 
as follows: "George, born Feb. 10, 1748. May have settled in 
Stockbridge, Madison County, N. Y. " 

From my earliest acquaintance and connection with the former 
Genealogy I have had an earnest desire to unravel the mysterious 
disappearance of this "George^ Bridge," the brother of a Joseph* 
Bridge, my father's grandfather. This earnest wish on my part 
was expressed to my assistant in Boston, with a request that he 
search all possible existing sources of information in Massachusetts. 
I felt confident that a successful outcome would be secured. 

The fact that a large proportion of the cities and towns of the 
Old Bay State publish volumes of Vital Statistics, containing 
more or less complete lists of the births, marriages and deaths 
of the population for long periods of years, led me to be confident 
that there might be found in Brookfield, where his reputed mother 
was married, some further suggestions concerning our missing 
George. The following facts were found: 

A George Bridge was born in Broolcfield, Mass., Jan. 10, 
1747-48; baptised in Brookfield, Feb. 14, 1747-48; married in 
Brookfield, April 9, 1772, Abigail' Williams. 

The editor of the former Genealogy had not access to these 
records, and doubtless lacked the time necessary to trace to their 
natural and decisive conclusion whatever of data may have been 
in his hands. From manuscripts left by him at his death, which 
have been generously loaned us by his children, the existence 
of a George Bridge, with a wife Abigail Williams, and several 
sons and daughters living in Madison County, N. Y., was affirmed, 
but absolute ignorance was declared as to the antecedents of this 
family prior to 1776, save that a babe, Sarah^, survived but a few 
months, and a son, William^ died early in 1776. The earliest 
mention of a child born to the George and Abigail Bridge, of 
Madison County, gives the name of an Amos* Bridge, born Sept. 1, 
1777, in Madison, N. Y. 

It has given us great pleasure, as the Editor of the new "Bridge 
Genealogy," to be able to give our readers a very large, accurate, 
and we trust, very satisfactory presentation of all the descendants 
of "the missing link," — George, of Massachusetts. 



INTRODUCTION xlix 

ANOTHER BRIDGE FAMILY 

At the very commencement of our work in collecting and collat- 
ing the history of the descendants of John^ Bridge, the Puritan, we 
were confronted with the fact that there was at least one other 
historic Bridge family in this country, which did not spring from 
our ancestor. 

Many of the papers, which we mailed to all Bridge names which 
we could obtain, came back quite well filled with data of various 
kinds, but indicating a parentage not known to us. To each such 
person, sending data, we sent our regrets at inability to use the 
material provided and we laid the papers aside. Some of the 
records thus sent us were very interesting, so much so that we 
requested our Boston assistant to investigate old records in and 
about Boston, which he did. Such investigation proved valuable 
as furnishing historic matter, but not usable for our purpose. 

A certain William Bridge of Charlestown seems to be the dean 
of another Bridge family coming to our shores about 1622. In 
tracing up the records of this William Bridge, we find quite a 
large number of very worthy, and, in some cases, very prominent 
Bridge families . Among these was the Hudson E. Bridge family 
of St. Louis, Mo., with its various ramifications. In connection 
with our investigations, there are several incidents noted in con- 
nection with some of the families that lead us to think it possible 
that this WilHam Bridge may have been an elder brother of our 
John Bridge, the Puritan. To determine this and other like 
interesting questions must be the work of some other historian 
who may secure, by researches in England, positive or negative 
facts. 

THE "OLD STYLE" AND THE "NEW STYLE" 

Our ancestors were acquainted with two styles of dating in their 
calendars. Fortunately that period in our genealogical history 
has passed. In certain portions of our volume, in making quotations 
concerning dates, we have indicated the "double dating" which 
our ancestors, for many years, were wont to use. 

According to the Roman Calendar, the year was divided into 
ten periods, or months, beginning with March and ending with 
December. The word December is derived from the Latin Decern 
which means ten. At an early period two new months were added, 
January and February, making twelve months in all. 

Julius Caesar reformed the calendar in 45 B. C. by providing 
that the year should consist of three hundred and sixty-five days 
for each common year, but that to every fourth year one day 
should be added, making what we now call a leap year, and he 



1 INTRODUCTION 

caused the year to begin with January. This order of year is 
called the Julian Calendar. 

Pope Gregory XIII made another reform in 1582, covering 
several modifications. The Julian Calendar (thus amended by the 
Pope), was and is called the Gregorian Calendar. This latter style 
was quite rapidly adopted by Roman Catholic countries, but not 
until 1751 was the Parliament of England ready to accept it. But 
in that year, the Statute, which took effect in 1752, made the year 
begin with January 1, and cancelled the over-plus of time accumu- 
lated under the Julian Calendar, and so for a period of time there 
were in England the Julian and Gregorian methods of indicating 
dates. One was the Gregorian year or Civil year; the other the 
Julian or Historic year. In our country we were ahead of Great 
Britain by fifty years in holding to the Historic year. 

In the mother country, the practice of double dating became 
customary in giving the dates of events between January 1 and 
March 25. February 26, 1693-4 meant February 26, 1693, old 
style, and February 26, 1694, new style. This practice was changed 
in 1752, when the new style was adopted by Parliament. 

That our readers may become familiar with the "Old Style" and 
the "New Style" methods of indicating dates, as used in the earlier 
portions of our volume, we will say that in order to make the dates 
previous to 1752 correspond, in the Solar year, with the new style, 
it is necessary to add eleven to dates of days between 1660 and 
1700 and twelve to days between 1700 and 1752. Thus, the 
Arbella arrived at Salem, June 12, 1630, old style, which (adding 
eleven), would be June 23, new style. Weston was incorporated 
January 1, 1712, old style, which (adding twelve), would be Jan- 
uary 13, new style. 

It is very remarkable that in 1923, the Gregorian calendar was 
abolished in Russia, where it has held sway for hundreds of years, 
and also abandoned in other countries of Em-ope. 

HERALDRY AND COATS OF ARMS 

In the Coe Genealogj' there is this statement: 

"To organize and regulate Heraldry, a College of Arms, (often 
popularly called "Herald's College") was instituted as early as 
A.D. 1466 and was later incorporated. In the College is vested 
the right to grant or confirm Arms, and legally certify Pedigrees 
in connection therewith, etc. 

"About 1530, Count J'' Visitations were instituted in which the 
Counties were visited by Heralds in order that the Pedigrees of 
the Gentry and nobility might be obtained directly from those 
having written proofs, or gave favorable statements, as to the 
claimed right to carry Coats of Arms. For 150 years, or nearly so. 













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these visitations were made and Reports duly recorded. The 
Visitations ceased, but the College of Arms still remains." 

THE SAMUEL J.^ BRIDGE MEDAL 

First Presentation of in San Francisco, Cal. 
By Himself 
Part of a letter from Samuel J.^ Bridge to Rev. W. F.'' Bridge: 
"It was a grand affair. The Board of Education wished to make 
as much as possible of the first distribution of the Medal and so 
had engaged the Grand Opera House, which would seat Four 
Thousand people; but Five Thousand were present. The gradu- 
ating class in the whole city consisted of Four Hundred boys; 
but sixty silver Medals were to be distributed. Raised seats were 
provided for them on the stage. The boys entered in two columns 
headed by a band and when seated made a splendid sight. I have 
been in theatres and many brilliant assemblies but never witnessed 
a more beautiful sight than was the audience on that occasion; 
they arose and gave me three cheers and so volcanic that I thought 
they would take the roof off the house. I was obliged to sit on the 
stage more than an hour previous to my speech and was chilled 
as an icicle when I arose to speak. My speech was of no account 
simply intended to launch the Medal. The Medal I presented is 
like to the Franklin Medal in Boston. I wanted the boys to 
know who Franklin was, what he did and how he came to give 
the Medal. I wished them to know why I gave it and wanted the 
boys to work for it. Dr. Stebbins made a splendid speech and 
the affair was a great success. " 

THE NATHAN« BRIDGE HOUSE 

Samuel Dexter of Charlestown, Mass., was a very prominent 
man in that city in the last half of the eighteenth century. He 
was a member of the Massachusetts Senate, a member of Congress, 
a Secretary of the United States Treasury and also Secretary of 
War when the year eighteen hundred began. He owned quite an 
extensive estate in Charlestown, which he sold in that latter named 
year to a Mr. Giles Alexander, who resided in the beautiful resi- 
dence until 1814, when he sold it to Honorable Matthew^ Bridge 
who had come to Charlestown from Lexington. Neither Matthew 
Bridge nor his wife ever occupied the house, for Matthew Bridge 
himself died soon after the purchase was made; but their son, 
Nathan® Bridge, resided in the residence from the year 1814 until 
1830 when he died. Susan,® his daughter, spent her childhood and 
youth here and was married to Dr. Charles T. Jackson, the 
celebrated chemist and discoverer of ether. When the estate was 
offered at auction, Mrs. Jackson was present, coming, as she said, 



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to see what remained of her old home, to call up pleasant recollec- 
tions of her girlhood days, when everything about her father's 
residence was in perfect order and delightful to look upon. It was 
truly a beautiful place, for while Nathan^ Bridge was occupying 
it, the largest improvement was made and both it and the grounds 
about it were kept fully up to the times through the services of 
skilled employees constantly active and ambitious to excel, and 
their success was known and acknowledged. 

SUGGESTIONS 

Forty years from now your children and your grandchildren 
will be examining this volume, which will be to them an old book. 
Would it not be exceedingly enjoyable to them if, when they read 
the various names of their immediate ancestors, they could see 
photographs or other pictures of them, with their autographs 
written on the back or front of the same, and their own statement 
as to births, marriages, etc. ' 

Why not at once turn to your old-style photograph albums, 
and with your own hand WTite on the back of the pictures the 
dates of births, marriages and deaths which you know, but which 
they will not know unless you help them in this way. 

A newly-coined expression, "time binders," suggests that we 
are living in the present, but touching past and future. Show 
yoiu" appreciation of your immediate ancestors by relating them 
to your immediate successors. 

This is the age of the Kodak. Multiply your collection of 
photos of your dear ones, beginning with the baby, thus giving 
a series of pictures from year to year, onward and upward. 

COLONEL EBENEZER BRIDGE 

It is well for us, after nearly one hundred and fifty years, since 
Colonel Bridge did his noble work for us as well as his own genera- 
tion, to give him a more than the passing notice in the genealogical 
portion of this work. 

It is somewhat difficult to trace Captain Bridge's record through 
the eight years' War of the Revolution. Care has to be taken 
not to confound him with Col. Ebenezer Bridge of Chelmsford, 
who fought under Prescott, and was wounded at Bunker Hill; 
and who, as Frothingham says, "though wounded in the head, 
and in the neck, was one of the last to retreat. " This Colonel 
Bridge was a son of Rev. Ebenezer Bridge of Chelmsford; and 
after the war lived for a time at Worcester, and was for many 
years a county ofl&cer in Middlesex County. 

From documents on file at the State House, however, we are 
able to gain some knowledge of the record of Captain Bridge of 



INTRODUCTION liii 

Fitchburg. There is still preserved his pay-roll for the Fitchburg 
Minute-Men, the heading of which reads — "Capt. Ebenezer 
Bridge's Muster Roll in Col. John Whitcomb's Regiment of 
Minute Men, that marched from Fitchburg to Cambridge on y* 
Alarm, April 19th, 1775. " 

Soon after their arrival at Cambridge, Captain Bl-idge's company 
and Captain John Fuller's compajiy, of Lunenburg, were consoli- 
dated, under the command of Captain Fuller, with Bridge as 
lieutenant. Captain Fuller's payroll of August 1, 1775, assigns 
him the rank of Lieutenant. By a regimental return, dated 
February 7, 1776, he appears to have been promoted to the 
rank of Major of the eighth Worcester County regiment, com- 
manded by Col. Abijah Stearns. Later the same year he was 
advanced to the position of Lieutenant-Colonel of the same 
regiment, with John Rand, as Colonel. 

In 1777, the year of the battles of Bennington and Saratoga, 
there are payrolls showing service in the Continental Army by 
reason of the alarm from Bennington, "by order of Gen. Stark 
and Col. Warner;" — "Major Ebenezer Bridge had full command 
of the Regiment, by order of Col. Stearns. " It seems the regiment 
was too late to share in Stark's victory, for the document states 
that they marched ninety miles toward Bennington, being then 
dismissed by order of General Lincoln. A further return, for 
service of the regiment at Saratoga — "agreeable to a resolve of 
the General Court, September 22, 1777," — mentions Major 
Bridge as being still in full command of the regiment. Burgoyne's 
surrender took place in October of this year, at which the regiment 
was undoubtedly present. 

In June, 1779, Bridge held the position of Major in the regiment 
under Colonel Josiah Carter, with Rand as Lieutenant-Colonel. 
A few weeks later he had again become Lieutenant-Colonel, with 
Colonel John Rand as commander. Further research would be 
necessary to determine the date of his commission as Colonel, 
the rank to which he attained before the close of the war. 

Through the courtesy of Mr. James F. D. Garfield, formerly 
Town Clerk of Fitchburg, Mass., we were able to make use of the 
following interesting items: 

"Colonel Ebenezer Bridge was a resident of Fitchburg from the 
incorporation of the town, 1764, until about the close of the 
Revolutionary War. He was the commander of the Fitchburg 
Company of the Minute Men, and led them to the scene of conflict 
on the 19th of April 1775. He immediately entered the service 
of the Colony and served throughout the war in the several 
positions of Captain, Major, and Colonel. 

The City of Fitchburg, at the instance of the local Historical 



liv INTRODUCTION 

Society, erected a monument in commemoration of the response 
of the town to the Lexington alarm, bearing an inscription in 
bronze. " 

"Near this spot 

in 1775 

Stood the store of Ephraim Kimball, 

It was the Rendezvous of Fitchburg's Minute Men. 

Here, on the 19th of April 1775, 

The Alarm Gun was fired at 9 o'clock, A.M. 

And a compapy of forty -two men, under 

Captain Ebenezer Bridge, 

Marched for Concord, Where they arrived the same evening. 

On the Vermont side of the Connecticut River, at the junction 
of the four towns of Reading, Windsor, Hartland and Woodstock, 
there is an ancient cemetery, which lies just within the borders 
of Woodstock. Here, for a hundred years, many of the dead of 
these four towns have been consigned to the earth. And here 
there is a stone bearing the following inscription : 

"The grave of 
COLO. EBENEZER BRIDGE. 

He officiated as an officer in the American Revolution; 

was a zealous Defender of the People's Rights 

Through the long Struggle for Independence. 

He was born in Lexington, Mass., 

And died in Hartland, 

February 13th, 1823, 

Aged 81 years. " 

Soon after the close of the Revolution, Colonel Bridge left 
Fitchburg, with his family, and removed to Hartland, Windsor 
County, Vermont, while his children were quite young. Here he 
remained, devoting himself to agriculture, until his death in 1823. 
He had a hard struggle to maintain his family and give his children 
a start in the world. The latter were all vigorous characters, and 
were moving forces in the communities in which they lived, — 
and all had honorable, albeit humble, careers. His descendants 
still reside on the Colonel's old homestead in Hartland. 

FACTS WORTH PONDERING 

We have spoken elsewhere of the Bridge family as remarkably 
long-lived. This feature is evident, for we have discovered large 
numbers of the descendants of John Bridge whose vitality carried 
them far beyond the Biblical "threescore years and ten," and. 



I 



INTRODUCTION Iv 

in many cases, away up into the nineties, and in one case at least 
to the one hundredth anniversary. 

Unfortunately, there are quite a large proportion of names 
appearing in this volume the date of whose birth is given, but the 
date of death not furnished us, though, by many evidences, we 
have reason to believe that their lives had been lengthened 
extensively. 

We wish we could have been able to present a satisfactory esti- 
mate of the Bridge family, now living, who have passed into the 
seventies and beyond. We know of many through personal cor- 
respondence, but have not deemed it best to tabulate such a 
statement. We do, however, present the accompanying statistical 
table which, by its own simplicity, will teach us valuable lessons. 
The most evident is that the earliest generations from John 
Bridge lived, doubtless, the simpler life, devoid of unwise and 
destructive excitements and modes of living. A study of this 
book may lead some of its readers to aspire after the greater and 
better simplicity of life, thus, reaching after a riper, stronger and 
wiser old age. 

"Threescore Years and Ten" 





Matthew 


Joseph 


John 


Samuel 




Age 


Line 


Line 


Line 


Line 


Total 


70 


10 


9 


5 


4 


28 


71 


10 


8 


6 


7 


31 


72 


10 


5 


3 


2 


20 


73 


10 


9 


5 


5 


29 


74 


10 


3 


5 


2 


20 


75 


11 


7 


3 


7 


28 


76 


6 


5 


5 


2 


18 


77 


12 


2 


7 


2 


23 


78 


4 


5 


6 


3 


18 


79 


2 


5 


6 


3 


16 


80 


6 


3 


3 


4 


16 


81 


6 


1 


7 


6 


20 


82 


10 


5 


4 


2 


21 


83 


4 


5 


5 


3 


17 


84 


5 


2 


3 


7 


17 


85 


7 


2 


4 


4 


17 


86 


5 


1 


1 


3 


10 


87 


6 




2 


2 


10 


88 


6 


3 


3 ^ 


2 


14 


89 


4 




3 


2 


9 


90 


4 


1 


'2 


1 


8 


91 


1 


1 




1 


3 



Ivi INTRODUCTION 





Matthew 


Joseph 


John 


Samuel 




Age 


Line 


Line 


Line 


Line 


Total 


92 




2 


1 


3 


6 


93 


2 






1 


3 


94 




1 




1 


2 


95 


1 






1 


2 


96 


1 






2 


3 


97 


1 








1 


98 












99 


1 


1 






2 


100 


1 








1 



156 86 89 82 413 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 

No editor of a genealogy could range the wide field of research 
without finding himself digging in the very same soil where others 
had preceded him. Some of the nuggets there discovered belonged 
to two ancesters jointly. I feel under great obligations to many 
historians, genealogists, and individual collaborators whom it 
might seem invidious to mention by name, and also to the libraries 
of the cities of Cambridge and Boston, but especially to the New 
England Historic-Genealogical Library, remarkably rich in our 
line of research. To each and all of these we would most grate- 
fully give here our acknowledgments. We sincerely hope that in 
the coming years our own labors may be of help to other 
investigators. 

A FINAL WORD 

We have come to the close of a most delightful effort on our 
part to bring together as large a portion as possible of genealogical 
information concerning one of the most noteworthy New England 
families. Our work has been truly a labor, but one intensely 
interesting. It has brought us into more than usually intimate 
acquaintance with many scores of people bearing not only the 
Bridge name but also those related by marriage. 

We have been checkmated many times in tracing family lines. 
It has been truly sorro"svful to discover how many persons seemed 
lacking in knowledge of their closely related kinsmen and women. 
Many could not be certain as to the full names of their husband's 
or wife's parents, or their birthplaces. Many, by reason of the 
death of one or both parents, were separated from the home line 
and so lost connection with their relatives. Other many had 
gone out into the world of business and had failed to keep in 
close touch with father and mother and so were lost to sight by 



INTRODUCTION Ivii 

grieving parents. This has been a very sad revelation in far more 
cases than ought to have been expected. An occasion of much 
discouragement to us has been the long-deferred answer to ques- 
tions on our blanks or on the special questionnaires which we 
have sent out. 

But there is another side to be looked at, and this gives us 
great joy. This volume will tend to bring into closer fellowship 
individuals and companies of individuals who never knew that 
they were related. Take for instance the Central New York 
group of the Bridge family. They had lost all knowledge of their 
connection with the original stock from which they sprang. They 
had a shadowy conception of a George Bridge who was buried 
out of their sight a hundred years ago; but who he was and whence 
he came, they did not know. They had been for thirty years 
meeting together in an annual convention, enjoying exceedingly 
most delightful companionships; but not until we searched them 
out and revealed them to themselves did they know the delights 
of tracing their family line back for nearly three hundred years. 
And, it was an extreme pleasure to the Editor and his family to 
visit this noble group at their annual reunion in 1922 and hang 
upon the wall, before their rejoicing eyes, a full diagram of all the 
connections made between John Bridge and his descendants from 
1632 to 1922. 

It will be a source of great gratification to the Editor if he could 
know that in several sections of our country annual conventions 
of the Bridge family could be organized and continued year after 
year. 

It may be proper for the writer to make reference to another 
item suggested in this volume. The Editor has been surprised 
at the wonderfully frequent statements made : " I am a Free Mason," 
'I am a Knight Templar," "I am an Odd Fellow," "I am a 
Knight of Pythias," etc. This shows, as we view it, a commendable 
spirit — the wide extension of the spirit of fellowship and coopera- 
tion for worthy ends. The writer became a Free Mason in May, 
1861, and a Chapter Mason in 1865. He has rarely met a member 
of either of these bodies acquaintance with whom would be other 
than a real joy. That so many of the Bridge family have reported 
themselves as members of these or other fraternal organizations, 
ought not to have been a surprise, though it was such. 

And, it has also been a great pleasure to receive so many and 
so extended references to religious and church affiliations of our 
Bridge household. Many sons and daughters have written us 
concerning the wonderful religious influences made upon them 
by their godly parents. The fraternal and religious flavor of 
this volume is therefore notable at this time. 



THE JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY 

FIRST GENERAnTION 

1. JOHN! BRIDGE came from England in 1631, a widower. 
His sister, Elizabeth, who married John Betts of Cambridge, 
may have come at the same time. He married in 1658 (marriage 
contract dated Nov. 29, 1658), his second wife, Mrs. Elizabeth, 
widow of Martin Saunders of Braintree, who had previously been 
the wife of Roger Bancroft of Cambridge. She apparently had 
no children. After the death of John Bridge, she married her 
fourth husband, Edward Taylor of Boston, and was living in 1685. 

The only children of John Bridge, of whom we have any knowl- 
edge, were his two sons, who were born in England and came 
over with their father. He died April 15, 1665, his will being 
proved Oct. 3, 1665, in which he mentions his wife, Elizabeth; his 
son, Matthew; and his granddaughter, Dorcas, daughter of Thomas 
Bridge, his second son. For characterization see Introduction. 

Children: 

2. i. Matthew'' Bridge, b. in England about 1615. 

3. ii. Thomas, b. in England. 

ELIZABETH BRIDGE, a sister of John Bridge, probably 
came over with her brother. She married John Betts of 
Cambridge, who came to New England in 1634 at the age of 
forty years. Before 1639 he purchased a house, which in 1662 
he sold to John Shepard. In 1642, besides many other lots of 
land, he owned about an acre fronting the Common, which he 
sold to Harvard College in 1661. Dane Hall stands on the southern 
part of this lot. He died Feb. 21, 1662-3. His wife died Jan. 2, 
1663-4. In her will she devises house to her brother John, and 
trifling legacies to a large number of friends, but does not mention 
any children. 

Will of John Bridge, the Puritan 

"After my soul and body comitted to God, I give my wife her 
covent made with her before mariage. Provided that she take 
the house that was Jno Betts, with six acres of land upon Straw- 
berry Hill, at a valuable price, being part of her covenant. I give 
to my Grand-child, Dorcas Bridge all that was her mothers, 
brass. Pewter, linnen, woollen, house-hold stuffe, and whatsoever 



2 JOHN BRIDGE FAIMILY IN AMERICA 

is wanting to be made up according to her mothers Inventory 
in the Court rolls. Also, I give unto Dorcas Bridge foure pounds 
which Sister Betts gave unto her. I give unto Mathew Bridge 
all my land and houses that I now dwell in & possesse, here about 
the Town Marsh in the great marsh, upland and plowland, for 
the Terme of his life & no longer, but then to be disposed of for 
the use of the children that are now, to the eldest, a double part, 
& the rest all alike. 

I give to my sonne Mathew all my goods and Cattell & house 
hold stuffe whatsoever. I ordaine & make Mathew Bridge my 
Executo'. 

Exhibited in Court at Cambridge, Octob. 3, 1665. By Mathew 
Bridge, to whom the Court granted admstracon of the estate of 
ye above sd. John Bridge, Deced. 

An Inventory of all the estate reall and personally w"*" did 
belong unto Deacon Jno Bridge lately deced. Prised 11 2"" 1665. 
By Jno. Cooper & Rl: Eccles. 

£ s. d. 

Implements Dwelling House, bame. Orchard, 
yards Wood lott & towne privileges at 60. 

15 acres of land 60. 

5 acres of marsh & upland joyneing " 18. 

12 acres of marsh joyneing to !Mr. Haugh's 
farm 36. 

A division of land on the South side the river 6. 

6 accrs of land on the South side of the river 6. 

1 Dwelling House in the TowTie 30. 

A man servant's time 16. 

In goods chattells & cattell, as by articles set 

do\\Tie in the Inventory. 140. 03 06 

372. 03 06 

Exhibited in Court by Mathew Bridge administrator to the 
estate of the above Jno Bridge, deced, and by him attested on 
oath Octob 3, 1665, and is here entred By Thomas Danforth 
Recordr. 



SECOND GENERATION 

2. MATTHEW2 BRIDGE {John'), born in England about 
1615; died in Lexington, Apr. 28, 1700, aged 85 years; married 
Jan. 19, 1643, Anna, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Symmes) 
Danforth, born about 1620; was baptized Nov. 3, 1622; died 
Dec. 9, 1704, aged 84 years. 

Matthew Bridge seems to have done, in good part, the service 
for Lexington which his father rendered to Cambridge. 

Crowded as, almost from the first, the New Towne settlers felt 
themselves, with Charlestown, Boston and Watertown pressing 
so close upon three sides of them, the Cambridge Proprietors soon 
looked for new lands toward their northwest. 

As early as 1643, John Bridge cut grass on a lot he owned at 
Vine Brook, or "Cambridge Farms," as Lexington was then 
called. These lots were bounded by other earlier improved lands 
of his. This fact leads Mr. Hudson to suppose that even so early 
Matthew had gone to the Farms to live. But Mr. Paige's opinion 
seems more trustworthy — that he lived, probably until about 
1668, at the corner of Main and Brattle Streets, in Cambridge, 
on land which he bought in 1657 and which he sold to Captain 
Pyam Blowers in 1672. At this last date, certainly, he had left, 
as it was at that time occupied by Reuben Luxford. 

At the time of his probable removal to Lexington, Matthew 
was one of the largest landholders of the precinct. As early as 
1648, he owned at least four hundred acres there. 

In 1683, he sold his father's homestead to John Marrett and 
thus cut the last strong material tie that bound him to the old 
Cambridge home. For fifteen or twenty years before that time, 
he had energetically served the new settlement; and when the 
town was organized in 1692, he helped in its organization, as 
before, when the meeting-house was built, he contributed as 
largely as any to build that — more largely than any but three. 

When the first parish tax was laid, one finds the four leading 
taxpayers to have been Samuel Stone, William Munroe, Benjamin 
Muzzey and Matthew Bridge. 

It is noteworthy that the community at Cambridge was, from 
its general intelligence for which it was distinguished, or on some 
other account, but little troubled by presumed cases of witchcraft; 
and that, in perhaps the only important instance of supposed 
possession, the victims were declared innocent. Two certificates 
to the Christian character of Winnefret Holman, and to her 



4 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

evident freedom from all signs of possession, are presented, which 
we may suppose released her from danger. These are now valuable 
witnesses of the good sense and intelligence of John Palfrey and 
of Matthew Bridge, who are prominent signers of the one, and 
of Anna (Danforth) Bridge, Elizabeth Bridge and John Bridge, 
who signed the other. 

In 1643, Matthew became a member of the "Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company," and in the same year he married 
Anna, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Symmes) Danforth. 

He was truly a most honorable successor to his father. It was 
his good fortune to marry into one of the finest families that 
Old England ever furnished New England. The Danforth family 
was truly of a remarkable stock, highly educated, well off in 
worldly goods, capable of progressive business activities, and 
religiously cultured far beyond the average of their English 
neighbors. Crossing the Atlantic, they settled first in Salem, 
Mass., but found, as they believed, that the place was inhospitable 
and they therefore removed to locations much nearer Boston, 
though Boston was by no means for many years a chosen location 
for them. 

Nicholas Danforth is described as a man who fled from England, 
in part at least, to escape from the burden of being knighted, 
which position King Charles demanded of all persons having a 
certain income. Though possessed of a fine property, he aban- 
doned it all for freedom of conscience and liberty to serve God 
as his judgment might dictate. 

We are by no means able to affirm that John Bridge, the Puritan, 
and Nicholas Danforth, the Puritan, were intimates in the mother- 
land, but they readily and speedily became such through their 
religious, personal and family association soon after reaching 
their New England home. 

In 1635, Nicholas Danforth bought landed property in Cam- 
bridge from at least five different landowners. He resided on 
what is now called Bow Street, near Mount Auburn Street. He 
became a Representative to the General Court in 1635; he assisted 
in laying out the boundaries of Roxbury, Dedham and Dorchester, 
and when Harvard College was inaugurated at Cambridge, 
Mr. Danforth was elected, Nov. 20, 1637, as one of the Inaugura- 
tion Committee. He died in 1638. His wife had preceded him 
in death in 1628. He had at least four sons and daughters, for 
we know that Andrew Belcher married Elizabeth Danforth on 
Oct. 1, 1639, and that Anne Danforth married Matthew Bridge, 
Jan. 19, 1643. 

Anne Danforth was born in England, about 1622, as was her 
husband; she was baptized in Framlingham, England, Sept. 3, 



SECOND GENERATION 5 

1622; died in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 9, 1704, aged 82 years. 
For the last thirty years of her life, she resided with her husband 
in Lexington, Mass., where he became a leading citizen. Her 
children and grandchildren became eminent in their several 
spheres and also in their marriages. 

Nicholas Danforth, son of Thomas, and grandson of Thomas, 
father of a distinguished line, and himself an honored man, came 
from Framlingham, England, County of Suffolk, in 1634. His 
wife, Elizabeth Symmes, died at her English home on Feb. 22, 
1629. She was the daughter of Rev. William Symmes, whose 
father William, with his wife, suffered during Queen Mary's reign. 
Her brother. Rev. Zechariah Symmes, came over in 1634, and 
was settled in Charlestown. 

For these facts concerning Mrs. Danforth and her parents, 
the editor is indebted to the "Genealogy of the Danforth Family," 
published in 1902, which gives a complete history of that dis- 
tinguished family. 

Children born in Cambridge, Mass. : 

i. JoHN^ Bridge, b. June 15, 1645; d, in Boston, in 1672. 

4. ii. Anne, b. in 1647. 

iii. Martha, b. Jan. 19, 1648-9; d. Feb. 15, 1649-50. 

5. iv. Matthew, b. May 5, 1650. 

V. Samuel, b. Feb. 17, 1652-3; d. Feb. 25, 1672-3. 
vi. Thomas, b. June 1, 1656; d. Mar. 28, 1672-3. 

6. vii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17, 1659. 

There are standing in the old burying-ground, Cambridge, 
pieces of the original stones, in fairly good condition, placed there 
in 1672-3, with inscriptions on same, of the birth and death of 
Samuel and Thomas, 

3. TH0MAS2 BRIDGE {John}), born in England; came to 
this country with his father, in 1631; died March, 1656, at about 
the same time as his wife. Her name was Dorcas; her parentage 
has not been discovered. Only one child can be traced to Thomas 
and Dorcas Bridge. Thomas became a member of the "Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Company," in 1643, and was made a 
Freeman in 1648. 

The following is on record in the Cambridge, Mass., Book of 
Deeds, Wills, etc.: 

"10. 1st mo. The Inventory of the goods and chattels of 
Thomas Bridge and his wife of Cambridge, late deceased — 

15 items of household goods and wearing apparalls. The whole 
sum in 46£ Is. lOd. 
Richard Jackson 
Thomas Marrett 



6 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA I 

At a County Court held at Cambridge, April 1, 1656, Deacon 
John Bridge presented this above written Inventory to the Court, j 
Thomas Danforth, Recorder, entered and recorded, Apr. 1, 1656, | 
by Thomas Danforth, Recorder. , 

In the Record of ye court is ye courts order for Dorcas Bridge." 
The following is a copy of the epitaph on the tombstone standing ' 
in the burying-ground next to the old First Church, in Cambridge : i 

"In Memory of I 

THOMAS BRIDGE, ESQ., ] 

Youngest Son of Deacon John Bridge t 

Came Over with Him from England in 1631 v 

He Resided with His Father in This City in 1632; ! 

A Member of the Artillery Company in 1643. "^ 

Admitted a Freeman in 1648. 

Removed to Boston, and Was a Merchant in 1650. i 

He and Dorcas His Wife Died • 

During a Prevailing Epidemic, j 

Beloved, Honored and Lamented. 

March 1656 



I 



DORCAS, 

Only Daughter of Thomas and Dorcas Bridge, 

AND Wife of 
Captain Daniel Champney. »5 

Born February 16, 1649. 
Died February 7, 1684. 

Child, born in Cambridge: 
7. i. Dorcas^ Bridge, b. Feb. 16, 1648-9. 



I 



THIRD GENERATION 

4. ANNE3 BRIDGE (2. Mattheio\ John'), born in Cambridge, 
in 1647; died Aug. 28, 1727, aged 80 years; married (I), June 4, 
1668, Samuel, son of John and Anne Livermore of Watertown, 
Mass., born May 11, 1640, in New Haven, Conn.; (II), Oliver 
Wellington of Watertown. He died Dec. 28, 1700. 

From this union can be distinctly traced a Hne of descendants 
on the Livermore side even to the present day. The " Livermore 
Genealogy," by Walter Eliot Thwing of Boston, is prepared by 
him in such a way, as to classification and annotation, that one 
can trace directly the lineal connection of persons with Anne 
Bridge, the daughter of Matthew and granddaughter of John 
Bridge, the Puritan. 

Samuel Livermore was about ten years old when his father 
moved from New Haven, Conn., to Watertown, Mass. His 
business in the latter place was that of a maltster and the manage- 
ment of a grist mill, on land granted his father by the Plymouth 
Company. Samuel became a Freeman, May 31, 1671. He held 
the office of Surveyor in 1677, Ty thing Man in 1679, Selectman 
in 1684 and 1690. Samuel's father, John, the head of the great 
Livermore family, came to New England in 1634, settling in 
Watertown at first, but, on moving to Connecticut, he became 
one of the first settlers of New Haven in 1639. His wife was 
Grace Sherman of Essex County, England. She died Jan. 14, 
1690, in Chelmsford, Mass., aged 75 years. 

Samuel's father, John, was "well fixed" in Watertown as 
regards landed estate, and one finds the following mentioned in 
his Will: "I give to my son, Nathaniel, 50 Akers of land that I 
bought of Mr. Pain and two akers of meadow, called Patch 
Meadow, and, after his mother's deceas, foure akers of marsh 
lying in Cambridge thet I Bought of Goodman Bridge." 

Selecting from the long line of Bridge-Livermore descendants 
in the "Livermore Genealogy," at random, a few of the notable 
worthies of the Livermore family are quoted: 

Jonathan Livermore, born in 1700; died Apr. 21, 1801, in 
Northboro, Mass., having lived to the extraordinary age of one 
hundred years, eight months and five days, thus living in three 
centuries. He was the father of eleven children. He was very 
learned, an excellent surveyor. Town Clerk for many years, and 
one of the first deacons of the Congregational Church. 

Samuel Livermore, born in 1702; died Aug. 7, 1773, aged 71 



8 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

years. Four times married; Selectman twenty-three years. Assessor 
eighteen years, Town Clerk and Treasurer twenty-six years. 
Moderator twenty-four years, and was also deacon of the church. 

Matthew Livermore, born in 1703; Harvard College 1722; 
Attorney-General for Maine and New Hampshire for about 
twenty-nine years, and later, Judge of the Superior Court of 
New Hampshire. Also Clerk of the Legislature until 1755. He 
died in 1776, aged 73 years. 

Elijah Livermore, born in 1731, in Waltham, Mass.; died in 1808, 
aged 77 years, in Livermore, Me. He was a deacon in the Congre- 
gationalist Church; was the founder, first settler, and principal 
proprietor of the town of Livermore, Me. About 1793, though 
a Congregationalist deacon, he, with his wife, joined the Methodist 
Church, and they remained members of it until their death. 
(A picture of his house is in the "Livermore Genealogy.") 

Samuel Livermore, born in 1732; died in 1803, aged 71 years; 
graduated from Princeton in 1752; studied law and began the prac- 
tice in the Court of Common Pleas, Middlesex County, Mass., 
1756. Removing to New Hampshire, he was, for many years. 
Judge Advocate of the Admiralty Court, and was the King's 
Attorney-General of New Hampshire; in 1765, began the settle- 
ment of the town of Holderness, N. H. He became tiie actual 
holder of one-half of the land in Holderness; many years a member 
of the Continental Congress; Senator of the United States in 1793 
and re-elected in 1799. 

Daniel Livermore, born in 1749. He did such important military 
service for his country that the genealogist of the Livermore 
family gives fourteen closely printed pages, in small type, to the 
diary kept by this man from May 17, 1779 to Dec. 7, 1779. He 
entered the army as an Ensign, serving at the battle of Bunker 
Hill, in Colonel John Stark's regiment. 

Arthur Livermore, born in 1766; died in 1853, aged 87 years. 
He held many offices; was a Representative in the State Legis- 
lature; Associate Justice of the Superior Court; Judge of Probate 
and Representative in Congress. 

Harriet^ Livermore, born in 1788; died in 1868, aged 80 years. 
Never married. At the age of twenty-three, having had a very 
excellent education in various seminaries, in the year 1825 she 
assumed the name of "The Pilgrim Stranger," and began most 
extensive travels, speaking in schoolhouses, churches, halls, stores, 
open air. She went to AVashington and addressed the Congress 
assembled in the Hall of Representatives, President John Quincy 
Adams being present. She did the same during the Presidencies 
of Andrew Jackson, of Martin Van Buren, and of John Tyler. 
She dressed like a Quakeress; visited the Holy Land ten times; 



THIRD GENERATION 9 

spent sixteen years in and about the Holy Land; died in West 
Philadelphia and was buried in the Dunkers' Cemetery in the 
lot of a friend. 

Isaac Livermore, born in 1797; died in 1879, aged 82 years. 
He was a man of remarkable business foresight and energy, 
holding positions as treasurer of the Massachusetts Print Works; 
treasurer of the Michigan Central Railroad; a Representative 
in the Massachusetts Legislature from Cambridge for many 
years; Senator from Middlesex County; thirty years director of 
the Bunker Hill Monument Association; director in several banks; 
a prominent Free Mason, and a life member of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society. 

George Livermore, born in 1809; died in 1865, in Cambridge, 
Mass.; a man of profound scholarship, of the highest literary 
tastes, and a most remarkable book collector, his library gathered 
from all over the world many of the rarest productions. He was 
a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society; also of the 
American Antiquarian Society, a member of the American Academy 
of Arts and Sciences. It is to be deplored that after his death . 
most of his marvellous library was sold at auction. 

HannibaF Hamlin, born in 1809; died in 1891, aged 82 years. 
His mother was a Livermore. Three times Speaker of the State 
Legislature of Maine; elected to Congress, 1843, and re-elected; 
became anti-slavery leader and United States Senator in 1848 
and re-elected. In 1856, he was one of the founders of the Repub- 
lican Party; was a very close friend of Abraham Lincoln and 
was elected Vice-President with him, both being sworn in to 
office Mar. 4, 1861. Later, he was appointed, by President 
Garfield, Minister to Spain. This closed his political career. 

Abiel Abbot Livermore, born in 1811; died in 1892, aged 81 
years; Harvard College 1833; Divinity School in 1836; ordained 
to the ministry in Keene, N. H., in 1S36; became a most prom- 
inent Unitarian writer and editor of the Christian Enquirer, 
New York; later became president of the Meadville Theo- 
logical School and received his degree of D.D. from Harvard 
College. 

William Roscoe Livermore, born in 1843; graduated United 
States Military Academy at West Point; became a Major in the 
Engineer Corps, and held an extremely high position as a military 
man. 

Thomas Leonard^ Livermore, born in 1844, in Galena, 111.; 
went with his parents to California in 1849; entered the United 
States Army in '61, and held prominent military positions with 
high honor; was admitted to the bar in 1868; became vice-president 
of the Calmnet and Hecla Mining Company, 1889; was Cora- 



10 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

mander of the John A. Andrew Post, Boston, Mass.; and also 
Commander of the MiHtary Order of the Loyal Legion. 

Walter Eliot* Thwing, born Apr. 28, 1848, in Roxbury; spent 
one year in Harvard; became clerk in his father's counting room; 
in 1870, commenced a series of travels, which have included all 
parts of the United States, Japan, China, Singapore, Ceylon, 
India, Egypt and Europe. A life member of the New England 
Genealogical Society, Boston; a member of the Unitarian Club 
of Boston; the author of the "Thwing Genealogy " and also the 
"Livermore Genealogy," and styles himself "the strictest Uni- 
tarian in existence." Still living in 1923 in the 76th year of his 
life. 

Children of Anna Bridge Livermore, born in Watertown: 
i. Anna< Livermore, b. Mar. 29, 1669; d. Dec. 5, 1690. 
ii. Grace, b. Sept. 28, 1671. 
iii. Samuel, b. Apr. 27, 1673. 
iv. Daniel, b. Feb. 3, 1675-6. 
v. Thomas, b. Jan. 5, 1676-7. 
vi. Jonathan, b. Apr. 19, 1678. 
vii. M\tthew, b. Jan. 12, 1680-1. 
viii. John, b. Feb. 24, 1681-2; d. Apr. 18, 1717. 
ix. Abigail, b. Dec. 29, 1685. \ -p / 
X. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 29, 1685. / 
xi. Lydl\, b. July 26, 1687. 

xii. Anna, b. in 1690; d. Aug. 28, 1727; m. (I), Apr. 2, 1713, in 
Watertown, John, son of John and Mary (Harrington) Bemis, 
b. in that place, Oct. 6, 1686. She was his second wife. He 
was a Constable in Watertown in 1733 and Selectman in 1735; 
(II), Dec. 5, 1759, Jonas, son of Jonathan and Jane (Peabody) 
Smith, b. Jan. 7, 1693; d. in 1765, aged 72 years. She was his 
fourth wife. No children by second marriage. 
Children born in Watertown: 

1. Annas Bemis, b. Apr. 29, 1714. 

2. Josiah, b. Feb. 29, 1715-16. 

3. Abraham, b. Dec. 27, 1717. 

4. Grace, b. Nov. 5, 1719. 

5. Lydia, b. Apr. 5, 1721. 

6. Abijah, b. Mar. 26, 1722-3. 

7. Elisha, b. Mar. 20, 1725-6. 

8. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 23, 1727-8. 

9. Nathaniel, b. May 6, 1730-1. 

10. Susannah, b. Apr. 3, 1732; m. Nov. 15, 1753, Elisha, 
son of Lieut. Thomas and Mercy (Bigelow) Garfield 
of Weston, b. Nov. 11, 1728. See "Garfield Genealogy," 
under "Elizabeth Bridge." 

11. Phineas, b. Mar. 24, 1734. 

Selected from the long line of Livermore-Bemis descendants 



THIRD GENERATION 11 

in the "Bemis Genealogy," at random, we give a few of the 
notable worthies of the Bemis family. 

Anna^ Bemis, born Apr. 29, 1714; died Jan. 9, 1793, aged 79 
years; married (I), in Waltham, Feb. 2G, 1735, Samuel, son of 
WiUiam and Hanna (Smith) Fiske, born Jan. 4, 1709, died Mar. 29, 
1761; (II), Apr. 26, 1763, Hopestill, son of Hopestill and Elizabeth 
(Brown) Bent, of East Sudbury, born Nov. 4, 1708, died in 1772. 

Josiah^ Bemis, born Feb. 29, 1715-16; married Oct. 9, 1750, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Whitney) Warren, 
born Nov. 1, 1727, in Weston. Residence, Waltham. 

Abraham^ born Dec. 27, 1717; married (I), May 11, 1749, 
Susanna, daughter of Bezaleel and Susanna (Warren) Flagg, 
born July 31, 1730, died Dec. 27, 1766, one week after the birth 
of her tenth child; (II), May 17, 1768, IVIrs. Mary Whitney. He 
was a private in the First Waltham Company, Sept. 20, 1776. 

Anna^ born Mar. 30, 1750; married Dec. 30, 1790, Captain 
Abijah, son of Daniel and M'apy (Bright) Child, of Watertown, 
born Jan, 12, 1733-4, his second wife. He was a Selectman of 
Waltham, 1774-75, 87, Captain in the 25th Regiment of the 
Continental Army in 1775. No children. 

Ab^aham^ born Sept. 15, 1751; married Oct. 10, 1776, Abigail, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth Adams, of Lincoln. He was a 
soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was one of the first fruits 
of Methodism in the East. With an unrestrained liberality, he 
opened the doors of his home in Waltham for its evangeUsts. 
Hundreds gathered for years in the shade of his orchards to hear 
them preach; many were converted, including all of Mr. Bemis's 
family. His hospitality towards God's messengers returned in 
a hundredfold; his acres increased and abundance followed. 

William^ Fiske, born Dec. 28, 1753; graduate of Harvard 
University 1772; died Aug. 13, 1803, Justice of the Peace, in 
Waltham; married (I), Nov. 1776, Hannah, daughter of Samuel 
and Susanna Cook of Windham, born Apr. 30, 1751; (II), Ruth 
Smith, prior to 1783. 

Josiah^ born in Waltham, Mar. 14, 1755; married Joanna Fisk 
of Plymouth, Mass. He was a Revolutionary soldier in the First 
Waltham Companj^ enlisted Sept. 20, 1776. 

Mary^ (Polly), born in Waltham, May 19, 1777; died there 
Apr. 19, 1859, aged 82 years; married Aug. 23, 1796, Rev. George, 
son of Charles and Roseanna (Milliken) Pickering, born in Talbot 
Co., Md., Feb. 5, 1769, died in Waltham, Dec. 8, 1846, aged 77 
years. The Rev. George Pickering was, at his death, the oldest 
effective Methodist minister in the world, having been a preacher 
for fifty-seven years. Inheriting from his father a considerable 
fortune, principally in slaves, he refused to receive them or any 



12 JOHN BRIDGE FAIHILY IN AJMERICA 

profit from their sale or labor, and they were freed. He also 
declined to be made a Bishop. He was brought up in Philadelphia 
and converted in that city at the age of eighteen; he began 
preaching immediately and continued to do so almost till he 
died. When he entered the ministry there were but eighteen 
Methodist preachers in the New England Conference; when he 
died he was at the head of six hundred thirty-six in the denomi- 
nation. The church had risen from a membership of five hundred 
to sixty-six thousand. His wife, Mary Bemis, was converted in 
her seventeenth year. His marriage gave to Mr. Pickering a home 
with his wife's father at Waltham such as few Methodist ministers 
enjoyed, and, free from financial cares of life, he was at liberty to 
pursue his vocation as a minister of the Gospel. The old home 
descended to him at Abraham Bemis's death. 

Susan Bemis* Pickering, born Sept. 18, 1807; died in Cambridge, 
Mar. 10, 1887, aged 80 years; married Sept. 28, 1830, in Waltham, 
her cousin, Emery, son of Jonas and Tabitha (Gore) Bemis, 
bom June 30, 1800; died Nov. 28, 1882, aged 82 years. He was a 
Boston merchant more than fifty years; for twenty-five years an 
honored citizen of Cambridge, where his last days were spent. The 
Cambridge Tribune of Dec. 1, 1882, pays a high tribute to the 
memory of this man, for his last six years confined to his home, 
a victim of progressive paralysis; yet despite the weakness con- 
sequent on such a complaint his mind remained clear to the end. . 

Hon. George Pickering^ Bemis, born in Boston, Mar. 15, 1838; 
married in New York City, June 8, 1870, Julia Frances, daughter 
of Frederick and Charlotte Brown, of Oswego, N. Y., born Mar. 
15, 1846. In April, 1861, he enlisted in the Second Battalion, 
Light Infantry, Boston Tigers, ordered to garrison duty at Fort 
Warren, Boston Harbor, where they remained a month; then 
did escort duty in Boston for six months. He took charge of 
George Francis Train's work in London, introducing street railways 
in 1862. He became general manager of the London American, 
at the solicitation of George Peabody and other Americans. 
During 1861-2-3, the paper had a large circulation abroad, 
advocating the Union cause, whereas only a couple of doors away 
was located the Rebel paper Indes. 

He returned to New York in 1863, and joined IVIr. Train in 
his work. In 1868 he went to Omaha, Neb., although he was 
constantly with George Francis Train on his lecture tours in 
this country and abroad. In Paris, in 1870, under Train, they 
organized a following of eighty thousand of the Commune, whilgt 
Paris was besieged by the Germans, and for a short time, by a 
coup-de-main, held possession of the city. 

Returning to Omaha, he devoted himself to the real estate and 



THIRD GENERATION 18 ' 

loan business. On Oct. 17, 1891, Mr. Bemis was nominated by 
the Republican Party for Mayor of Omaha and was elected over 
his Democratic opponent by 4,484 votes, the largest ever given 
to a candidate for that office. As a Reform Mayor, he gave to 
Omaha the best four years' administration it had ever known and 
received the highest honors from the Omaha Bee of Jan. 8, 1896. 
The editorial concluded by saying, "It will be many a year before 
Omaha secures another Mayor who will be as devoted to its 
welfare and as courageous in the discharge of duty as George P. 
Bemis." 

Abigail* Pickering, born Dec. 13, 1812; married (I), in Waltham, 

William Weeks, son of Capt. Benjamin and (Cobb) Shaw; 

(II), Rev. George Winslow, son of Rev. Leonard and Huldah 
(Beede) Frost. He was born in Barre, Vt., and was the son of a 
Methodist clergyman. In later years he became purchasing agent 
of the Union Pacific Railroad at Omaha, during its construction. 
He was seven times a member of the Nebraska Legislature and 
occupied many positions of trust with great ability. 

Lydia^ Bemis, born Apr. 5, 1721; died Feb. 13, 1793, aged 7£ 
years; married May 9, 1746, Capt. Jonas, son of John and Martha 
(Lawrence) Dix, of Waltham, born May 21, 1721, died Aug. 30, 
1783. He was Captain, Civil Magistrate, Selectman twenty years. 
Assessor eighteen years, Representative, for Waltham, 1764-1783. 
Augustus* Townsend, born Aug. 26, 1813; married in Royalston, 
Mass., Mar. 27, 1832, Miriam, daughter of Jonathan and Asenath 
(Wilder) Fairbank, of Athol, born in New Salem, Mass., July 12, 
1812. Miriam Fairbank was a sister of George Wilder Fairbank, 
born in Athol, Mass., a soldier of the Civil War. He was the 
father of Hon. John Wilder Fairbank, of Boston, who has been 
editorial assistant in the collation of data for this "Bridge 
Genealogy." 

Abijah^ Bemis, born May 26, 1722; died June 1770; married 
Jan. 29, 1751, Dinah, daughter of WiUiam and Mary (Flagg) 
Hogan, of Waltham. She was a direct descendant of Mary Bemis, 
the sister of Joseph Bemis, the immigrant. She was, through her 
mother, descended also from John Livermore, the ancestor of 
her husband and of all the Livermores in the country. 

Abijah^ Bemis, born in Paxton, May 12, 1791; died in Marsh- 
field, Vt., Feb. 5, 1877, aged 86 years. He removed to Marshfield 
in 1807 where he always resided. He was a soldier of the War of 
1812; married (I), Harriet Pitkin, who bore him ten children, one 
named Martin D. Bemis, who married for his second wife, Mrs. 
Abbie Bemis. 

Obadiah^ born in Paxton, May 1, 1793. He was a soldier in 
the War of 1812 for Marshfield, whence he went to Plainfield, Vt. 



14 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Phineas, born in Croyden, N. H.; removed in 1806-7 to Marsh- 
field, Vt.; married Lucy Austin and had ten children, four of 
whom were Isaac, Samuel, Moody, Ira. Moody was a farmer and 
lived on the place his father settled on. Member of the Vermont 
Legislature, 1872-73; married Harriet Mears and had one child. 
He W'as a soldier in the War of 1812. 

Daniel, born in Croyden; married Mary Morse and had eleven 
children of whom are the following: Daphine, who married D. \V. 
Bancroft; Andrew Jackson; Lydia, who married E. D. Pitkin; 
George; Nilson C; Elsa, married Henry C. Lomberton; Horace 
and Levi. 

5. MATTHEW^ BRIDGE, .JR. (2. Matthew^, John'), born in 
Cambridge, Mass., May 5, 1650; died May 29, 1738, aged 88 
years. As the only surviving son he inherited a large part of his 
father's estate, and he seems to have given himself to the service 
of his community with even more than his father's energy. 

Beside serving the town of Lexington, on its incorporation 

^ in 1713, as its Selectman and its Clerk and as its Treasurer, 

1713-17, he discharged his duty as a soldier in the King Philip's 

War and in the ill-fated Canadian Expedition of 1690. He was 

also a prominent member of the church. 

He married in 1687, Abigail, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Belcher) Russell, of Cambridge, who was born May 12, 1668, 
and died Dec. 14, 1722. Joseph was the son of William and Martha 
Russell and came with his parents from England. Mary was the 
daughter of Jeremy and Mary (Lockwood) Belcher of Ipswich, 
Mass. 

The following is the inscription on the tombstone which stands 
in the old burying-ground in Lexington: 

"In Memory of 

MATTHEW BRIDGE, ESQ., 

A Prominent and Highly Respected Citizen, 

AND A Leading Member of the Church. 

Second Son of Matthew and Anna Bridge. 

Born at Cambridge, May 5, 1650. 

Died at This Place, May 29, 1738. 

Aged 88 Years. 

He Was the First of the Line Born in Ajmerica, 
AND From Him the Family Have All Descended. 

In Early Life 

He Came with His Father to this Pl-\ce, 

And With Him Struggled to Advance its Interest. 



THIRD GENERATION 15 

The First Church 

Established Here by His Aid, 

Was Sustained During His Life, 

AND Remembered at His Death; 

He Served in King Philip's War in 1675, 

He Joined the Ill-Fated Expedition to Quebec in 1690. 

At the Organization of the Town in 1713 

He was Chosen First Selectman, 

AND FOR More Than Five Years 

Treasurer of the Town of Lexington. 

In 1687, 

He Married Abigail, 

Daughter of Joseph and Mary Russell, 

A Woman Esteemed for her Amiable Disposition 

AND Christian Virtues. 

She Died December 14, 1722, 

Aged 55 Years. 

Will of Matthew Bridge, Jr. 

In the Name of God, Amen. 

I, Matthew Bridge, of Lexington, in the County of Middlesex, 
in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman, 
being at the present writing hereoff of a Sound Disposing mind and 
memory, but sensible of my approaching change Do therefore make 
this my last Will & Testament in manner & form as foUoweth — 

And first, I commit my Spirit into the Hands of my most 
Gracious Redeemer, and my Body to the Dust in hopes of a Glorious 
Resurrection to a better Life and as for that Temporal Estate 
which is yet in my Hands I dispose thereof as followeth — 

Impr° Having already put all my sons into possession and Title 
of Divers Lands and Tenements, I do now further give and bequeath 
unto my beloved sons Matthew, Joseph, John & Saml. Bridge, 
the whole of the remainder of Hunting Swamps so-called, Which 
is not undisposed of, to them and their heirs forever, they paying 
unto my Daughter Anna Watson's children Sixty pounds apiece, 
at my Decease if they be then one and twenty years of age. Other 
Wise when they come to that age. — 

And if any one of them Decease before that age, the Survived 
Brother to receive the whole six score pounds. 

They shall also pay unto my Grand-son, William Russell, 
fifteen pounds when he comes of lawful age, that is, twenty one 
years. And in case of his Decease before that age, my son John 
Bridge to have the sd fifteen pounds. And if my afforesaid Sons 
slight said lands under the Duty aforesaid, then my three grand sons 



14 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Phineas, born in Croyden, N. H.; removed in 1806-7 to Marsh- 
field, Vt.; married Lucy Austin and had ten children, four of 
whom were Isaac, Samuel, Moody, Ira. Moody was a farmer and 
lived on the place his father settled on. Member of the Vermont 
Legislature, 1872-73; married Harriet Mears and had one child. 
He was a soldier in the War of 1812. 

Daniel, born in Croyden; married Mary Morse and had eleven 
children of whom are the following: Daphine, who married D. W. 
Bancroft; Andrew Jackson; Lydia, who married E. D. Pitkin; 
George; Nilson C; Elsa, married Henry C. Lomberton; Horace 
and Levi. 

5. MATTHEW^ BRIDGE, JR. (2. Matthew\ John}), born in 
Cambridge, Mass., May 5, 1650; died May 29, 1738, aged 88 
years. As the only surviving son he inherited a large part of his 
father's estate, and he seems to have given himself to the service 
of his community with even more than his father's energj\ 

Beside serving the town of Lexington, on its incorporation 
in 1713, as its Selectman and its Clerk and as its Treasurer, 
1713-17, he discharged his duty as a soldier in the King Philip's 
War and in the ill-fated Canadian Expedition of 1690. He was 
also a prominent member of the church. 

He married in 1687, Abigail, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Belcher) Russell, of Cambridge, who was born May 12, 1668, 
and died Dec. 14, 1722. Joseph was the son of William and Martha 
Russell and came with his parents from England. Mary was the 
daughter of Jeremy and Mary (Lockwood) Belcher of Ipswich, 
Mass. 

The following is the inscription on the tombstone which stands 
in the old burying-ground in Lexington: 

"In Memory of 

MATTHEW BRIDGE, ESQ., 

A Prominent and Highly Respected Citizen, 

AND A Leading Member of the Church. 

Second Son of Mx\tthew and Anna Bridge. 

Born at Cambridge, May 5, 1650. 

Died at This Place, May 29, 1738. 

Aged 88 Years. 

He Was the First of the Line Born in America, 
AND From Him the Family Have All Descended. 

In Early Life 

He Came with His Father to this Place, 

And With Him Struggled to Advance its Interest. 



THIRD GENERATION 16 

The First Church 

Established Here by His Aid, 

Was Sustained During His Life, 

AND Remembered at His Death; 

He Served in King Philip's War in 1675. 

He Joined the Ill-Fated Expedition to Quebec in 1690. 

At the Organization of the Town in 1713 

He was Chosen First Selectman, 

; and for More Than Five Years 

/ Treasurer of the Town of Lexington. 

In 1687, 

He Married Abigail, 

Daughter of Joseph and Mary Russell, 

A Woman Esteemed for her Amiable Disposition 

and Christian Virtues. 

She Died December 14, 1722, 

Aged 55 Years. 

Will of Matthew Bridge, Jr. 

hi the Name of God, Amen. 

I, Matthew Bridge, of Lexington, in the County of Middlesex, 
in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman, 
being at the present writing hereof? of a Sound Disposing mind and 
memory, but sensible of my approaching change Do therefore make 
this my last Will & Testament in manner & form as foUoweth — 

And first, I commit my Spirit into the Hands of my most 
Gracious Redeemer, and my Body to the Dust in hopes of a Glorious 
Resurrection to a better Life and as for that Temporal Estate 
which is yet in my Hands I dispose thereof as foUoweth — 

Impi° Having already put all my sons into possession and Title 
of Divers Lands and Tenements, I do now further give and bequeath 
unto my beloved sons Matthew, Joseph, John & Saml. Bridge, 
the whole of the remainder of Hunting Swamps so-called. Which 
is not undisposed of, to them and their heirs forever, they paying 
unto my Daughter Anna Watson's children Sixty pounds apiece, 
at my Decease if they be then one and twenty years of age. Other 
Wise when they come to that age. — 

And if any one of them Decease before that age, the Survived 
Brother to receive the whole six score pounds. 

They shall also pay unto my Grand-son, William Russell, 
fifteen pounds when he comes of lawful age, that is, twenty one 
years. And in case of his Decease before that age, mv son John 
Bridge to have the sd fifteen pounds. And if my afforesaid Sons 
slight said lands under the Duty aforesaid, then my three grand sons 



16 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

shall have it according to their proportion of money above said. — 

To my Beloved Daughters, Abigail Whitney, Elizabeth and 
Martha Bridge, I give all my moveable Household Stuff, Saving 
to John Bridge one Flech Bed and Bedding Furniture, — one 
great Iron Kettle and the Irons in the Chimney belonging to the 
fire, and saving to Martha five pounds above her proportion in 
said Household Stuff. — 

To my Daughters Elizabeth and Martha Bridge I give a privi- 
ledge to live in the lower room of the East end of my House & 
fire-wood from off John Bridges land, for their own fire, where 
most convenient and privilege in the cellar, Garrett, Well barn 
and Garden etc., and the liberty of keeping one swine at the Door 
or Pasture by the house & the use of Orchard & John Bridge to 
keep them one cow, if they provide it, all which privileges shall 
remain to them while unmarried. — 

My cattle of every kind I give to my son John Bridge and all 
my Utensils, or implements of Husbandry, he paying out of the 
same five pounds to his sister Martha Bridge. 

My Pew in the Meeting House I give to my sons Matthew & 
John Bridge, saving to my Daughters Elizabeth and Martha the 
Liberty of Sitting in it while unmarried, my wearing apparrell I 
give to my four sons, and my books equally among all my children. 

To my Grandson William Russell I give M. Roger's Seven 
Treatesses. To the Church at Lexington I give five pounds & to 
the Rev. Mr. John Hancock, or his heirs, five pounds. The Com 
& provisions in my house or field at my Decease I give to John 
Bridge, Elizabeth and Martha Bridge. I do also reserve to the 
Use of my sons all Necessary ways through my lands. 

All the Rest of Residue of my Estate Whatsoever I give to my 
son John Bridge he paying all my just debts, & funeral charges, 
and I appoint my Beloved Sons Mathew and John Bridge Execu- 
tors of this my Last Will. And that this is my last Will & Testa- 
ment and that I do hereby revoke & Disannull all former Wills. 
I do in Testimony thereof herewith put my Hand & Seal this 
seventh Day of May Anno Dom', One Thousand seven hundred 
and thirty, in the third year of his Majesty's reign. 

John Bridge having givn Bond to pay five pounds to the Church, 
& 5£ to Mr. Hancock, I thereupon discharge my Executor of 
paying the Ten Pounds as entered in my Will. 
Signed, Sealed Matthew Bridge (L.S.) 

& Declared to be 
my last Will in 
presence of 
John Mussey, 
Benjamin Smith 
Andrew Pra^ke^ 



THIRD GENERATION 17' 

Memorandum 

By way of Codicil I say that whereas in this my Will my Pew 
in the Meeting House is given to my Sons Matthew and John 
Bridge with a Saving to my Daughters Elizabeth & Martha 
Bridge, now I further appoint that if either of my said two sons 
remove with his family out of Lexington, the other son whether 
it be Matthew or John shall with the same, saving to my said 
Daughters, Inherit the whole of said Pew to them and their heirs 
forever. 

Witness my Hand & Seal this Eighth day of Aug' Anno Dom"" 
one thousand seven hundred and thirty five in the ninth year of 
His Majesty's Reign. 

Matthew Bridge (L.S.) 

Signed sealed & Declared 
to be my Supplement to 
my Will in presence of 
Benjamin Wellington 
William Reed 
John Hancock 

Province of the | M'^^rll 
Massachusetts Bay j 

Children, born in Cambridge or Lexington: 

i. Mary^ Bridge, b. June 19, 1688; d. Dec. 31, 1716; m. about 
1714, Captain William Russell, b. July 23, 1686, who d. 
Nov. 25, 1731. 
Child: 

William 5 Russell, b. Feb. 8, 1715-6; Harvard College 
1735; M.D.; he left two daughters, Mary and 
Elizabeth, mentioned in their Aunt Martha's will, 
ii. Anna, b. Sept. 12, 1691; d. Aug. 19, 1718; m. Mar. 22, 1710, 
Isaac, son of Abraham and Mary (Butterfield) Watson, of 
Cambridge. She was his first wife. He was b. Mar. 3, 1689-90. 
He resided in Cambridge and Waltham. He was a yeoman; 
his house was consumed by fire, Feb. 27, 1741-2 and he perished 
in the flames. 
Children : 
1. Abraham^ Watson, b. Aug. 20, 1712; m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Captain WUliam and Hannah (Browne) 
Pickering, b. Jan. 5, 1712-13. He removed to Salem 
and was a joiner. 
Children born in Salem: 

1. William 6 Watson, b. Mar. 17, 1736. 

2. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 11, 1738. 

3. Abraham, b. July 19, 1741. 

4. Isaac, b. Sept. 18, 1742. 



18 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

2. Is.^c5 Watson, b. Feb. 28, 1713-4; d. May 17, 1772; 
m. (I), Apr. 3, 1740, Elizabeth, dau. of Deacon Samuel 
and Margaret (Hicks) Whittemore, of Cambridge, 
b. Nov. 24, 1716; (II), May 20, 1761, Rebecca Tufts, 
who d. Oct. 20, 1796, aged 72 years. 
Children born in Cambridge: 

1. Anna« Watson, b. Dec. 22, 1741; d. Oct. 24, 1743. 

2. IMargaret, b. July 9, 1746; d. Aug. 15, 1825, aged 
79 years; m. Aug. 19, 1772, Nathan, son of Jacob 
and Lydia Watson, who d. Jan. 31, 1804. Bj' a 
long lease from her children, Margaret occupied 
the homestead at the nominal rental of one dollar 

. per annum. 

Children: 

1. Margaret' Watson, b. June 10, 1773; d. 
Feb. 28, 1852, aged 79 years; m. June 10, 1804, 
James, son of James and Lucy (Watson) 
Munroe. They had five children; the oldest 
son, Nathan Watson Munroe, b. July 17, 
1807, graduated Harvard College 1830. He 
was an Episcopal clergyman. 

2. Nathan, b. May 14, 1775; d. Jan. 17, 1855, 
aged 80 years. Resided in Roxbury. 

3. Elizabeth, b. May 20, 1777; d. unmarried, 
Sept. 19, 1857, aged 80 years. 

4. Lydia, b. May 4, 1780; d. Jan. 16, 1864, aged 
84 years; m. May 12, 1803, Joseph Holmes. 
Children born in Cambridge: 

1. Lydia Watson^ Holmes, bapt. Dec. 20, 
1807; m. Mav 10, 1836, John Palmer. 
Child: 

Lydia Maria' Palmer, b. Nov. 1, 
1844. 

2. Nancy Priscilla, b. Apr. 15, 1810. 

3. Joseph Ames, b. May 10, 1812; m. (Int.), 
May 13, 1837, Hannah B. Nevens, b. 
Dec. 11, 1811. 

Children born in Cambridge: 

1. Hannah^ Holmes, b. May 14, 1846. 

2. Charles W., b. July 26, 1848. 

4. Caroline, b. Apr. 18, 1814; d. Nov. 22, 
1838. Unm. 

5. Francis, b. Jan. 28, 1817; d. Feb. 11, 
1847. Unm. 

6. Isaac C, b. Sept. 22, 1821 ; m. Apr. 2, 1846, 
Ann AL\ria Bailey, b. Aug. 14, 1822. 
Child: 

Son, b. Aug. 12, 1847, who died at 
his birth; also a son b. Oct. 24, 1848. 



THIRD GENERATION 19 

3. Isaac b. May 12, 1747; d. young. 

4. Isaac, bapt. Oct. 30, 1748; m. Sept. 26, 1771, 
Ruth Lock, dau. of Francis, Jr. and I'hcbe Lock, 
b. Jan. 27, 1740. Moved to Medford before 1771 
and was living there in 1794. Seven children 
were b. to them in IMedford. He was a saddler. 
She d. Jan. 11, 1790. 

5. Samuel, bapt. July 21, 1751; said to have died in 
Gloucester at an early age. 

6. Elizabeth, bapt. Mar. 4, 1753; d. unm., Sept. 17, 
1787. 

7. WiLLL\M, bapt. June 1, 1755; d. Feb. 9, 1811; m. (I), 
Dec. 6, 1779, Susanna, dau. of Ebenezer and Mary 
(Winship) Wyeth, b. in Cambridge, May 14, 1762, 
d. there, Dec. 29, 1788; (II), Katharine, dau. 
of John and Katharine (Wilson) Lopeaus, of 
^yoburn (sometimes spelled Lopauz), December 
29, 1791; d. Sept. 15, 1851. Eight children were 
born to them; the youngest, Abraham Andros 
Watson, graduated Harvard College, 1823; was a 
physician and resided in Boston, where he d. 
June 14, 1868. 

Children born in Cambridge: 

1. Susanna' Watson, b. Dec. 6, 1780; d. May 
1807; m. Feb. 7, 1802, Artenatus, son of 
Ensign Josiah and Mary Moore (his first wife), 
b. Oct. 15, 1777. 

Children born in Cambridge: 

1. Susannah Wyeth^ Moore, bapt. Jan. 
16, 1803. 

2. Nancy Priscilla Watson, b. May 4, 
1806. 

2. Nancy, b. Oct. 23, 1782; d. Dec. 24, 1803. 

3. Priscill.\, b. Apr. 9, 1784; d. Nov. 5, 1803. 

4. William, b. June 13, 1785; d. Nov. 4, 1805. 

5. INIary, b. Dec. 12, 1788; d. July 22, 1812. 

6. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 28, 1794: m. Dec. 31, 1826, 
Andrew Allen, of Cambridge, where they 
resided 

Children: 

1. William Andrew^ Allen, bapt. June 1, 
1834. 

2. Catherine Elizabeth, bapt. Aug. 11, 
1844. 

3. Charles Edward, bapt. Aug. 11, 1844. 

7. Samuel, b. Feb. 2, 1796. 

8. Abraham Andros, b. May 11, 1800. 

8. John, bapt. Aug. 8, 1762. A saddler, and resided 
in Amherst, N. H., in 1794. 



20 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

8. iii. Matthew, b. Mar. 1, 1693-4. 

iv. Abigail, b. Apr. 1, 1696; d. Aug. 1, 1767, in Boston, aged 
71 years; m. in 1730, Benjamin, son of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Lawrence) Whitney of Marlborough, afterward of Boston, 
b. Oct. 7, 1687; d. Oct. 1737. She was his second wife. He was 
one of the first of his family to settle in Boston about 1737. 
His estate was appraised at £4,168. He willed to his son, 
Solomon, his "Narragansett right" (Petersham), showing 
service in the Indian Wars. 
Children : 

1. Abigail^ Whitney, b. May 13, 1731; d. May 1793, 
a widow and childless; m. Samuel Austin, a leading 
and patriotic citizen of Boston. She was his second 
wife. 

2. Benjamin, b. May 9, 1732; d. Mar. 22, 1751. 

3. George, b. Mar. 22, 1733; d. Dec. 26, 1751. 

4. Samuel, b. Sept. 5, 1734, in Marlboro, Mass.; d. May 
29, 1808, aged 7Jt years; m. Oct. 20, 1757, Abigail 
Cutler, b. Mar. 24, 1735, d. July 2, 1813, aged 78 years. 
Seventeen children. 

He was a delegate from Concord to the First 
Provisional Congress called in 1775; was a leading 
member of the Committee of Safety and Correspondence 
and Inspection. He was a participant in the engage- 
ments incident to the battles of Lexington and Concord. 
He removed to Castine, Me., in 1791, the year of its 
incorporation, where he conducted many important 
enterprises and accumulated, for that daj', quite a 
valuable library. Resided in Concord and Castine. 
Children: 

1. Samuel" Whitney, b. July 15, 1759; d. in 1783, 
unm. 

2. David, b. Aug. 14, 1761; d. Sept. 17, 1838, aged 
77 years, in Bolton, Mass.; m. in Concord, June 1, 
1786, Betsey Darby, b. in 1766, d. in 1843, aged 
77 years. He soon after moved to a farm in Rindge, 
N. H.; remained there but a short time, and then 
purchased a farm in Bolton, one of the best in 
that town, and resided there imtil his death. 
Children : 

1. Samuel' Whitney, b. Dec. 7, 1788; d. Sept. 
20, 1851; m. (I), Mar. 27, 1811, Fann^y 
Hudson, b. in 1783, d. Oct. 10, 1826; (II), 
Apr. 1, 1828, Mrs. Lydia (Sawyer) Whitney, 
widow of Francis Whitney, of Harvard. 
Samuel Whitney was a farmer residing at 
several places, locating finally at Shrewsbury, 
Mass., where he passed the largest portion 
of his life and where he died. 



THIRD GENERATION 21 

Children: 

1. Abigail Cutler^ Whitney, h. Jan. 25, 
1813; m. Elisha Gale. Resided in 
Worcester. 

Children: 

1. Lavinia Ella» Gale; m. Marcus 
M. Mills, of Springfield, Mass. 

2. Alfred D. 

3. Carrie, m. Steven P. Young, of 
Worcester. 

2. Adaline Hudson, b. May 9, 1815. 
Unm. 

3. David Austin, b. Aug. 1, 1816, in Shrews- 
bury; m. Jane Kirby, and resided in 
Walla- Walla, Wash. Three children. 

4. William, b. Sept. 6, 1818; d. Apr. 1, 
1886; m. Oct. 1851, Margaret Death, 
b. Feb. 28, 1825. Resided in Chicago. 
Children : 

1. Jeanette Miller' Whitney, b. 
Aug. 26, 1853; m. George Harper. 
Res. Chicago, 111. 

2. Robert, b. Aug. 20, 1854; d. young. 

3. William Beath, b. in Chicago, Nov. 
1855; m. Nov. 29, 1883, Kittie 
McGeary, b. in Chicago, July 
28, 1855. Res. Chicago. Children: 
1. Edward Beath^° Whitney, b. Oct. 
6, 1884. 2. Margaret, b. Jan. 20, 
1886. 3. Henrietta, b. Jan. 5, 1887. 
4. Jeanett, b. June 4, 1890. 

4. Robert, b. Aug. 6, 1859; unm. Res. 
Chicago, 111. 

5. Fannie Hudson, b. Oct. 1, 1861; 
m. July 2, 1890, George D. B. Dods, 
b. Oct. 28, 1859. Res. Chicago, 111. 
Children: 1 Margaret Whitney^'^ Dods, 
b. Apr. 26, 1891. 2. George D., b. 
Sept. 1, 1892; d. Apr. 15, 1893. 

6. James A., b. Oct. 1863; d. in 1885. 

7. Frank Atwell, b. Aug. 28, 1866. 
Res. Chicago. 

8. Elizabeth B., b. Oct. 26, 1867; d. in 
1868. 

5. Fanny, b. Jan. 7, 1820; m. Apr. 14, 1846, 
William R. Fiske, b. Oct. 3, 1819; d. 
Aug. 31, 1891, aged 72 years. No children. 
Resided in Springfield, Ohio, Springfield, 
Mass., and Chicago, 111. 



22 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

6. Robert H., b. Aug. 23, 1822; m. and 
resided in Mineral Point, Wis. 

7. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 23, 1825; m. Francis 
S. Flagg; d. in Milford, Mass., Oct. 2, 
1890. Two children. 

8. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Apr. 8, 1832; m. 
in 1852, George Palmer. Resided in 
Shrewsbury. One child; d. in infancy. 

9. George Francis, b. June 18, 1834; d. in 
1863; m. Lucy M. Rise of Westboro. 
No children. 

2. BETSEY^ b. Jan. 2, 1792; m. in Lancaster, 
Mass., Mar. 29, 1814, Robert Hudson, Jr. 
Resided in Bolton. 

3. Nancy, b. Mar. 20, 1794; d. July 20, 1832; 
m. Oct. 4, 1814, Joseph Powers, of Rutland, 
Mass. They had five children. Resided in 
Belchertown, Mass. 

4. Sally, b. May 20, 1796; d. Jan. 15, 1851; m. 
July 1, 1823, William B. Sawyer, of Temple- 
ton. One child. 

5. David, b. Apr. 14, 1798; d. Mar. 7, 1816. 

6. Lucy, b. June 6, 1800; m. Dec. 28, 1818, Joel 
Brown of Concord. Eleven children. Resided 
in Boylston, Mass. 

7. Joseph, b. Aug. 12, 1802; m. Apr. 14, 1830. 
Eliza Saunders of Townsend, Mass. Capt. 
Joseph Whitney was a farmer; d. in Lancaster. 
Children : 

1. John M.s Whitney, b. Nov. 17, 1836; 
m. May 7, 1861, Ella A. Nourse. 

2. Lydia's., b. June 17, 1838; m. Nov. 13, 
1871, Jason M. Lippitt of Fitchburg. 

3. David, b. Jan. 1, 1841; d. unm., Aug. 
18, 1872. 

4. Ann Eliza, b. July 23, 1843. 

5. Emeline, b. May 28, 1845. 

6. Martha R., b. Sept. 5, 1848. 

8. Nathan, b. July 30, 1804; d. Nov. 6, 1856; 
m. Feb. 25, 1827, Eliza Stearns, b. Nov. 26, 
1807, d. Feb. 1, 1852. Resided in Bolton. 
Children: 

1. Elizabeth^ Whitney, b. Apr. 7, 1829; m. 
May 25, 1854, Dr. Edward I. Woodbury 
of Council Bluffs, Iowa, b. Mar. 7, 1830. 
A dentist. 
Children: 
1. Edward Nathan^ Woodbury, b. 
Jan. 31, 1857; d. Nov. 4, 1863. 



THIRD GENERATION 2S 

2. Herbert Arthur, h. July 9, 1859. 
A dentist in Council Bluffs. 

3. Lizzie Olive, b. Aug. 9, 18G3; m. 
Jan. 12, 1888, Rev. T. B. Greenlee. 

4. Charles Elmer, b. Jan. 11, 1866; 
m. Nov. 3, 1891, Nellie Webster. 
A dentist in Council Bluffs. 

5. Cora Louise, b. July 20, 1868. 

6. Ernest Irving, b. Nov. 25, 1875. 
A physician in Chicago. 

2. Almira Jane, b. Apr. 15, 1831; d. June 
19, 1834. 

3. David, b. Feb. 10, 1833; m. in Worcester, 
Dec. 6, 1860, Harriet L. Howland, 
b. Nov. 6, 1833. A carpenter. Res. 
Auburn, Mass. 

Children : 

1. Henry Herbert^ Whitney, b. Sept. 
5, 1862; m. in Oxford, Mass., Oct. 14, 
1891, Carrie Adell Morse, b. Apr. 
29, 1870. A pattern maker. Res. 
Auburn. 

2. Fannie L., b. June 29, 1867; m. 
June 11, 1891, Edward H. White, 
b. Oct. 20, 1859. One child: Ralph 
Hotcard White, b. Jan. 27, 1894. 
Res. Auburn. 

4. Sarah Jane, b. Sept. 24, 1835; m. Oct. 
28, 1886, John Masury Berry, of 
Millbury, Mass., b. in Salem, Oct. 30, 
1842. 

5. Ellen, b. Dec. 11, 1838; d. in Worcester, 
June 3, 1887; m. June 9, 1859; Edward 
Brigham, b. in No. Bridgton, Me., Jan. 
24, 1826, d. in Westboro, June 14, 1868. 
Child: 

Merrill Draper^ Brigham, b. 
Jan. 26, 1866, in Westboro; m. 
Oct. 9, 1889, Alice Gray Brown 
of Newburyport. Res. Worcester. 
Children: 1. Lawrence Whitney^'' 
Brigham, h. Oct. 17, 1890. 2. Ruth 
Montague, h. May 24, 1892. 3. Harold 
Kingsbury, h. Feb. 1, 1894. 

6. Nathan H., b. in Bolton, June 27, 1842; 
m. in Wilton, N. H., Aug. 1, 1865, Abbie 
Ninette Lovejoy, b. Jan. 27, 1845, d. 
Feb. 4, 1875. Superintendent and treasurer, 
Gurney Carriage Factory, Boston. 



24 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children : 

1. Harry M.^ Whitnet, b, Aug. 17, 
1866; m, Jan. 31, 1894, Annie 
Coffee. Res. Framingham. 

2. Lucy Marian Abbie, b. Mar. 22, 
1868; m. Oct. 2, 1887, Edward M. 
PuRDY. Res. Wilton, N. H. 

3. Arthur Moses, b. Nov. 22, 1870; 
d. Jan. 2, 1871. 

7. Mary Adelaide, b. Apr. 24, 1846; d. 
Jan. 8, 1847. 

8. Frederick, b. Feb. 18, 1849, in Townsend, 
Mass.; m. in Westboro, May 2, 1871, 
Susan Maria Warren, b. Apr. 8, 1848. 
No children. Res. Athol and Ayer, Mass. 

3. Benjamin, b. Apr. 11, 1763; d. unm. in 1784. 

4. Anna, b. July 30, 1764; d. in 1788; m. Sept. 13, 
1787, James Adams of Antigua, W. I., where she 
died. 

5. George, b. Sept. 22, 1765; m. and left one dau., 
Abigail, who m. (I), Dudley Tyler, who d. 
leaving two sons; (II), Mr. Brown. She d. in 
Marietta, Ohio, in 1821. 

6. James, b. Dec. 1, 1766; d. in Jamaica, W. I., in 
1796, unm. 

7. Abigail, b, Apr. 22, 1768; d. in Castine, Me., 
June 4, 1808, unm. 

8. Lydia, b. June 19, 1769; d. in infancy. 

9. Samuel Austin (Captain), b. Sept. 27, 1770; d. 
Oct. 15, 1846, aged 76 years; m. July 28, 1801, 
Ruth Perkins, b. in 1772, d. Sept. 15, 1849, aged 
77 years. Resided in Lincolnville, Me. He was an 
enterprising merchant and shipbuilder; remarkable 
through life for great energy and personal courage. 
Children: 

1. Samuel^ Whitney, b. July 30, 1802; d. Mar. 
31, 1846, by drowning, with his wife, in 
Penobscot Bay; m. Nov. 21, 1844, Rebecca 
W. Howe. He was, for many years, a mer- 
chant in New Orleans and highly esteemed. 

2. Lucy, b. Apr. 1, 1804; m. Nov. 17, 1829, 
Dr. William Luding. Two children. 

3. John Perkins, b. Dec. 30, 1805; d. Jan. 30, 
1848; m. Oct. 27, 1829, Tempe Perkins 
Johnston. He was, for years, a merchant 
in New Orleans and had four children. His 
widow remarried in Castine, Me. 

ChUd: 

Josephine Allen* Whitney, b. Mar. 



THIRD GENERATION 25 

12, 1835; m. Mar. 8, 1853, a second 
cousin, Thomas Heston Whitney. 

4. Mary Jane, b. July 2, 1811; m. Dec. 10, 1843, 
William A. Schenck. Two children. 

5. Phebe, b. July 5, 1816; m. May 22, 1843. 
Db. Edward William Hook. Four children. 

10. Joseph, b. Sept. 19, 1771; d. June 24, 1812, in 
Boston; m. (I), Sept. 24, 1793, Sally Collins, 
b. in 1773, d. in Newburyport, of yellow fever, 
Sept. 22, 1799; (II), Oct. 18, 1803, Catharine 
Smith, who d. June 20, 1809; (III), Catharine 
Whitney, (Mrs.), b. in 1774, d. May 27, 1836. 
He is buried in the Granary Burial Ground, Boston. 
He lived in Boston. 
Child: 

Joseph' Whitney, b. June 11, 1796; d. Sept. 

11, 1869, aged 73 years; m. July 23, 1822, 

Elizabeth Pratt, lb. Aug. 29, 1800, d. Jan. 

5, 1890, aged 90 years. 

Children : 

1. Caroline Elizabeth^ Whitney, b. Oct. 
25, 1823; m. Nov. 28, 1847, Hezron A. 
Johnson, of New York City. Three 
children named: Joseph W.; Fanny L.; 
Alice W. Johnson. 

2. Henry Austin, b. Oct. 6, 1826; m. Mar. 
3, 1852, Fanny Lawrence, b. Aug. 19, 
1828, d. Jan. 28, 1883. He was a promi- 
nent member of the Massachusetts 
Historical Society; a noted financier 
and railroad operator; was at one time 
president of the Boston and Providence 
Railroad. He graduated at Harvard in 
1846. He was a very able man. 
Children: 

1. Henry Lawrence^ Whitney, b. 
Oct. 27, 1853; was accidentally shot, 
Oct. 23, 1866. 

2. Joseph Cutler, b. Dec. 7, 1856; m. 
Nov, 9, 1882, in Boston, Georgiana 
Haywood, b. Jan. 22, 1857. He was 
educated in the public schools, and 
later entered Harvard College, gradu- 
ating in 1878. He passes the winter 
in Boston and the summers in 
Milton, Mass., where he has served 
for several years as a trustee of the 
Milton Public Library. Res. Milton. 
Children: 1. Henry Lawrence^'' 



26 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Whitney, b. Jan. 13, 1886. Res. 232 
Marlborough St., Boston. 2. George 
Haywood, b. Jan. 31, 1892. Res. 232 
Marlborough St., Boston. 

3. Ellerton Pratt, b. Aug. 21, 1858. 
Res. Blue Hills, Boston, Mass. 

4. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 23, 1860; m. in 
1884, Dr. James Jackson Minot, 
of Boston, where they reside. He was 
b. Oct. 11, 1852. Graduated at 
Harvard College, 1874, A.B.; 1878, 
M.D. Physician Carney Hospital, 
also Massachusetts General Hospital. 
Children: 1. George Richards^" Minot, 
h. Dec. 2, 1885. 2. James, h. Oct. 
19, 1891. 

5. Constance, b. May 11, 1865; m. 
Sept. 11, 1890, Franz Edouard 
Zerrahn, b. in Boston, in 1857. 
A physician by profession. Child: 
Constance^'' Zerrahn, b. June 21, 1891. 

6. Hugh, b. Sept. 7, 1870. Res. Blue 
Hills. 

11. William, b. Nov. 13, 1772; d. in Charleston, S. C, 
in 1809. Unm. 

12. John, b. Dec. 19, 1773; d. in Jamaica, W. I., in 
1803. 

13. Cyrus, b. Dec. 24, 1774; m. Dec. 28, 1795, Mary 
Brewer. Resided in Geneva, N. Y. They had 
one chUd, who m. David B. Downing, of 
Geneva. 

14. Sarah, b. Feb. 2, 1776; d. Nov. 16, 1857, aged 81 
years; m. May 5, 1808, David Howe, of Castine, 
Me. She left the following children: Abigail W.; 
David; Joseph; Sarah Ann; Rebecca. 

15. Mary, b. Sept. 14, 1777; d. young. 

16. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 17, 1780; d. Feb. 3, 1823, in 
Glassboro, N. J.; m. in Philadelphia, Aug. 27, 
1807, Bathsheba T. Heston. 

Children : 

1. Samuel' Whitney, b. Oct. 21, 1808; d. Jan. 17. 
1810. 

2. Abigail Cutler, b. June 4, 1810; d. Oct. 31, 
1854, leaving five children; m. Apr. 28, 1839, 
WooDwoRD Warwick. 

3. Thomas Heston, b. Jan. 4, 1813; d. May 4, 
1882, in Glassboro, N. J.; m. Mar. 8, 1853, 
Josephine Allen, dau. of his cousin, John 
Parker Whitney. 



THIRD GENERATION 87 

Children: 

1. John Perkins' Whitney, b. Nov. 30, 
1854; m. Apr. 8, 1885, E. T. Stevenson. 
One child : 

Josephine* Whitney, b. Sept. 6, 
1888. 

2. Thomas H., b. June 29, 1856; m. Jan. 
1877, ]VL\RY Owen. 

3. Eben, b. Aug. 11, 1858. 

4. Fanny Owen, b. Sept. 9, 1860; m. June 
17, 1885, Frank C. Hatch. 

Child: 

Frank C* Hatch, Jr., b. Sept. 13, 
1886. 

5. Samuel Austin, b. Aug. 5, 1864; m. 
Feb. 1893, Louise, dau. of Col. R. S. 
Thompson, of Chicago. Res. Glassboro. 

6. Cutler, b. Mar. 7, 1869. 

7. George Dudley, b. Mar. 22, 1872. 

4. Henrietta, b. Dec. 5, 1814; m. Dec. 28, 1842, 
Dr. Myles Sennott. Four children. 

5. Eben Whorton, b. Jan. 28, 1817; m. Mar. 14. 
1848, Lucy Warwick. Four children. 

6. Samuel Austin, b. July 7, 1819. Unm. 

17. Henry, b. Jan. 29, 1783; d. Apr. 27, 1837, in 
Havre, France; m. Mar. 27, 1808, Lucy Perkins. 
Children : 

1. Nancy^ Whitney, b. July 15, 1808; d. Jan. 15, 
1852; m. Joshua C. Adams, in 1825. Fifteen 
children. 

2. Henry, b. Sept. 15, 1810; a merchant residing 
in Liverpool, England. Unm. 

3. William, b. Nov. 17, 1811; d. Feb. 8, 1814. 

4. Lucy, b. Aug. 15, 1813; d. Sept. 26, 1841, in 
Havre, France; m. Moses Gay, Jr. No 
children. 

5. William Cutler, b. July 20, 1815; d. Sept. 30, 
1816. 

6. Charles, b. Oct. 29, 1817; drowned in 
Penobscot Bay, Oct. 1, 1831. 

7. Samuel Austin, b. 1818; d. in New Orleans, 
Oct. 28, 1850; m. Anne E. Auld. No children. 

8. John Perkins, b. Jan. 20, 1820; d. in New 
Orleans, Aug. 11, 1839. Unm. 

9. Frances, b. Apr. 23, 1823; m. (I), Oct. 7, 1847, 
Leonard J. Whiting; two children. (II), 
May 1, 1859, Samuel A. Whiting; three 
children. 

10. Sarah, b. June 15, 1825; d. Apr. 2, 1842. 



28 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

11. Phebe, b. May 11, 1829. 
5. Ann, b. Oct. 27, 1736; d. Jan. 2, 1762; m. Dec. 22, 
1761, William Bowes, of Boston; b. Jan. 2, 1734, 
d. in London, England, Apr. 1805, aged 71 years. He 
m. (II), Sarah Stoddard. Said to have had several 
children. Her first husband was a son of Nicholas 
Bowes and Lucy (Hancock) Bowes, of Lexington and 
Bedford. [See 7-4 Dorcas Bridge]. 
9. V. Joseph, b. July 8, 1698. 

10. vi. John, b. Sept. 1, 1700. 

vii. EuzABETH.b. Nov. 30, 1703; d. in Boston, Jan. 19, 1751. Unm. 

11. viii. Samuel, b. Mar. 2, 1705. 

ix. Martha, b. Sept. 20, 1707; d. in Boston, Apr. 20, 1752. Unm. 
Elizabeth and Martha Bridge lived, after their father's 
decease, with their energetic and faithful sister, Abigail 
Whitney, who, early deprived of her husband, continued his 
business with the success she deserved, and wisely and well 
conducted the education of her children. See "Account of 
Descendants of John and Elinor Whitney," and especially 
"Incidents in the life of Samuel Whitney," and an account 
of his descendants by "Henry Austin Whitney, Esq." which 
last is "privately printed." 

6. ELIZABETH^ BRIDGE (2. Matthew\ John'), b. Aug. 
17, 1659; married (I), Jan. 17, 1677-8, his second wife. Captain 
Benjamin, son of Edward Garfield, Jr., and of Rebecca, his first 
wife, born in 1643. He was a notable citizen of Watertown in 
his day, a Representative of Watertown nine times, between 
1689 and 1717 and held numerous municipal appointments. 
He was admitted Freeman Apr. 18, 1690. 

From Elizabeth descended, in the seventh generation, James 
Abram Garfield, the late President of the United States. For the 
President's line of descent, which was from Thomas, their oldest 
son, see Appendix I. Benjamin Garfield died Nov. 28, 1717, 
aged 74- years, and Elizabeth married as her second husband, 
Oct. 25, 1720, Daniel, son of Robert and Susanna (George) 
Harrington, b. Nov. 1, 1657; died Apr. 19, 1728, aged 71 years. 

Children: 

i. Elizabeth* Garfield, b. June 30, 1679. 

ii. Thomas (Lieut.), b. Dec. 12, 1680; d. in Weston, Feb. 4, 1752, 
aged 72 years; m. Jan. 24, 1706-7, Mercy, dau. of Joshua and 
Elizabeth (Flagg) Bigelow, b. in 1686; d. Feb. 28, 1744-5. 
Children: 

1. Elizabeth^ Garfield, b. Aug. 10, 1708; m. Sept. 1, 
1738, Samuel Brooks of Concord. 

2. Eunice, b. Aug. 23, 1710; m. Dec. 12, 1734, Ebenezer 
HoBBs, of Weston. He d. Oct. 9, 1762. 



THIRD GENERATION 1^9 

Children b. iu Waltham or Weston: 
1. Isaac* Hobbs, b. Nov. 2, 1735; m. June 15, 1758, 
Mary, dau. of Deacon Jonathan and Grace 
(Barnard) Sanderson, of Waltham, b. Oct. 3, 1738. 
Children: 

1. Abigail' Hobbs, b. Apr. 9, 1759; m. Dec. 22, 
1778, Isaac, Jr., son of Isaac and Anna 
(Cutler) James, of Weston, b. Sept. 24, 1754. 

2. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 1, 1762; m. Eunice. 
Children : 

1. Sukeys Hobbs, b. Mar. 19, 1782; m. Nov. 
3, 1802, Isaac, Esq., son of Jonathan 
and Abigail (Fiske) Fiske, of Waltham; 
graduated Harvard College 1798; a lawyer 
of Weston; for more than thirty years. 
Register of Probate of Middlesex Co. 
Children born in Weston: 

1. Isaac^ Fiske, b. and d. young. 

2. Augustus Henry, b. Sept. 19, 1805. 
Graduated Harvard College 1825; a 
lawyer in Boston. 

3. Isaac Lamson, b. Mar. 18, 1810. 

4. George, b. Nov. 19, 1813. 

5. Susan Ann, b. Oct. 22, 1815. 

6. Andrew, b. May 8, 1817. 

7. Edward, b. Dec. 17, 1819. 

2. Polly, b. Apr. 6, 1787. 

3. SoPHRONiA, b. Mar. 14, 1789; d. Oct. 1792. 

4. George, b. Nov. 28, 1790. 

5. Eunice, b. July 28, 1792. 

6. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 17, 1794; graduated 
Harvard College 1814; M.D. 1817. Settled 
in Waltham; m. in 1819, Mary Darby 
of Weston. 

Children born in Waltham: 

1. Mary Darby^ Hobbs, b. June 5, 
1820; m. James Brown, Apr. 30, 
1846. 

2. Margaret Barton, b. Nov. 4, 1821 ; 
m. William E. Worthen, Mar. 19. 
1846. 

3. Sarah, b. Feb. 15, 1823; m. William 
G. Baker, Mar. 1, 1848. 

4. Charles William, b. Aug. 7, 1824. 

5. James Walker, b. June 5, 1826. 

6. Lucy Ann, b. Dec. 8, 1827. 

7. George Ebenezer, b. Jan. 6, 1830. 

8. Eliza Endicott, b. Dec. 30, 1832. 

9. Rebecca Hovey, b. May SO, 1837. 



30 JOHN BRIDGE FAiVnLY m AMERICA 

7. SoPHRONiA, b. Oct. 27, 1796. 

8. lilABiA, b. Nov. 23, 1798. 

3. Isaac, Jr., b. about 1765; m. Jan. 24, 1790. 
Mary, dau. of Capt. Samuel and Rebecca 
(Cotton) Baldwin of Sudbury, Mass., b. Mar. 
15, 1766. 
Children: 

1. Abigail* Hobbs, b. Apr. 17, 1791. 

2. Isaac, b. May 6, 1793. 

3. Samuel, b. Mar. 25, 1795. 

4. Frederick, b. Feb. 28, 1797. 

5. Francis, b. Jan. 31, 1799. 

6. Abigail, b. Mar. 6, 1801. 

7. Elmira, b. Mar. 15, 1803. 

8. Mary Ann, b. Apr. 17, 1805; m. in 1832, 
Nathan, Jr., son of Nathan and Sally 
(Travis) Hagar, of Weston, b. Jan. 16, 
1807. Town Clerk of Weston in 1850. 
Children: 

1. Ralph H.» Hagar, b. June 21, 1834. 

2. Mary B., b. Jan. 28, 1837. 

3. Ann E., b. Mar. 24, 1839. 

4. Sarah B., b. June 15, 1841. 

9. Ralph, b. Apr. 20, 1808. 

10. Robert Gibbs, b. June 17, 1811. 

2. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 7, 1737; d. Oct. 28, 1756. 

3. Esther, b. Apr. 13, 1739; m. Sept. 3, 1761, Sil.\s 
Brooks, of Concord. 

4. Eunice, b. Apr. 22, 1741; m. July 5, 1759, Joseph, 
son of Lieut. Josiah and Anna (Stone) Parker, of 
Lexington, b. Nov. 28, 1733; d. Sept. 4, 1787. 
Resided in Lincoln. 

Children, all but the first born in Lincoln: 

1. Susanna^ Parker, b. in Lexington, Dec. 31, 
1760. 

2. Levi, b. Apr. 16, 1762; d. in Royalton, Vt.. 
Mar. 18, 1813; m. Oct. 26, 1786, Polly Lyon 
of Hubbardston, Mass. Six children. 

3. Lois, b. Nov. 17, 1763; d. in Weston, Mar. 5, 
1835, aged 72 years; m. (I) John Coburn 
(Int.) Sept. 14, 1782; d. June 1796; (II), Dec. 
18, 1800, Joseph Holbrook of Sherborn. 
Eight children. 

4. Aaron, b. Dec. 5, 1765; killed in the West 
while in the Army, under General St. Clair, 
Nov. 4, 1791. 

5. Joseph, b. Oct. 4, 1767; m. Nov. 17, 1791, 
Polly, dau. of Samuel and Mary Fiske, b. in 
Weston, Mar. 6, 1771. No children. 



THIRD GENERATION 3\ 

6 Jonathan, b. Oct. 17, 1769; killed same time 
and place as his brother Aaron. 

7. Elisha, b. Dec. 9, 1772; d. in 1773. 

8. Elisha, b. Sept. 10, 1775; m. Aug. 28, 1800, 
Jerusha Wentworth, of Weston. They 
settled in Stoughton, Mass., after living for 
a time in Maine. Nine children. 

5. Elisha, b. Feb. 8, 1742-3; m. May 17, 1764, 
Lois, dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Brown) Hastings, 
of Watertown, b. May 4, 1742. 

Child: 

Lois' Hobbs, b. May 10, 1765. 

6. Matthew, b. Sept. 21, 1745; m. (I), Jan. 14, 1768, 
Lydia Wesson, of Lincoln; (II), (Int.), May 18, 
1783, Lucy Holmes. 

Children : 

1. Hepzibah' Hobbs, b. Aug. 6, 1769; m. July 
29, 1787, Alexander Smith. 

2. Phebe, b. Apr. 3, 1771. 

3. Sarah, b. June 2, 1776. 

4. Charles, b. May 7, 1778. 

5. Polly, b. Mar. 24, 1780. 

6. Henry, b. Apr. 22, 1784. 

7. Hepzibah, b. Oct. 18, 1746; d. Oct. 27, 1756. 

8. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1748; m. Nov. 19, 1767, 
Phineas, son of Isaac and Grace (Harrington) 
Gregory of Weston, b. Feb. 20, 1743-4. 

Child: 

Phineas' Gregory, b. Sept. 14, 1768. 

9. Susanna, b. Oct. 13, 1750. 

10. Samuel, b. July 3, 1752; d. Oct. 11, 1756. 

11. MiCAH, b. Sept. 13, 1754; d. July 9, 1755. 
Thomas (Lieut.), bapt. Apr. 5, 1713, aged 5 weeks; 
d. in Lincoln, Jan. 3, 1774; m. Oct. 21, 1742, Rebecca, 
dau. of Deacon Samuel and Rebecca Johnson, of 
Lunenburg, Mass., b. Nov. 2, 1719; d. Feb. 3, 1763. 
(See Appendix I for full history. This is President 
Garfield's line.) 

Children : 

1. Solomon* Garfield, b. July 18, 1743. (See 
Appendix I.) 

2. Rebecca, b. Sept. 23, 1745; m. Oct. 31, 1765, 
David Fiske (his second wife), b. Oct. 8, 1731; d. 
in 1800, aged 70 years. 

Children : 

1. Rebecca' Fiske, b. Oct. 26, 1766; m. Mar. 18, 

1798, Caleb, son of Elisha and Sarah (Monroe) 

Cutler, of Lincoln, b. May 31, 1766. One 

child, David Fiske Cutler, b. July 20, 1798. 



32 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

He was a student in Harvard College, where 
he d. a short time previous to completing his 
course. 

2. David, b. Apr. 2, 1768; d. Oct. 22, 1780. 

3. Elijah (Esq.), b. Mar. 24, 1770; m. (I), 

Anna , who d. Oct. 11, 1812, aged 

33 years; (II), Dec. 15, 1814, Bathsheba, 
dau. of Deacon David and Bathsheba (Dakin) 
Brooks, of Lincoln. 

Children born in Lincoln: 

1. Thomas* Fiske, b. Oct. 26, 1800. 

2. EmzA, b. July 3, 1802. 

3. George, b. Aug. 22, 1804. 

4. Charles, b. Feb. 23, 1807. 

5. Susanna, b. Sept. 28, 1812; d. Mar. 1813. 

6. IVIartha Emeline, b. Feb. 8, 1816. 

7. Lucy, b. Aug. 10, 1819. 

8. Augusta, b. Jan. 20, 1822. 

9. Caroline, b. Aug. 15, 1824; d. Jan. 1828. 

4. Abraham, b. Apr. 4, 1773; m. Nov. 26, 1794, 
Grace, dau. of Joseph and Lois (Fiske) Hagar 
of Waltham, b. May 10, 1774. 

Children: 

1. Lorenzo* Fiske, b. Oct. 15, 1796. 

2. Abraham, b. Mar. 23, 1798. 

3. Horatio, b. Aug. 28, 1799. 

4. Polly, b. Apr. 16, 1801. 

5. Samuel, b. in 1803; d. in 1804. 

6. Lois, b. May 28, 1804. 

7. Theodore, b. Feb. 21, 1807. 

8. Washington, b. Oct. 5, 1808. 

9. Napoleon, b. Jan. 22, 1810. 
10. Jacob Gale, b. May 6, 1811. 

5. TH01L4.S, b. Feb. 1, 1776; d. Aug. 6, 1778. 

6. Hannah, b. Nov. 7, 1777; m. Nov. 21, 1797, 
Daniel, son of David and Rebecca (Jones) 
Wheeler, b. in Concord, Mass., Apr. 24, 1766; 
d. July 11, 1810. 

Children born in Concord: 

1. Rebecca Esther* Wheeler, b. Oct. 
14, 1800; m. Feb. 13, 1825, Charles 
KiRKL.^ND, of Vernon, N. Y. 

2. Mary, b. Aug. 11. 1802; d. June 23, 1811. 

3. D.vniel, b. Oct. 1, 1804. 

4. David, b. Nov. 29, 1806. 

5. Hannah Susannah, b. Aug. 29, 1808; m. 
May 17, 1835, Timothy, son of Phineas 
and Hannah (Jones) "\^Tieeler, b. Apr. 3, 
1807; d. Oct. 5, 1839. Two children. 



THIRD GENERATION 33 

7. Lucy, b. Dec. 3, 1779; m. Oct. 14, 1802, 
Jesse, son of David and Abigail (Munroe) 
Wheeler, b. in Concord, Oct. 26, 1762; d. 
Mar. 16, 1811. 

Child: 

Lucy* Wheeler, b. July 20, 1803. 

8. SuKEY, b. Jan. 27, 1782; d. Nov. 7, 1803. 

9. David, b. May 4, 1784; d. July 26, 1806. 

3. Abraham, b. Apr. 3, 1748; d. Aug. 15, 1775. (See 
Appendix I.) 

4. Hannah, b. Aug. 15, 1750. 

5. Lucy, b. Mar. 3, 1754. 

4. Thankful, b. Feb. 15, 1714-15; m. Nov. 8, 1751, John, 
Jr., son of John and Lydia Walker, of Reading, Mass., 
his second wife. 

Children : 

1. Thankful* Walker, b. Oct. 11, 1752; m. Apr. 9, 
1778, Oliver, son of Samuel and Sarah (Holman) 
Conant, of Stow, Mass., b. there about 1750; 
settled in Sudbury, then in Weston. He was a 
Corporal in Wheeler's Company of Niseon's 
Regiment, Jan. 15, 1776, also was in service at 
other times in the Continental Army. They had 
ten children, five boys and five girls, from whom 
have descended one hundred or more families. 
(See "Conant Genealogy.") 

2. Lydia, b. Dec. 27, 1753; d. in Sterling, Mass., 
May 23, 1796; m. Oct. 15. 1776, Samuel Conant, 
brother of Oliver, who married her sister. Thankful, 
b. about 1752. He settled in Sterling where he d. 
Mar. 2, 1808. They had four sons and four daugh- 
ters, from whom also have come a large progeny 
of descendants. (See " Conant Genealogy.") 

5. Isaac, b. Feb. 19, 1716-17. 

6. John, b. Dec. 3, 1718; d. May 1767. Resided in Weston; 
m. (Int.), Mar. 15, 1744-45, Thankful, dau. of Samuel 
and Sarah Stowell, of Waltham, b. in Newton, Jan. 25, 
1722. 

Children born in Weston: 

1. Sarah* Garfield, b. June 19, 1749; m. in Lincoln, 
Oct. 7, 1771, Benjamin, son of Jonas and Mary 
(Adams) Pierce, b. in W^eston, May 20, 1744; 
settled in Lincoln; she was his first wife; d. soon. 
No children. 

2. John, b. Oct. 11, 1751; m. July 6, 1775, Lucy, 
dau. of James and Lucy (Stearns) Smith, of Weston. 
Resided in Lincoln. 

Children probably born in Lincoln : 
1. Sarah^ Garfield, b. Apr. 11, 1776. 



34 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

2. John, b. Oct. 1777. 

3. Abraham, b. June 12, 1779. 

4. Lucy, b. Feb. 19, 1781. 

5. Samuel, b. Apr. 8, 1782. 

6. Jonas, b. Apr. 18, 1784. 

7. Thomas, b. Sept. 29, 1785. 

8. Isaac, b. July 7, 1787. 

9. Thankful, b. May 1, 1790. 
10. Abel, b. Apr. 20, 1792. 

7. Samuel, b. Apr. 11, 1720; d. June 22, 1792 aged 72 
years; m. (I), Apr. 17, 1751, Hannah Garfield, of 
Waltham, and settled in Spencer. She d. July 27. 
1755; (II), May 27, 1756, Abigail Pierce, of Holden; 
d. Jan. 23, 1816, aged 83 years. Samuel was a soldier 
in the Colonial Wars and the Revolution. 
Children: 

1. Hannah" Garfield, b. July 18, 1755; d. Nov. 
12, 1812; m. Jan. 26, 1794, Daniel Spear of 
Spencer. 

Children: 

1. Hannah' Spear, b. Feb. 3, 1795. 

2. Daniel, b. Oct. 17, 1797. 

2. Samuel, b. Mar. 5, 1757; d. Sept. 16, 1766. 

3. Joseph, b. Sept. 19, 1758; d. June 10, 1836, aged 
77 years. He was a Revolutionary soldier; m. 
Jan. 12, 1790, Elizabeth (Betsey) Mirick, of 
Princeton, Mass.; d. May 9, 1738, aged 71 years. 
Children born in Spencer. 

1. Daniel' Garfield, b. June 16, 1791; d. 
Apr. 19, 1816. 

2. John, b. Jan. 14, 1799. 

3. Elizabeth, b. May 6, 1801. 

4. Lucy, b. May 2, 1803. 

5. Joseph, b. Jan. 4, 1806. 

6. Sarah, b. Jan. 7, 1810; d. Aug. 22, 1811. 

4. Daniel, b. Sept. 29, 1760. 

5. JosiAH, b. Oct. 12, 1762. 

6. Abigail, b. Aug. 28, 1764; m. Philup Baley, 
of Douglas, July 21, 1789. 

7. Enoch, b. Sept. 28, 1766. 

8. Elisha, b. Apr. 25, 1769. 

9. John, b. July 26, 1771. 

10. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, 1773. 

11. Silas, b. Jan. 19, 1776; d. Apr. 22, 1829; m. Sally 
Bothwell, Feb. 1, 1815. 

Children: 
1 . Silas' Garfield, b. Feb. 22, 1816 ; m. Clarissa 
L. Bemis, May 28, 1845. 



THIRD GENERATION 35, 

Child: 

Silas Orrison^ Garfield, b. Oct. 28, 
1846; d. Aug. 5, 1847. 
2. Sarah P. b. Mar. 18, 1818. 
S.Mercy, b. June 17, 1722; m. in 1756, Ebenezer 
Hammond, his second wife. His first wife was Mary 
Garfield, b. in Weston in 1717. She was a grand- 
daughter of Capt. Benjamin Garfield by his first 
wife. 

Anna, b. June 1, 1724; m. (Int.), Apr. 29, 1749, Josiah, 
son of Josiah and Thankful (Harrington) Livermore, of 
Leicester, b. in Weston, Aug. 1, 1725. 
Children : 

1. Anna® Livermore, b. in Lincoln, Nov. 5, 1750. 

2. Elisha, b. Apr. 14, 1753, in Leicester; m. in 1780, 
Lucy Maynard, of Westboro, Mass. Resided 
in Shrewsbury. Ten children, twenty grand- 
children, thirty great grandchildren, and thirty 
great great grandchildren are recorded in the 
"Livermore Genealogy." 

3. Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1755 in Spencer. 

4. Lucy, b. Sept. 11, 1756 in Spencer; m. Jan. 11, 
1784, in Brookfield, Rufus Hardy. 

1. Anna^ Hardy, b. Apr. 6, 1782. 

2. Samuel, b. Apr. 9, 1785. 

3. Levi, b. June 25, 1787. 

5. Levi, b. May 11, 1758, in Brookfield; m. there, 
June 22, 1806, Levina Adams. 

6. Thankful, b. in Brookfield, Mar. 28, 1760. 

10. Lucy, b. Oct. 5, 1725. 

11. Elisha, b. Nov. 11, 1728; m. Nov. 15, 1753, Susanna, 
dau. of John and Anna (Livermore) Bemis, b. Apr. 3, 
1732. 

Children : 

1. Elisha« Garfield, b. Oct. 8, 1755; d. Sept. 1756. 

2. Anna, b. Dec. 2, 1757; m. Apr. 30, 1780, Jonas, 
Jr., son of Jonas and Mary (Adams) Peirce of 
Weston, b. Sept. 19, 1750. • 

Child: 

Thomas Dakin'' Peirce, b. Jan. 4, 1783. 

3. Susanna, b. Nov. 9, 1759; d. in Rindge, N. H., 
Apr. 1853, aged 93 years; m. Dec. 30, 1784, Edward, 
son of Col. Abijah and Sarah (Stearns) Brown of 
Waltham, b. Jan. 21, 1761. Colonel Brown was 
one of the first to learn of the advance of the enemy 
on Lexington and Concord, and was active in 
giving the alarm. From 1774-78, he was in the 
Revolutionary Service in which he rose to the 
rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Edward Brown and 



36 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

family moved to Rindge, N. H. in 1810. Settled 
on a farm. He d. Apr. 23, 1836, aged 75 years. 
Children : 

1. Abijah' Brown, b. ; m. Apr. 13, 1810, 

Elizabeth Gates, of Sterling, Mass. A few 
years later removed to Lowell, Mass. 

2. Sus.\N, b. in 1786; d. Apr. 10, 1860, aged 7^ 
years; m. Augustus Foule, of Woburn, 
where he was b. in 1781; d. in Rindge, Oct. 26, 
1855, aged 71^. years. 

Children: 

1. Catharine^ Foule, b. ; m. Oct. 

29, 1829, Luke Minot, of Westminster, 
Mass., who d. about 1850. Five children. 

2. Mary, b. ; m. Nov. 19, 1834, Sam- 
uel G. Kendall of Westminster. No 
children. 

3. Augustus, b. '■ ; m. (I), Apr. 1837, 

Cynthia, dau. of John V. and Maria 
(Demary) Platts, of Rindge, b. in 1817; 
(II), Apr. 6, 1841, Fanny D. Platts, 
b. in 1820, sister to his first wife. She d. 
Nov. 27, 1845. 

4. Susan, b. ; m. Ellridge G. 

Tarbox, of Rindge; a shoemaker. He d. 
about 1866. 

Children: 

1. Mary Jane^ Tarbox, b. ; 

m. J. M. Lacy, of Jaffrey, N. H. 

2. Edwahd a., b. Apr. 2, 1841; m. 
Esther L. Heath, of Stoddard, N. H. 

3. Polly, b. in 1788; d. in Rindge, May 14, 
1867, unm. 

4. Edward, no record of his marriage found. He 
removed to Cambridge, Mass. 

4. Mary, b. Apr. 29, 1761. 

5. Lucy, b. Aug. 6, 1763. 

6. Elisha, b. Feb. 9, 1766; d. Aug. 28, 1803. 

7. Lydia, b. Feb. 16, 1768. 

8. Enoch, b. Mar. 14, 1770; d. Sept. 16, 1775. 

9. Abijah, b. Apr. 19, 1772; m. (I), Mar. 1, 1801. 
Hannah Stearns; d. Nov. 27, 1805; (II), Mar. 29, 
1807, Seraph Colburn. 

Children : 

1. Abijah^ Garfield, b. and d. Nov. 1803, in 
W^altham. 

2. Hannah, b. Jan. 1, 1805. 

3. Abijah, b. July 4, 1807, in Lincoln. 

4. Jonas, b. Sept. 22, 1808. 



THIRD GENERATION 37, 

5. John Colburn, b. Sept. 20, 1810. 

6. Lydia, b. Nov. 19, 1812. 

7. Lucy Ann, b. Feb. 13, 1818. 

10. Rebecca, b. Nov. 11, 1774. 

11. Enoch, b. Nov. 16, 1777; m. (I), Mary ; 



d. Oct. 29, 1802; (II), Nov. 7, 1805, Nancy Jones. 
Children : 

1. Mary' Garfield, b. Mar. 11, 1800. 

2. George, b. Dec. 31, 1801. 

3. Eliza Anna, b. June 24, 1806. 

4. Elisha, b, Apr. 1808. 

5. Susan, b. Sept. 23, 1810. 

6. Sarah, b. June 20, 1813. 

7. Eli, b. June 8, 1816. 

12. Enoch, b. Jan. 23, 1729-30; d. June 19, 1758. 
iii. Anna, b. June 2, 1683; d. Sept. 13, 1737; m. Feb. 27, 1702-3, 
Deacon Benjamin, son of Jonathan and Mary (Shattuck) 
Browne, of Weston, b. Feb. 27, 1681; d. Mar. 11, 1753, aged 
72 years. 
Children : 
1. Annas Browne, b. Mar. 2, 1703-4; d. in 1767; m. Dec. 
24, 1724, JosiAH, Jr., son of Capt. Josiah and Abigail 
(Barnes) Jones, of Weston, b. Oct. 24, 1701; d. Mar. 
22, 1769. About 1739 they moved to Stockbridge, Mass. 
Children, first six born in Weston: 
1. JosiAH« Jones (Capt.), b. Oct. 4, 1725; d. Apr. 
1795, aged 70 years; m. Nov. 9, 1757, Mabel, 
dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Merrick) Woodbridge, 
of West Springfield, Mass., b. Feb. 13, 1735; 
d. Mar. 12, 1809, aged 7k years. For a large list of 
descendants, see Bond's "Watertown," pages 
318 to 322. 
Children : 

1. Solomon' Jones, b. Jan. 26, 1759; d. in 1842, 
aged 83 years. A Deacon of Stockbridge 
Church; m. (I), Oct. 30, 1783, Olive Bristol; 
(II), Elizabeth Hinsdale. About 1800, he 
removed to Hamilton, N. Y., afterwards to 
Oswego, N. Y. Eleven children, twenty -four 
grandchildren. 

2. Stephen, b. Feb. 4, 1761 ; m. in 1785, Margery 
Sparks. He removed to Oswego, N. Y. 
Six children, twenty grandchildren. 

3. Clarissa, b. Jan. 12, 1763; m. in 1785, Enos 
Boughton, a merchant of Victor, N. Y.; 
was engaged in many ventures; made several 
fortunes and lost them. Seven children and 
twenty-nine grandchildren. 

4. Elizabeth, b. May 22, 1765; d. Dec. 24, 1835, 



38 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

aged 70 years; m. Oct. 13, 1786, Joel Bristol, 
Esq., of Clinton, N. Y.; d. Sept. 16, 1827. 
Seven children, twelve grandchildren. 

5. JosiAH, Jr., b. Sept. 9, 1767. He was a Deacon 
and farmer of Stockbridge, Mass.; m. Jan. 5, 
1797, Fidelia, dau. of Nathaniel West of 
Tolland, Conn. Nine children and sixteen 
grandchildren. 

6. Horatio, b. Dec. 30, 1769; studied medicine 
and practiced in Philadelphia, Pittsfield and 
Stockbridge; d. Apr. 26, 1813; m. Dec. 22, 1800, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Hon. Elijah and Phebe 
(Nash) Brown, of Stockbridge. He was 
Representative in the Provincial Congress in 
1776, and one of the Committee of Inspection 
and Safety. She d. in Middletown, Conn., 
May 19, 1851. One child. 

7. Anna, b. Aug. 1772; m. Oct. 4, 1789, Roswell 
Lombard, b. Aug. 26, 1766, in Springfield, 
Mass. Removed to New York. She d. at 
Coxsackie, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1803. He d. in 
1843, aged 77 years. Six children, twenty-five 
grandchildren. 

8. William, b. Apr. 1, 1775; studied medicine in 
Oswego, N. Y., where he d. Apr. 25, 1825; m. 
Dec. 18, 1805, Clarissa, dau. of Elijah 
Brown, Esq. (See above.) Two children, 
seven grandchildren. 

9. Mary, b. Jan. 31, 1778; d. July 18, 1830, 
unm. 

2. Benjamin, b. Feb. 10, 1705-6; m. (Int.), Dec. 29, 1732, 
Sarah Dakin, of Concord, Mass. 
Children : 

1. John" Browne, b. June 19, 1733; m. July 19, 1759, 
Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Abigail (Fuller) Garfield, 
of Waltham, bapt. Jan. 21, 1739. Joseph was a 
brother of Capt. Benjamin Garfield. 

Children: 

1. Sarah^ Browne, b. July 31, 1760. 

2. Bettee, b. Mar. 13, 1764. 

3. Eunice, b. June 9, 1766. 

4. Jesse, b. Sept. 28, 1767. 

5. Amena, b. Nov. 15, 17(J9. 

2. Sarah, b. Jan. 20, 1735; d. July 1751. 

3. Mehitable, b. Sept. 9, 1737; d. June 1738. 

4. Benjamin, b. and d. Apr. 2, 1739. ] 

5. Ebenezer, b. and d. Apr. 2, 1739. [ Triplets 

6. Jonathan, b. and d. Apr. 2, 1739. J 

7. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 24, 1740; d. Aug. 5, 1751. 



THIRD GENERATION 39 

8. Elias, b. Aug. 25, 1742; d. Feb. 29, 1774; m. in 
1769, Lucy Hobbs, of Brookfield. 

Children : 

1. JosiAH^ Browne, b. Feb. 18, 1770. 

2. Abijah, b. Oct. 3, 1772. 

9. Anna, b. Sept. 20, 1744; m. July 7, 1783, Eleazer 
Melvin, of Littleton. 

10. Lydia, b. Mar. 16, 1746-47. "I 

11. Benjamin (twin), b. Mar. 16, 1746-47. J 

12. Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1748-49; d. July 1751. 

13. Ebenezer, b. June 23, 1751; d. in Lincoln, Dec. 5, 
1776. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 3, 1707-8; m. Dec. 29, 1726, John 
Billings, of Concord; d. July 10, 1763. 

4. Mary, b. Jan. 10, 1709-10; m. Dec. 16, 1730, Nathan, 
son of Thomas Upham, of Reading, his second wife. 
Children: 

1. Sarah* Upham, b. Oct. 1, 1732. 

2. Esther, bapt. Sept. 30, 1733; d. May 25, 1743. 

3. Matthew, bapt. Sept. 28, 1735. 

4. Barlah, bapt. May 20, 1739. 

5. Mary, b. Mar. 12, 1741-42. 

5. Mehitable, b. Feb. 9, 1711-12; d. Apr. 22, 1725. 

6. Ephraim, b. Apr. 8, 1714; removed to Spencer; m. 
Feb. 21, 1755, Hannah Edmunds. She d. in 1799. 
No children. 

7. Lydia, b. Feb. 23, 1715-16; m. Feb. 18, 1738-39, Joseph 
Upham, of Reading. 

8. Joseph, b. Feb. 17, 1717-18; d. Feb. 2, 1788, aged 71 
years; m. Abigail, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth Munroe, 
of Lexington, Feb. 7, 1744-45, b. Jan. 21, 1726; d. Mar. 
18, 1793. Resided in Weston, Lincoln and Waltham. 
Children, first four born in Weston, the next four in 
Lincoln, and the remainder in Waltham: 

1. Abigail* Browne, b. June 9, 1746; d. Oct. 7, 1756. 

2. Joseph, b. Feb. 5, 1747-48; d. Apr. 9, 1750. 

3. Samuel, b. Mar. 7, 1749-50; d. Nov. 16, 1756. 

4. Joseph, b. Apr. 29, 1752; d. Mar. 22, 1753. 

5. JosiAH, b. Oct. 9, 1754. 

6. Ephraim, b. Aug. 30, 1756; d. Mar. 3, 1713; m. 
Oct. 1779, Elizabeth, dau. of Jacob Wyman, of 
East Sudbury (Wayland). 

Children : 

1. Samuel^ Browne, b. July 13, 1781. 

2. Betsey, b. Nov. 2, 1783; d. June 24, 1813. 

3. William, b. Feb. 26, 1786; d. 

4. Ephraim, b. Jan. 14, 1788; m. Oct. 9, 1817, 
Abigail Jones. 

5. Abigail, b. July 9, 1790; d. Sept. 5, 1793. 



40 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

6. Abigail, b. Sept. 23, 1793; d. Mar. 19, 1812. 

7. Joseph, b. Mar. 5, 1796. 

8. Cynthia, b. May 17, 1798; d. Apr. 13, 1816. 

9. JosiAH, b. Feb. 5, 1801. 

10. Mary, b. Nov. 16, 1803. 

11. William, b. and d. May 1807. 

7. Abigail, b. Apr. 6, 1759; d. young. 

8. Phebe, b. Dec. 10, 1762. 

9. Abigail, b. June 6, 1764. 

10. Elizabeth, b. May 16, 1766. 

11. Nathan, b. May 31, 1768. 

12. Mehitable, b. Sept. 1769. 

13. Elisha, b. May 1, 1772. 

14. Enoch, b. Feb. 18, 1774; m. Oct. 13, 1803, Jemima 
Miles. 

Children born in Waltham: 

1. Mary' Browne, b. Feb. 28, 1804. 

2. Joseph, b. Dec. 28, 1805. 

9. Deliverance, b. Nov. 11, 1720; m. Mar. 31, 1743, 
Daniel, son of Deacon Nathan and Sarah (Coolidge) 
Fiske of Uxbridge, b. Aug. 19, 1709. 

10. Tabitha, b. August; d. Sept. 1723. 

11. Timothy, b. Dec. 18, 1724; m. (Int.), Nov. 25, 1749, 
Rebecca Farrar, of Concord, Mass. Resided in 
Weston and Lincohi. 

Children : 

1. Timothy^ Brovtne, b. Dec. 12, 1750; d. Sept. 5, 
1796; m. Hannah . 

Children : 

1. Timothy' Brown, b. June 4, 1774; d. Apr. 1, 
1805. 

2. Hannah, b. Nov. 5, 1776; m. July 12, 1798, 
Joseph Miles, of Concord. Ten children: 
1. Joseph; 2. Isaac; 3. Purchase; 4. Timothy; 
5. Martha; 6. Nathan; 7. Hannah Lee; 8. Cyrus; 
9. Darius; 10. Mary Augusta. 

3. Isaac, b. Mar. 20, 1781. 

4. Nathan, b. Mar. 14, 1784. 

5. Cyrus, b. July 2, 1785. 

2. Benjamin, b. Mar. 10, 1753. 

3. Rebecca, b. May 13, 1756. 

4. George, b. May 1758. 

5. Elijah, b. June 22, 1759. 

6. Mary, b. Aug. 17, 1760. 

7. Kezia, b. in 1769. 
iv. Abigail, b. July 13, 1685. 

V. Mehitable, b. Dec. 7, 1687; m. Dec. 8. 1714, John, son of 
Capt. Josiah and Lydia (Treadway) Jones. A carpenter, b. 
Mar. 9, 1686-87. 



THIRD GENERATION 4i 

Children : 

1. JoHN^ Jones, b. Oct. 31, 1716; m. Apr. 7, 1738, Anna, 
dau. of John and Abigail (Fiske) Mixer. Settled in 
Dedham. He was a Colonel and Justice of the Peace. 

2. Eunice, b. Aug. 5, 1718; d. Aug. 1719. 

3. Joseph, b. Sept. 22, 1720; d. Oct. 11, 1722. (Twin). 

4. Benjamin, b. Sept. 22, 1720; m. Jan. 7, 1747-48, Sarah, 
dau. of William and Mary Smith of Weston, b. Aug. 31, 
1726. 

5. Anne, b. Jan. 1, 1722-23; d. July 10, 1748. 

6. Abraham, b. Feb. 13, 1724-25; m. Dec. 26, 1749, 
Mercy, dau. of Richard and Sarah (Knights) Gale, 
b. Nov. 30, 1706. 

Children : 

1. Beulah« Jones, b. Jan. 26, 1752; m. Nov. 18, 1778, 
Isaac Brown, of Hopkinton, Mass. 

2. Esther, b. Oct. 31, 1753; m. June 8, 1787, Isaac 
Gould. 

3. Eunice, b. Aug. 1, 1755. 

4. Mercy, b. Dec. 19, 1756; m. Dec. 9, 1779, Nathan 
Jennison of Natick, Mass. 

5. Katherine, b. May 12, 1760. 

6. Abraham, Jr., b. Feb. 12, 1762; m. Apr. 15, 1787, 
Hepzibah, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Parkhurst) 
Fiske, of Weston, b. June 7, 1765. 

7. Mehitable, b. Feb. 12, 1764; d. Dec. 1772. 

8. Thaddeus, b. Nov. 7, 1765. 

9. Lois, b. Mar. 17, 1768. 

10. Lucy, b. Mar. 23, 1770; d. in 1773. 

11. Lydia, b. Dec. 11, 1771; d. Feb. 1, 1773. 

12. John, b. Mar. 4, 1774. 

7. Ezra, b. Apr. 13, 1727; m. May 25, 1749, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Abigail (Mead) Jennison, of 
Weston, bapt. May 23, 1731. Nathaniel Mead "was 
a very opulent farmer of Barre. " 

8. Abijah, b. July 4, 1729. 

9. Beulah, b. Mar. 24, 1730-31; d. Dec. 15, 1748. 

vi. Samuel, b. Sept. 3, 1690; m. about 1714, Mary, dau. of Capt. 
Nathaniel and Anna (Barnard) Bowman, b. Dec. 22, 1693. 
Her father's will reads, " Capt. Nathaniel Bowman, Gentleman, 
of Cambridge." 
Children : 
1. Benjamin Bowman^ Garfield, b. Mar. 6, 1715-16; 
m. Abigail, dau. of George and Hepzibah (Fiske) 
Herrington. Removed to Westminster, Mass., in 
1740-41; Jan. 1741-42, he bought lot No. 58, of 
Fairbanks Moor, where he made for himself a home. 
He sold his property in Feb. 1744-45, and removed 
from the town. 



411 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children, recorded in Westminster: 

1. Maky^ Garfield, bapt. Jan. 17, 1739. 

2. Benjamin, bapt. Apr. 23, 1740. 

3. Elijah, bapt. July 5, 1741. 

Other children may have been born later, but his 
after residence has not been discovered. 
2. Mary, b, Sept. 22, 1718; m. Aug. 2, 1740, Josiah, son 

of Deacon Josiah and Anne (Jones) Mixer, of Waltham. 

He was a Selectman 1768-69-70. 

Children : 

1. Mary^ Mixer, b. June 5, 1741. 

2. Samuel, b. Aug. 7, 1743; m. Elizabeth Bigelow, 
of Brookfield and settled in New Braintree, Mass., 
where he died. She d. July 2, 1834. Six children. 

3. Josiah, b. Apr. 8, 1745; d. in Lincoln, Dec. 3, 1815, 
aged 70 years; m. Apr. 6, 1774, Eunice, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Martha (White) Livermore, of 
Waltham, b. Oct. 22, 1753; d. Sept. 23, 1840, aged 
87 years. 

Children : 

1. Eunice^ Mixer, bapt. Dec. 3, 1775. 

2. Polly (Mary) (twins), bapt. Dec. 3, 1775. 

3. Josiah, bapt. Oct. 19, 1777; d. Aug. 24, 1825; 
m. (I) Lois Cheever, of Chelsea; (H), Mary 
Stone, of Weston. 

Children: 

1. Mary Ann^ Mixer, b. Apr. 23, 1818; 
d. Sept. 3, 1839; m. in 1839, N. W. C. 
Jameson. 

2. Caroline Esther, b. Nov. 2, 1821; m. 
x\ug. 10, 1844, N. W. C. Jameson. 

4. John, bapt. May 4, 1783. 

5. Lois, bapt. Dec. 31, 1786; d. Aug. 18, 1823; 
m. in Weston, Nov. 23, 1805, Jonathan 
Ha GAR, of Waltham (his first wife), b. Sept. 
10, 1781; d. Aug. 18, 1851, aged 70 years. 
He m. for his second wife, June 5, 1826, 
Mrs. Mary (Stone) Mixer, widow of Josiah, 
his first wife's brother. Five children by 
first wife; three children by second wife. 

6. Nathaniel, bapt. Sept. 4, 1791; d. June 28, 
1850, unm. 

4. Ann, b. July 8, 1747. 

5. Mary, b. Oct. 18, 1749. 

3. Elizabeth, Apr. 6, 1721. 

4. Sarah, b. July 15, 1723. 

5. Lucia, bapt. Oct. 10, 1725. 

6. Samuel, b. Nov. 1727; d. Sept. 16, 1776; m. in Spencer. 
Aug. 9, 1750, Phebe Worster. 



THIRD GENERATION 48 

Children born in Spencer. 

1. Phebe« Garfield, b. Aug. 26, 1751; m. Jan. 14, 
1768, William Watson, of Spencer. 

Children born in Spencer. 

1. Samuel Watson, b. Jan. 8, 1769. 

2. Phebe, b. Aug. 13, 1770. 

3. William, b. Oct. 24, 1772. 

4. Joseph, b. Oct. 4, 1774. 

5. Amos, b. July 11, 1777. 

2. Sarah, b. Apr. 2, 1754; d. Jan. 28, 1756. 

3. Judith, b. Apr. 9, 1757. 

7. Nathaniel, b. July 5, 1730. 

8. Eliakim, b. Oct. 3, 1732. 

9. Anna, bapt. Nov. 9, 1735. 
vii. Mary, b. Oct, 2, 1695. 

7. D0RCAS3 BRIDGE (3. Thomas\ John^), b. Feb. 16, 
1648-9; died Feb. 7, 1683-4. After the decease of her parents, 
she lived with her grandfather John, who was her guardian. 
She married Jan. 3, 1665-6, Captain Daniel, son of Ruling 
Elder Richard and Jane Champney, b. Mar. 9, 1644-5; d. Nov. 
19, 1691. She was his first wife. 

Richard Champney came with his wife, Jane, from Lincolnshire, 
England, in 1634 or 1635; settled in Charlestown. He was made 
a Freeman in 1635. He was a Ruling Elder in the Church gathered 
there, and much esteemed for his piety and his exhibition of the 
Christian virtues. He died Nov. 26, 1669. He descended from 
Sir Henry Champney, who fought under William, the Conqueror, 
at the battle of Hastings. 

His name is honorably mentioned in the "Cambridge Church 
Gathering." They had seven children, the youngest of whom 
was Daniel (see above), who married for his second wife, Mrs. 
Hepzibah (Conlett) Minot, June 9, 1684. She was the daughter 
of the famous old Cambridge schoolmaster, Elijah Conlett, and 
widow of James Minot. Res. Cambridge. One child born to this 
marriage. Hepzibah Champney, June 27, 1687. 

Children born in Cambridge: 

i. Dorcas^ Champney, b. Aug. 22, 1667; m. May 16, 1690, 
Nicholas Bowes (Bow, Bows), as his second wife. 
Children : 

1. Dorcas^ Bowes, b. in 1691; d. July 20, 1694. 

2. Nicholas, b. Jan. 4, 1700; d. young. 

3. William, b. Jan. 28, 1702. 

4. Nicholas (Rev.), b. Nov. 4, 1706; m. Lucy (Lucie) 
Hancock, the young and accomplished daughter of 
Rev. John and Elizabeth (Clark) Hancock, of Lexington, 



44 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

where she was b. Apr. 20, 1713; d. Sept. 21, 1768. She 
m. as her second husband, Nov. 25, 1762, Rev. Samuel 
Cooke, of Arlington, Mass. No children by the second 
marriage. 

Rev. Nicholas Bowes was a graduate of Harvard 
College in 1725; ordained July 15, 1730, the same day 
that the Church was organized, the first Minister of 
Bedford. His father-in-law. Rev. John Hancock, of 
Lexington, Mass., was Moderator of the Council. 
He continued there until Aug. 22, 1754, after a ministry 
of twenty-four years. He then taught school in Bedford, 
and in 1755 was appointed Chaplain in the Northern 
Army at Fort Edward; he d. in Brookfield, Mass., on 
his return journey home. Eight children were born 
to them in Bedford. We have been able to trace the 
record of but three. 
Children born in Bedford: 

1. William Bowes, b. Dec. 3, 1734. 

2. Lucy, b. June 20, 1736. 

3. Nicholas, b. Oct. 20, 1737. 

4. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 23, 1739-40. 

5. Dorcas, b. Aug. 15, 1744. 

6. Thomas, b. June 18, 1747; d. May 21, 1750. 

7. Lydia, b. Dec. 17, 1749. 

8. Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1755. 

William^ Bowes, the eldest, b. Dec. 3, 1734; 
m. Mary Stoddard, in Boston. 

Only one child has been found : 
William^ Bowes, b. Oct. 15, 1771. 

Lucy, the second child, married in Lexington, 
Sept. 21, 1757, Rev. Jonas Clarke, son of Thomas 
and Mary (Bowen) Clarke, b. Dec. 14, 1730; d. 
Nov. 15, 1805, aged 75 years. She d. Apr. 6, 1789. 
He graduated from Harvard College, in 1752; 
ordained in Lexington, Nov. 5, 1755. His life was 
woven into the history of the Town of Lexington. 
Living at a time when the office of a clergyman 
was made peculiarly responsible by the danger 
and difficulties of the Revolution, his pen and his 
tongue were never wanting in support of his 
country's cause. His home was a favorite resort 
for the patriots of the day. Here John Hancock, 
Samuel Adams, and their friends, found a safe 
retreat, where they could, in security, form their 
plans, which were to save their country and gain 
new courage and wisdom from the counsels of their 
host. At the Battle of Lexington, his house was 
thrown open and the wounded and dying were 
placed under the care of his family. 



THIRD GENERATION 45 

Honorable Edward Everett said of him, "Mr. 
Clarke was a man of high mark in his profession, 
a man of practical piety, a learned theologian, a 
most intelligent, resolute and ardent champion of 
popular cause. " He was connected, by his marriage, 
with the family of John Hancock. 

No Bedford men were at the Battle of Lexington 
on the nineteenth of April, 1775; but it fosters, 
says one, a sort of patriotic pride that one of 
Bedford's fair daughters, Lucy (Bowes) Clarke, 
was the entertainer of Samuel Adams and John 
Hancock on that fateful night of Paul Revere's 
ride; for it was at this famous Clarke home where 
Revere shouted his warning cry. 

After the death of Nicholas Bowes (her father), 
Lucy went to live with her maternal grandmother, 
the widow of Rev. John Hancock, where she made 
the acquaintance of her grandfather's successor, 
Rev. Jonas Clarke. They had twelve children, 
born in Lexington. 

1. Thomas^ Clarke, b. Sept. 27, 1759; d. May 29, 
1832, aged 71^ years; m. in 1782, Sarah, dau. 
of Col. William Conant, of Charlestown. 
She d. Apr. 16, 1822. He moved to Boston, 
and in 1822, when Boston became a City, he 
was chosen as Clerk of the Common Council, 
which office he held until his death. They 
had fourteen children. 

2. Jonas, b. Nov. 27, 1760; d. Nov. 8, 1828: 
moved to Kennebunk, Me., in 1786; was 
Collector of the Port there; Judge in the 
Court of Common Pleas, 1798-1811 and 
Judge of Probate for York County, 1818-28: 
m. July 1789, Sarah, dau. of Dr. Edward 
and Mary (Oxnard) Watts of Portland, Me. 
She d. Nov. 5, 1842. Five children. All 
but one married into prominent families. 

3. Mary, b. May 4, 1762; d. July 13, 1805; m. 
Mar. 31, 1790, Rev. Henry Ware, D.D. of 
Hingham, Mass., son of John and Martha 
(Prentiss) Ware, of Sherburn, Mass., his 
first wife. He d. July 12, 1845, aged 81 years. 
He became Hollis Professor of Divinity at 
Harvard College. They had ten children. 
Henry Ware, the eldest son, graduated at 
Harvard in 1812; was ordained over the 
Second Church in Boston (Unitarian) in 1817; 
later became a Professor in Harvard University, 



46 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

and d. Apr. 4, 1849. (See Nicholas' Bowes, 
for other children by second wife.) 

Their second son, John Ware, became a 
physician, and for a long period filled the 
Chair at Harvard University. He was a gradu- 
ate at Harvard in 1813. Two of his sons and a 
son-in-law graduated at Harvard. 

Another son, William, studied theology and 
settled first in New York City; removed 
to Arlington, Mass., and distinguished himself 
as an author. Lucy Clark Ware, their eldest 
daughter, b. June 6, 1791 ; m. Dr. Joseph Allen, 
of Medfield and Northboro. He graduated at 
Harvard in 1811 as did also three of their 
children. 

A daughter, Mary Cotton Ware, was b. 
Dec. 3, 1792; m, Jarius Lincoln, of Hingham; 
graduated at Harvard in 1813. They had seven 
children. 

Another daughter, Harriet Ware, b, Dec. 
25. 1801; d. June 24, 1838; m. Oct. 30. 1826, 
Rev. Edward Brooks Hall of Northamp- 
ton, who graduated at Harvard and became a 
D.D. in 1848. He d. in Providence, R. I., 
Mar. 3, 1866. They had six children, two of 
whom graduated at Harvard College. One of 
these was Edward Henry Hall, b. Apr. 16, 
1831; graduated at Harvard in 1851; at the 
Divinity School, 1855; was settled as Pastor 
in Plymouth, Worcester, and Cambridge. He 
was a descendant of the first Deacon of the 
Cambridge Church and of its early Ruling 
Elder, and was Pastor of the First Parish 
Church, Cambridge, in 1884. 

4. Elizabeth, b. June 2, 1763; d. in Porto Rico, 
April 29, 1844, aged 81 years. Unm. 

5. William, b. June 10, 1764; was Consul to 
Embden in Hanover, Germany; d. in Porto 
Rico, about 1820. 

6. Peter, b. Nov. 25, 1765; d. Dec. 1798, on way 
home from Guadaloupe. Two children. 

7. Lucy, b. Mar. 2, 1767; d. Mar. 9, 1855, aged 
88 years; m. June 7, 1789, Rev. Thaddeus, 
son of Jonathan and Abigail (Fiske) Fiske, 
of Weston, Mass., b. June 22, 1762; d. Nov. 
14, 1855, aged 93 years: Harvard College 1785; 
D.D. 1821 from the Columbia College; ordained 
Pastor of the Church in Menotomy (now 
Arlington), Apr. 23, 1828. 



THIRD GENERATION 47 

Children: 

1. Horatio Hancock' Fiske, b. June 22, 
1790; d. Sept. 13, 1829; a merchant of 
Boston; m. Mar. 29, 1818, Letitia, a dau. 
of Amos and Helen (Weston) Whittemore, 
of Cambridge, b. Mar. 26, 1799. Mr. 
Whittemore was the inventor of the 
celebrated machine for making cards. 
Two daughters, Elmira and Caroline 
Fiske. 

2. Elmira, b. Apr. 22, 1792; d. June 13, 
1854; m. Nov. 19, 1811, Joseph, son of 
Rev, Moses Adams, of Acton, Mass. 
He was a lawyer in Cambridge, and d. 
June 1814. No children. 

8. Lydia, b. May 20, 1768; m. Rev. Benjamin. 
Green, of Berwick, Me. He subsequently 
became a lawyer, Judge of the Court, and 
Marshal of the District. 

9. Martha, b. Oct. 28, 1770; m. Nov. 3, 1791, 
Rev. William Harris, D.D., of Salem, an 
Episcopalian, who later became President of 
Columbia College. 

10. Sarah, b. Nov. 10, 1774; d. in Lexington, 
June 28, 1843; unm. 

11. Isaac B., b. June 29, 1779; d. Aug. 10, 1800. 

12. Henry, the youngest son of this remarkable 
family, b. Nov. 29, 1780, moved to Kennebunk, 
Me., in 1799; was a bank cashier and Justice 
of the Peace. Returned to Boston. He was 
a Notary Public. Resided in Boston. He 
m. May 1812, Susan Grafton, who d. Sept. 
25, 1846. 

Children: 
1. Henry Grafton^ Clarke, b. May 14, 
1814; m. June 12, 1839, Mary G. N. 
Prescott of Portsmouth, N. H., who d. 
Dec. 7, 1860. He graduated at Bowdoin 
College Medical School in 1834; entered 
upon practice in Boston. Member of the 
Massachusetts Medical Society; of the 
Boston Medical Association; City Physi- 
cian of Boston, 1850-60. Representative 
from Boston 1848-49. Eight children. 
One was Susan Grafton Clarke, who was 
b. Jan. 14, 1842; m. Aug. 11, 1863, Rev. 
Edward Lord Clark, of Boston, b. 
Feb. 3, 1838. Graduated Bowdoin Univer- 
sity, 1858. Commissioned Chaplain of 



48 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

the Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment, 
June 26, 1861 in the Civil War. No 
children. 
2. James Bowen, b. Jan. 1816; m. Jan. 11, 
1843, Abby Greeley, dau. of Robert and 
Rebecca (French) Reed, of Nashua, N. H. 
Graduated at Dartmouth 1839. A clergy- 
man. Settled at Swampscott several 
years and was then principal of a classical 
and military school. Was commissioned 
Chaplain of the Twenty-third Massa- 
chusetts Regiment, Sept. 18, 1861. Seven 
children. 

Nicholas, the third child, had one child 
at least, Elizabeth, b. in Boston, May 27, 
1776; d. Aug. 30, 1850, aged H years. 
She was the third wife of Rev. Henry 
Ware, D.D.; m. Sept. 18, 1807, by whom 
she had nine children. Doctor Ware's 
first wife was her cousin, Mary Clarke, 
and they had ten children. Their oldest 
son, Charles Elliot Ware, was graduated 
at Harvard College, 1834; was an M.D., 
in 1837; b. in Cambridge, May 7, 1814; 
d. in Winchendon, Mass., Sept. 27, 1898, 
aged 84- years. A memorial to his life 
work, "Glass Flowers," being most 
remarkable models of flowering plants, 
both attractive to the masses and invalu- 
able to students of botany, which 
adorns the Agassiz Museum of Harvard 
University, were donated by the widow 
and daughter of Dr. Charles Elliot Ware. 
Altogether, Rev. Henry Ware, D.D., was 
the father of nineteen children, all being 
descended from Nicholas and Lucy 
(Hancock) Bowes, granddaughter of 
Dorcas Bridge, who was the only grand- 
daughter of John Bridge, the Puritan of 
1632. 
5. DoBCAs^, b. May 29, 1709; m. Jan. 29, 1729, Samuel, 
son of William and Elizabeth (Adams) Parkman, of 
Boston. His father was a brother of Rev. Ebenezer 
Parkman, first minister in Westboro, Mass. He was 
the father of Samuel, the celebrated merchant of 
Boston, whose store was in Merchants' Row. Rev. 
Francis Parkman, D.D., the famous theologian, was 
son of Rev. Ebenezer, and his son Francis, was the 
historian of the "Oregon Trail." 



THIRD GENERATION 49 

Children: 

1. Dorcas* Parkman, b. Nov. 13, 1730. 

2. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 30, 1732. 

3. Samuel, b. Dec. 23, 1733. 

4. William Bowes, b. July 25, 1735. 

5. Abigail, b. Apr. 6, 1743. 

ii. Daniel, b. Dec. 14, 1669; m. Apr. 2, 1695, Bethia, dau. of 
Solomon, Jr. and Mary (Danforth) Phipps, of Charlestown, 
who was b. July 3, 1671. 

Children born in Cambridge. 

1. Thomas^ Champney, bapt. Mar. 7, 1696-97; d. prior to 
1709. 

2. Dorcas, bapt. Apr. 18, 1699; d. Mar. 26, 1705. 

3. Daniel, b. July 21, 1700; m. (I), Sept. 4, 1723, 
Tabitha, dau. of Nathaniel and Prudence (Russell) 
Hancock, of Lexington; bapt. Apr. 23, 1699; (II), Sept. 
22, 1746, Hannah Emmons. Their children baptized 
in Cambridge as follows: 

1. Daniel* Champney, bapt. Apr. 19, 1724. 

2. Dorcas, bapt. Aug. 22, 1725; d. young. 

3. Mary, bapt. Apr. 21, 1728. 

4. Dorcas, bapt. Aug. 20, 1732. 

5. Nathaniel, bapt. Dec. 1, 1734. 

6. Tabitha, bapt. June 5, 1737; m. (Int.), Sept. 1 2, 
1774, Samuel Hancock, of Wells, Me. 

7. Ebenezer, bapt. Apr. 29, 1739. 

8. Thomas (by second wife), b. May 24, 1747. 

4. Solomon, b. Mar. 17, 1701-2; d. in 1760; m. (I), in 
Cambridge, Elizabeth Cunningham, May 8, 1723; 
(II), Mrs. Abigail (Crackbone) MacSparrow, 
(Int.), Apr. 12, 1738, b. about 1710; d. Jan. 18, 1785, 
aged 75 years. He was bred a mechanic, became a 
soldier and was stationed at Castle William, Boston 
Harbor, where he died. 

Children: 

1. Elizabeth* Champney, b. Nov. 4, 1723. 

2. Solomon, b. Jan. 7, 1724-25; d. Apr. 5, 1763, being 
killed instantly, having fallen from his loaded 
ox -wagon, the wheel passing over his neck; m. 
Oct. 13, 1756, Rebecca Brown, of Concord; she 
m. (II), Jan. 2, 1766, James Holton, of Cambridge, 
who d. Apr. 16, 1789. She d. Oct. 27, 1805, aged 71 
years. 

Children born in Cambridge: 
1. Nathaniel^ Champney, b. Dec. 28, 1756; m. 
Feb. 2, 1792, Susannah, dau. of Thomas and 
Elizabeth (Harrington) Park, of Cambridge, 
b. Oct. 10, 1760; d. Feb. 10, 1855, in her 
95th year. From the day of their marriage 



50 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

she resided in the same house in which she 
died, a period of sixty-three years. It is said 
of her, — "she was a faithful and affectionate 
wife and mother, daughter and sister; the 
kind neighbor, the steadfast friend : the humble 
consistent Christian believer, whose society 
was welcomed by young and old." 

On the death of his father, Apr. 1763, 
Nathaniel went to live in the family of John 
and Mercy Stratton, by whom he was brought 
up and from whom he inherited the estate on 
which he lived and died, Nov. 12, 1826, aged 
70 years. Captain Champney was a Selectman 
and a Representative and filled and adorned 
many of the civil offices of the town. His public 
spirit and strict integrity in the various trusts 
which he sustained, were well represented 
in the papers of the day. 
Children born in Cambridge: 

1. John Stkatton* Chajvipnet, b. Nov. 4, 
1792; d. Aug. 6, 1847; studied medicine; 
M.D. at Brown University in 1821; held a 
commission as Surgeon of a Regiment; 
was a physician in East Bridgewater, 
where he resided, and South Abington, 
where he d. from injuries received in an 
accident on his farm; m. (I), in South 
Abington, Aug. 21, 1823, Sally, dau. of 
Col. Aaron Hobart, who d. in East 
Bridgewater, May 2, 1826; (II), June 14, 
1827, her sister, Abigail Adams Hobakt; 
d. Jan. 15, 1844. 

Children, first, born in East Bridgewater, 
the others in South Abington, 

1. John Stratton' Champney, b. July 

14, 1824; d. Dec. 25, 1833, by drown- 
ing, near his home. 

2. Sarah Hobart, b. Dec. 22, 1828. 

3. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 6, 1830; d. Sept. 

15, 1846. 

4. Aaron Hobart, b. Mar. 20, 1832; 
d. Oct. 23, 1846. 

5. Abigail Adams, b. Mar. 29, 1834. 

2. Lucy, b. Jan. 20, 1796; d. Jan. 12, 1844; 
m. Mar. 20, 1827, Jonathan Loring, son 
of Jonathan and Deborah (Porter) Reed, 
of East Bridgewater, b. Mar. 6, 1791. She 
was his second wife. 



THIRD GENERATION 51 

Children: 

1. Susanna Champney* Reed, b. Dec. 
30, 1827. 

2. Lucy Loring, b. Aug. 5, 1830; m. 
May 3, 1855, Joshua Vining, son of 
Chandler Robbins and Sally (Vining) 
Gurney, of North Bridgewater, where 
he was b. Aug. 3, 1830. 

3. William Richards, b. Mar. 18, 1798; 
m. June 12, 1831, Sarah Maria, dau. of 
Jesse and Mary Earl (Sargeant) Shattuck. 
b. in Castleton, Vt., Nov. 5, 1808. 
Children: 

1. Edward Perkins* Champney, b. 
Sept. 15, 1832. 

2. Charles Holton, b. Aug. 16, 1834. 

3. Benjamin Holton, b. Feb. 4, 1840. 
2. IsAAC^ b. June 13, 1760; d. Sept. 22, 1822; m. 

(I), May 8, 1792, Jemima, dau. of Ephraim 

and Martha Hammond, of Newton; (II), May 

17, 1795, Betsey, dau. of Thomas and Mary 

(Winthrop), b. in Roxbury, Feb. 23, 1772; d. 

Feb. 10, 1848, aged 76 years. Children: 

1. Betsey^ Champney, b. Feb. 7, 1796; m. 

Jan. 1, 1815, Thaddeus, son of Thaddeus 

and Abigail (Rice) Baldwin, b. in Gerry, 

Mass., now Phillipston, May 28, 1788; 

d. Mar. 6, 1834. Resided in Nashua, N. H. 

Children born in Cambridge: 

1. Eliza' Baldwin, b. Nov. 22, 1815; 
d. Nov. 24, 1815. 

2. George Loammi, b. Mar. 29, 1817; 
d. May 16, 1840. 

3. Sarah Ann, b. Dec. 29, 1819; m. 
Oct. 13, 1840, John Field, of 
Peterboro, N. H. She was his second 
wife. Lived in West Cambridge, now 
Arlington, Mass. Children: 

1. Sarah Ann Baldwin^" Field, 
b. May 9, 1846. 

2. William Evarts, b. May 29, 
1848. 

3. Arthur Dwight, b. Dec. 20, 
1850. 

4. George Addison, b. Nov. 10, 
1854. 

4. Elizabeth Shed, b. Aug. 12, 1822; 
.^ .4 m. Oct. 13, 1840, Jeremiah B., son 

MAY 9 1^^' oflsaac and Zerviah (Bowen) Mason, 

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52 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

b. in Thompson, Conn., June 2, 1811. 
Removed to Nashua, N. H., in 1851. 
Children, first three born in West 
Cambridge (Arlington). 

1. George Henbyi" Mason, b. 
Aug. 11, 1841. 

2. Thaddeus Bowen, b. June 21, 
1843. 

3. William Waldo, b. July 30, 
1846. 

4. Sarah Ann Elizabeth, b. in 
Nashua, N. H., Dec. 27, 1852. 

5. Abigail Rice, b. Sept. 16, 1824; d. 
Feb. 20, 1833. 

6. John Murdock, b. Jan. 4, 1828; d. 
Dec. 5, 1832. 

7. Thaddeus Augustus, b. Jan. 16, 
1830; m. in Grant Falls, N. H., 
Harriet Newell Edwards. 
ChUd: 

George Edwards" Baldwin, 
b. Dec. 7, 1854. 

2. Harriet, b. Dec. 1, 1797; d. Sept. 28, 
1798. 

3. Harriet, b. July 20, 1799; d. Apr. 29, 
1855; m. Oct. 13, 1840, Nathan, son of 
Jonathan and Sarah (Childs) Stratton 
(his second wife), b. in Templeton, Dec. 
12, 1783. They removed to Nashua, 
N. H. 

ChUd: 

Abilene Eliza* Stratton, b. Jan. 
30, 1843. 

4. Thomas Shed, b. Oct. 24, 1802; d. Sept. 
22, 1849. 

5. George, b. Apr. 26, 1807. 

6. Charles, b. wSept. 8, 1809; m. Feb. 11, 
1837, Olive D., dau. of John and E. 
Clement, of Sherborn, b. Apr. 17, 1815. 
Children : 

1. Charles Austin' Champney, b. 
Apr. 4, 1838. 

2. Benjamin Holton, b. Mar. 26, 
1840; d. Feb. 6, 1842. 

3. George William, b. Jan. 20, 1842. 

4. Elizabeth Shed, b. Dec. 19, 1843. 

5. John Clement, b. July 10, 1849. 

6. Clarence Melville, b. Apr. 21, 
1851. 



THIRD GENERATION o3 

3. Richard', b. 172 — . 

4. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 27, 1730. 

5. Nathan, b. Sept. 27, 1733; m. June 24, 1760, 
Elizabeth Osborn, of Charlestown. 

6. John, b. Sept. 25, 1735; d. in 1820, aged 85 years. 

7. Silence^ (by his second wife), b. Mar. 22, 1739-40; 
d. Mar. 29, 1747. 

8. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 3, 1744; d. in New Ipswich, 
N. H., Sept. 10, 1810; m. (I), in Groton, Abigail, 
dau. of Rev. Caleb Trowbridge; d. in 1775; (II), 
Nov. 1778, Abigail Parker; d. in 1790; (III), 
Mar. 1796, Susan Wyman, who d. in September 
of the same year. He studied for the ministry and 
preached about two years. Harvard University 
1762. Afterwards read law and practiced in 
New Ipswich; then a few years in Groton, and 
returned to New Ipswich, where he was engaged 
in his profession, and as Judge of Probate of 
Hillsboro County till his death. 

Children: 
1, Benjamin' Champney, b. in Groton, Aug. 20, 
1764; d. May 12, 1827, in New Ipswich; m. 
(I), in 1791, Mercy Parker, b. July 3, 1765; 
d. Apr. 4, 1795; (II), Rebecca Brooks, in 
New Ipswich, Oct. 1809. She was b. about 
1782; d. Aug. 15, 1849. He was a lawyer 
in Groton, also with his father in New Ipswich. 
He served his town for many years as one of 
the Selectmen. Was Postmaster for twenty 
years, and for a number of years President 
of the Hillsboro Bar. Children: 

1. Sarah* Champney, b. July 22, 1792; 
d. July 15, 1864, aged 77 years; unm. 

2. Maria, b. July 23, 1793; d. Nov. 1, 1796. 

3. Benjamin, b. Mar. 12, 1795; d. Nov. 13, 
1813, while in Dartmouth College. 

4. Edward Walter, b. Aug. 18, 1810; d. 
May 1, 1886, aged 76 years; m. (I), Oct. 
8, 1845, Catharine L. Floyd, b. in 1840; 
d. Oct. 6, 1865; (II), Apr. 8, 1868, Esther 
Agnes Frost, b. Feb. 7, 1837. He was a 
successful wholesale dealer in dry goods, 
associated with his brother George M. in 
Boston for many years. Res. Woburn. 
Children : 

1. Walter Frost' Champney, b. Jan. 
29, 1869. 

2. George K, b. Oct. 17, 1872; d. July 
8, 1877. 



54 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

5. George Mather, b. Mar. 6, 1812; d. 
Jan. 4, 1882, aged 70 years; m. Jan. 13, 
1836, Lucy Ann, dau. of Eleazer and 
Hannah Morgan Brown of New Ipswich, 
b. Jan. 8, 1813; d. Oct. 22, 1909, aged 96 
years. For many years he was a partner 
of his brother Edward W., and in later 
years devoted his attention to literary 
pursuits, being also librarian of the Winn 
Library in Woburn, where he made his 
home. 

Children : 

1. Georgianna' Champney, b. Sept. 29, 
1837; d. Aug. 1838. 

2. GeorgeEdward, b. Feb. 12, 1839;d. 
Apr. 20, 1842. 

3. Edwin Graves, b. Aug. 24, 1842; m. 
July 21, 1880, Martha Ann (Wilson) 
Capron. 

Children : 

1. Margareti° Champney, b. Aug. 
1882. 

2. George, b. Oct. 1884. 

4. Ellen Frances, b. Mar. 2, 1844; m. 
Feb. 24, 1883, Edmund D. Hayden. 
He d. Nov. 15, 1908. 

5. Anna Louisa, b. Mar. 8, 1846; m. 
Dec. 22, 1870, Henry Y. Remick. 
One daughter, Alice Brooksinger 
Remick, h. July 27, 1898. 

6. Maria Louisa, b. Nov. 14, 1813; m. 
Oct. 24, 1837, F. Kimball Cragin, his 
second wife. Resided in Woburn, Mass. 

7. Ellen Eliza, b. Oct. 17, 1815; d. June 5, 
1888, aged 73 years; m. Dec. 31, 1840, 
Dr. John Clough, of New Ipswich. 
Removed about 1840 to Woburn. Child: 

Sarah Maria^ Clough; m. Robert 
J. W. Phinney. 

8. Benjamin Crackbone, b. Nov. 19, 1817; 
d. Dec. 11, 1907, aged 90 years; m. (I), in 
Woburn, July 1853, IVL^jiia Caroline 
Brooks, b. in New Albany, Ind., July 17, 
1829; d. Oct. 24, 1876;"^ (II), June 26, 
1879, Margaret Stevenson, b. Feb. 26, 
1841; d. Nov. 17, 1895. He was a gifted 
artist, whose representations of mountain 
scenery were so much admired. Resided 
in Boston. 



THIRD GENERATION 55 

Children: 

1. Benjamin Kensett' Champney, b. in 
North Conway, N. H., Dec. 15, 1854. 

2. Grace, b. July 1856; d. Dec. 1863. 

3. Edith, b. Dec. 1859; d. 1863. 

4. Alice C, b. Dec. 14, 1869; m. Feb. 5, 
1896, Arthur C. Wyer, b. July 19, 
1871. 

Child: 

Alice Brooks'" Wyer, b. July 
27, 1898. 
9. Mary Jane, b. Nov. 22, 1819; d. Mar. 2. 

1837. 
10. Henry Trowbridge, b. Sept. 19, 1825; d. 
Nov. 17, 1913, aged 88 years; m. (I), 
Lydia S. Parshley, Nov. 1849. They 
had three sons, Edward W.; George M., 
and Henry T., who were merchants in 
Boston and lived in Woburn. She d. 
Feb. 21, 1896; (II), Amelia K., dau. 
of Vernon and Helen (Smith) Hanson 
of St. John, N. B. He was a successful 
merchant in New York City until failing 
health necessitated his retirement. Resided 
in West Medford. 
2. Francis, b. in Groton, Jan. 27, 1766; d. Feb. 
1837, aged 71 years; m. in 1786, Abigail 
Trowbridge, b. in Groton, in 1765; d. Oct. 
1846, aged 81 years. 
Children: 

1. Francis* Champney, b. in 1788; d. in 
1791. 

2. Samuel, b. in 1789; d. in 1793. 

3. Fanny, b. in 1793. 

4. Francis, b. in 1794. 

5. Abigail, b. in 1796. 

6. Samuel T., b. in Groton, Apr. 10, 1798; 
d. Jan. 8, 1848; m. in New York, Aug. 19, 
1827, Mary Turpin Tayler, of Phila- 
delphia. Resided in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Children : 

1. Samuel Trowbridge^ Champney, 
b. Jan. 5, 1829. A physician. 

2. Mary Turpin, b. Feb. 22, 1831; d. 
Nov. 28, 1851. 

3. Francis Treadwell, b. Apr. 8, 1833. 

4. Llerena, b. Nov. 4, 1834; m. in 
Brooklyn, Oct. 10, 1855, Dr. B. R. 
Masters, of Bermuda. 



56 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

5. Harriett Foster, b. Sept. 4, 1836; 
d. Mar. 31. 1837. 

6. Harriett Foster, b. Jan. 5, 1838; 
d. Aug. 29, 1838. 

7. Addison Weld, b. May 24, 1839. 
9. John Morison, b. Sept. 17, 1841. 
9. Ella, b. Aug. 18, 1843. 

10. Josephine M., b. Jan. 5, 1846. 
7. Ferdinand, b. in 1800. 

3. Abigail, b. May 4, 1767; d. in 1805; m. 
Thomas Gardner, of Groton, in 1790. 
Their seven children were: 

1. Thomas Champney* Gardner. 

2. Abigail, b. in 1792. 

3. Eliza, b. in 1794. 

4. John, b. in 1796. 

5. Walter. 

6. George. 

7. Mary. 

4. Hannah, b. Sept. 23, 1768; d. Jan. 2, 1836; 
m. James Prescott, Jr., of Groton, Feb. 2, 
1792. He was b. Apr. 19, 1766; d. Oct. 14. 
1829. He was the son of Hon. James and 
Sarah (Lawrence) Prescott, a nephew of 
Col. William Prescott, the hero of Bunker 
Hill, at whose side stood Col. Ebenezer Bridge, 
of Chelmsford, in that heroic defense. It was 
this Colonel Prescott, of whom it was said 
by his kinsman, a Tory, when General Gage 
asked if he would fight, "Yes," was the 
response, "till all Hell freezes over." Gage 
simply remarked, "the hill must be taken." 
Colonel Prescott was the father of William 
Hickling Prescott, the celebrated historian. 
James graduated at Harvard College in 1788, 
read law and practiced in Westford, Mass., 
for ten years, when he returned to his 
native town of Groton. Soon after the death 
of his uncle, Hon. Oliver Prescott, M.D., 
he was appointed to his place as Judge of 
Probate and Chief Justice of the Court of 
Common Pleas for the County of Middlesex. 
He was reported "as a good classical scholar, 
a learned lawver, and a faithful and eflBcient 
Judge. " 

Children, first five born in Westford, the 
remainder in Groton: 
1. Susanna* Prescott, b. May 3, 1793; d. 
Aug. 14, 1795. 



XmRD GENERATION 57 

2. Hannah, b. May 1, 1795; d. Mar. 18, 1801. 

3. Susanna, b. Dec. 31, 1796; m. Apr. 1829, 
John Wright, b. Nov. 4, 1797. Graduated 
Harvard University 1824; was superin- 
tendent of the Suffolk Mills in Lowell, 
Mass. for thirty years. Four children. 

4. LucRETiA, b. Sept. 24, 1798; m. James 
McWiLLiAMS, of Griggsville, 111. Resided 
in Alton, 111. No children. 

5. Lucy, b. Oct. 24, 1800; m. Apr. 24, 1828, 
Joseph Reynolds, M.D., b. in Wilming- 
ton, Mass., Aug. 2, 1800. Graduated M.D. 
at Harvard University 1827; practiced in 
Concord, N. H. and Gloucester, Mass., 
when he removed to Concord, Mass. 
He was commissioned Assistant Surgeon 
of the 49th Regiment, Massachusetts 
Volunteers in May 1863. It is said of 
him that he "was in the Army but one 
year, but he endured more hardships, 
and was subject to more responsibilities 
than some who had served a much longer 
period. He performed his duties with 
credit and honor to himself and to the 
satisfaction of all concerned." Four 
children. 

6. James, b. Apr. 2, 1803; d. Sept. 12, 1805. 

7. Benjamin James, b. Dec. 12, 1804; 
graduated Harvard University; studied 
law; went to Florida and supposed to have 
died there in 1838. 

8. Mary Oliver, b. Jan. 18, 1806; d. Apr. 
30, 1830. 

9. William Oliver, b. Oct. 27, 1808; d. 
Feb. 23, 1827, while a student at Harvard 
University. 

10. Hannah Maria, b. Jan. 18, 1811; m. 
Apr. 13, 1843, Charles A. Hamilton, 
of Worcester. He was secretary and 
treasurer of the Worcester County 
Institution for Savings. Two children. 

5. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1770; d. Aug. 27, 1775. 

6. Sarah, b. Dec. 25, 1771 ; d. Aug. 20, 1775. 

7. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 5, 1774; d. Aug. 29, 1775. 

8. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 6, 1779; d. June 19, 
1869; aged 90 years; m. Jan. 21, 1798, John 
Preston, M.D. 

9. Ebenezer, b. July 19, 1781; d. Nov. 16, 1829; 
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58 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Maria (Nichols) Goodridge, of Fitchburg, 
b. Aug. 29, 1782; d. June 24, 1840; and she m. 

(II), Isaac , of Leominster, Mass. 

Ebenezer was a farmer. Eight of his grand- 
children, bearing the family name, served in 
the Civil War. 
Children : 

1. Ebenezer Nichols* Champney, b. May 
8, 1804: d. July 21, 1807. 

2. Jonas Cutler, b. Jan. 29, 1806; m. in 
1828, Eveline B. Allen, of Boston. He 
moved to Dover, N. H., where he learned 
the machinist trade; removed to South 
Adams, Mass. 

Children : 

1. Eveline B.« Champney, b. Feb. 8, 
1829; m. June 25, 1848, B. T. 
Sanders of Pittsfield, Mass. Eight 
children. 

2. Jonas A., b. Nov. 24, 1831; m. 
Jan. 1851, Koralia E. Haskel 
of Montague, Mass. He served 
in the Civil War, was Captain in 
the 21st Massachusetts Regiment, 
serving through its entire campaign, 
retiring with the rank of Major. He 
was in nearly every battle between 
Richmond and Petersburg and was 
once wounded. He represented his 
town of Adams in the State Legisla- 
ture, after his return home. 
Children: 

1. Jane E.'" Champney, b. in Lee, 
Mass., Nov. 22, 1860. 

2. Jonas A., b. in South Adams, 
Oct. 8, 1862. 

3. Jane E., b. Nov. 24, 1831, twin to 
brother Jonas A.; m. May 18, 1854, 
David Leach, of Manchester, Eng- 
land. One son. 

4. Fred William, b. Aug. 25, 1833, in 
Hancock, Mass.; m. Nov. 3, 1859, 
Almira J. Hayle, of Talbotton, Ga. 
He was in Georgia in 1860 and voted 
the Bell and Everett ticket. At the 
beginning of the War, he was forced 
to leave the State and narrowly 
escaped with his life. He engaged in 
gunboat service as a chief engineer 



THIRD GENERATION 59 

and had part in the capture of New 
Orleans by General Butler. Later 
he served as a Lieutenant. 
Children : 

1. Harriet B." Champney, b. in 
Columbus, Ga., Nov. 17, 1860. 

2. Mary L. A., b. in South Adams, 
Mass., Aug. 30, 1865. 

5. Eliza M., b. June 1, 1835; m. Nov. 
24, 1858, Chad Field of Chester, 
Mass. Three daughters. 

6. Orcella H., b. Aug. 9, 1837; m. 
George W. Dodge, of Pittsfield, 
Mass. One daughter. 

7. Lewis C, b. Dec. 2, 1839; d. June 20, 
1864, in City Point, Va.; m. Oct. 2, 
1862, Katea Lyons of Constable, 
N. Y. He served in the Civil War 
as a Corporal in the 12th Massachu- 
setts Regiment and after passing 
safely through eight battles and 
numerous skirmishes was fatally 
wounded at Petersburg, Va. 
Child: Lewis H." Champney, b. in 
South Adams, July 20, 1863; d. Sept. 
30, 1863. 

8. Sarah A., b. Feb. 22, 1843; m. 
July 9, 1864, George W. Dodge, 
of Pittsfield. One daughter. 

9. Augustus, b. about 1847; d. about 
Aug. 5, 1864. He served in the Civil 
War, was wounded at Spottsylvania 
and had not recovered when, in a 
succeeding engagement, he was 
wounded and taken prisoner. He died 
in a hospital in Petersburg, Va. 

10. Augusta, b. about 1847; d. young. 

11. Armenia. 

3. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 8, 1808; m. June 17, 
1829, Sarah Nickles, b. in Billerica, 
Mass., Mar. 10, 1811. He was a machinist 
and for about twenty years lived in 
Lowell, Mass. Removed to Carlisle, 
Mass., in 1840 and became a farmer. He 
served as Selectman and in other oflScial 
positions. 
Children : 
1. Sarah Elizabeth^ Champney, b. 
Aug. 21, 1831; m. Apr. 23, 1853, 



60 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Timothy Adams, of Carlisle. Four 
children, 

2. Mary M. G., b. Apr. 19, 1833; m. 
Dec. 9, 1853, A. G. Munroe, of 
Marlow, N. Y. Three children. 

3. Ebenezer Nichols, b. May 3, 1834; 
d. May 23, 1835. 

4. John Holland, b. Nov. 8, 1836, 
in Lowell; m. in 1857, Elizabeth R. 
Heald, of Carlisle. He enlisted in 
the Andrew Sharpshooters and served 
for two years in the Civil War, 
having parts in the battles at South 
Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg 
and Gettysburg. He was honorably 
discharged on account of disease. 
Children: 

1. Adriana Elizabeth!" Champney 
b. Feb. 11, 1858. 

2. Anna Belle, b. Sept. 17, 1860. 

5. Clarissa E., b. Feb. 18, 1838; m. 
Feb. 7, 1859, Marshall M. Mason, 
of Concord, Mass. One son. 

6. George Henry, b. July 5, 1841; d. 
May 16, 1842. 

7. Charles Frederick, b. June 2, 
1844; d. Mar. 16,1848. 

8. Frances Ellen, b. June 11, 1846; d. 
Sept. 14, 1846. 

9. Lewis Edwin, b. Nov. 15, 1849. 

4. Fred William, b. Oct. 18, 1809; d. Apr. 
16, 1810. 

5. Julius Beresford, b. Feb. 12, 1811; m. 
(I), Sept. 10, 1833, Sarah P. Bradford, 
b. in Duxbury, Mass., June 13, 1813; 
d. Jan. 16, 1850; (II), Content Almy. 
He was a machinist, spent most of his 
life in railroad service. Master mechanic 
on the Fall River and Boston Railroad 
until 1855, afterward on the Connecticut 
and Rhode Island Railroads. He was 
elected an Alderman in Fall River. 
Children: 

1. Julius Jackson^ Champney, b. June 
30, 1836; d. July 11, 1836. 

2. Oscar Bradford, b. May 30, 1837, 
in Black Rock, N. Y.; m. Aug. 23, 
1863, Julia Cushman, of Duxbury. 
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soldiers in the Civil War and served 
for two years in the 20th Illinois 
Regiment, his service being termi- 
nated by a severe wound received at 
Pittsburgh Landing, necessitating his 
discharge. 
Child: 

Sarah Cushman" Champney, b. 

Mar. 4, 1865. 

3. Helen Marion, b. Dec. 30, 1838; 
twin; d. July 15, 1839. 

4. Edgar Lewis, b. Dec. 30, 1838; twin; 
d. Nov. 19, 1864, unm. 

5. Ruth Anna, b. Sept. 23, 1852; d. 
Mar. 30, 1864. 

6. Julius Beresford, b. Feb. 2, 1855; 
d. Nov. 4, 1861. 

7. Abby Parker, b. Feb. 7, 1857; d. 
Feb. 16, 1864. 

8. Mary A. Livermore, b. Apr. 3, 1859. 

9. Lizzie Preston, b. Oct. 26, 1862; d. 
Aug. 31, 1863. 

10. Frank Preston, b. Dec. 29, 1864. 
6. Samuel Parker, b. Oct. 24, 1814; d. 
Sept, 22, 1866; m. Oct. 10, 1837, Susan, 
dau. of Oliver Adams of Worcester, b. 
July 28, 1814. He was in the watch 
and jewelry business in Grafton, Worcester 
and Somerville, Mass. 
Children : 

1. Preston Adams' Champney, b. Feb, 
23. 1841; d. Aug. 11, 1864. He 
served in the Civil War for a short 
term in the Rifle Battalion, re-enlisting 
in the 25th Massachusetts Regiment 
in which he served as Sergeant. 
He was taken prisoner and confined 
at Belle Isle, Americus, and Anderson- 
ville, in which last prison he perished 
of starvation, 

2, Samuel Goodrich, b, Jan 8, 1843; 
d. Oct. 19, 1864. He also was a 
soldier in the 25th Massachusetts 
Regiment. Served his full term, but 
contracted yellow fever and d. in 
quarantine before reaching his home. 

3. Susan Mehitable, b, Dec. 16, 1846; 
m. M, Goodrich, of Fitchburg, Mass, 

4, Eben Fremont, b. Sept, 7, 1850. 



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JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

7. Mary, b. Jan. 7, 1816; d. Mar. 10, 1816. 

8. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 9, 1817; m. Dec. 15, 
1843, Daniel Coburn, of Lowell, who 
was b. in Dracut, Mass., Sept. 14, 1819. 
Res. Lowell. Five children. 

9. Lewis Clark, b. May 19, 1819; m. Apr. 
18, 1846, Mary E. Ball, b. in Holden, 
Mass., Apr. 15, 1824. He learned the 
watchmaking and jewelry business with 
his brother Samuel, following that occupa- 
tion in Troy, N. Y., removing to Boston 
about 1860, entering upon the manu- 
facturing of daguerreotypes. 
Children: 

1. Mary Adella^ Champney, b. Mar, 
9, 1847. 

2. Elizabeth Ella, b. July 4, 1849. 

3. Julius W., b. Jan. 4, 1851; d. Jan. 
5, 1855. 

4. Emma, b. Feb. 27, 1853. 

5. Frances J., b. Jan. 8, 1856. 

6. Richard L., b. June 19, 1859. 

7. Harvey Young, b. Apr. 20, 1860; 
d. June 20, 1860. 

10. Jonas Cutler, b. Apr. 17, 1783; d. Feb. 
7, 1824; m. Phebe, dau. of Samuel and 
Sarah (Bullard) Parker, of Stoddard, 
N. H. She was b. about 1782; d. Nov. 20, 
1848. He was a farmer. 
Children: 

1. Horatio Nelson* Champney, b. 
1809; d. May 10, 1849, unm. 

2. Abby Parker, b. Aug. 29, 1813; 
d. Oct. 14, 1894, aged 81 years; m. 
Oct. 7, 1838, Charles Cotesworth, 
son of Caleb and Mary (Hartwell) 
Bellows, of Walpole, N. H. He was 
in the mercantile business in 
Dubuque, Iowa; Toledo, Ohio, and 
Buffalo, N. Y. He was engaged in 
the work of the Sanitary Commission 
during the CivU War. 

Children : 

1. Mary NarcissaI" Bellows, b. 
Feb. 1, 1841; d. July 15, 1842. 

2. Richard Mott, b. July 6, 1843; 
drowned July 18, 1857. 

3. Mary Abby, b. Mar. 10, 1845; 
d. July 27, 1914; m. Nov. 23, 



THIRD GENEILVTION 63 

1867, Dr. Francis Newton, son 
of Ruel and Emily (Barnard). 
Gibson, b. in Londonderry, Vt., 
Oct. 18, 1839; d. July 11, 1905. 
He graduated from Dartmouth 
Medical School; enlisted Aug. C, 
1862, with 9th New Hampshire 
Regiment in Civil War as 
Assistant Surgeon. Was pro- 
moted to be Brigade Surgeon; 
mustered out June 12, 1865. 
He was conspicuous for his 
bravery in caring for the wounded 
on the battlefield. For more than 
twenty years he practiced his 
profession in New Ipswich, where 
he won a large practice, always 
generous to the poor. In Sept. 
1887, he removed to Lincoln, 
Neb. Children: 1. Charles 
Bellows^^ Gibson, b. Jan. 22, 
1875; d. Jan. 28, 1875. 2. Charles 
Osgood, b. Oct. 13, 1876; d. Jan. 
21, 1878. 3. Ellen Champney, 
b. July 21, 1877; d, Nov. 17, 
1897. Graduated from University 
of Michigan in 1893, and later 
taught in Lincoln, Neb. 

5. NoAH«, b. Sept. 14, 1704; d. Feb. 5, 1750; m. Oct. 26, 
1725, Martha Hubbard. She long survived him, and 
was a distinguished school teacher. 

Children born in Cambridge: 

1. Johns Champney, b. Oct. 12, 1729; d. young. 

2. Noah, bapt. Jan. 14, 1731-32; d. young. 

6. Downing, bapt. Mar. 10, 1705-6; m. Abigail; d. Sept. 
24, 1775. 

Children born in Cambridge: 

1. Downing^ Champney, Jr., bapt. Apr. 3, 1737; d. 
Oct. 11, 1775; m. Hannah Reed, July 4, 1765. 
Children born in Cambridge. 

1. Mary' Champney, bapt. June 15, 1765. 

2. Mary, b. Dec. 10, 1767. 

2. Bethia, bapt. Jan. 1, 1738-39. 

3. Joseph, bapt. July 17, 1748. 

7. Richard, bapt. Nov. 23, 1707; d. in Farmingham, 
Mass., in 1767, m. Mar. 7, 1736, in Boston, Catharine 
Lawrence. Nine children. 

8. Thomas, b. Oct. 14, 1709. 
iii. Thomas, b. Sept. 12, 1673. 



64 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

iv. Noah, b. Sept. 27, 1677. 

V. Downing, b. June 1, 1680; d. June 27, 1705. 

vi. Abigail, b. Apr. 26, 1683. 

vii. Hepzibah, b. June 29, 1687. 



MATTHEW LINE 

FOURTH GENERATION 

8. CAPTAIN MATTHEW^ BRIDGE (5. Matthew", Matthew", 
John}), born in Lexington, Mar. 1, 1693-94; died in Waltham, 
Mar. 25, 1761; married Mar. 24, 1719-20, Abigail, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Anna (Barnard) Bowman, born in 1700, died June 
15, 1785, aged 85 years. 

In the records of his day, Capt. Matthew Bridge's distinguishing 
title was " Gentleman. " He was of a keen mind, alert, patriotic, 
and faithfully served his home town of Lexington in the various 
public offices of Selectman, To^vn Clerk, Assessor and Treasurer, 
serving almost continuously from 1732 to 1749. 

His town farm became a part of Waltham in 1751, and in that 
year he " Gave to the town of Waltham, one pound six shillings, 
eight pence, in consideration of his congregating with them." 
He had bought from the Bowman family, in 1722, a large property 
in Waltham located at the corner of Forest and Trapelo Streets. 
He, his wife and children, Nathaniel and Sarah, were dismissed 
to the church in Waltham. His will is dated May 23, 1757; 
proved April 13, 1761. 

Nathaniel Bowman of Watertown was the first of that name 
who settled at Cambridge Farms (Lexington). His name is found 
on the records of Watertown in 1636-37. He moved to Cambridge 
Farms (Lexington) and settled near the Arlington line. His wife 
was Anna. He died Jan. 21, 1682. He gave his son Francis the 
farm on which he lived. He owned about one hundred acres of 
land in Lexington. 

Francis was married in 1661. He died in Lexington in 1687, 
aged fifty-seven years. He had a son Samuel, who was a deacon 
in Cambridge and had fourteen children. Another son, his first 
born, on June 26, 1684, married, as his second wife, the daughter 
of Rev. Samuel Angier. Francis Bowman, by will, dated 1744, 
gave to his wife, Ruth, " to take as her own proper estate forever 
three of my negro servants, namely Battis, Phillis, and Pompy," 
so named. He also had another negro boy, Domini. This Francis 
Bowman was a very prominent man, filling almost every office 
in the town; was on the first board of Selectmen and Assessors 
and was frequently re-elected. He represented the town in the 
General Court in at least six years, from 1720 to 1733. He was a 
loyal magistrate, first appointed in 1720. 

Other distinguished members of the Bowman family were 



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JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AJVIERICA 



Isaac Bowman, born in 1716, who filled almost every oflBce in the 
town, being a magistrate for many years and a representative to 
the General Court. Another Bowman was Joseph, born in 1741. 
Soon after his marriage to Katharine Monroe, he removed to 
New Braintree. On the nineteenth of April, he was one of fifty 
men from that small town of Braintree, who came to the defense 
of the colony. He commanded a battalion at the battle of 
Bennington. He was a leading man in his town and his son 
represented it for fourteen years; was a Senator and also a member 
of the Governor's Council. Another Bowman was a member of 
Captain Parker's Company in 1775 and was the messenger who 
brought to Lexington the first reliable intelligence of the intended 
attack of the British. Another Bowman was Samuel, born in 
1753, who enlisted at the commencement of the Revolution and 
became a captain, serving in the Continental Army to the close 
of the war. He moved to Wilkesbarre, Pa., and had a large family. 
Still another Bowman was WiUiam Bowman, who married in 
1753, Mary Reed of Lexington. He removed to Westminster, Mass. 

Will of IVL^tthew Bridge, of Waltham 

In the name of God Amen; I Mathew Bridge of Waltham in the 
County of Middlesex within the Province of Massachy" Bay 
in New England yeoman; being at ye present writing hereof of 
a Sound & disposing mind & memory & desirous while I am so 
to set my house in order; Do therefore make this my last Will & 
Testament in manner & form as followeth; & first of all I commend 
my precious Soul into the hands of my Gracious Redeemer & 
my Body I commit to the Dust by a Decent funeral. And as to 
all my Wordly Estate as goods my Will is to dispose thereof as 
followeth. 

Imprimis My Will is that Abigail my well beloved wife shall 
have convenient & sufficient house Room in my dwelling house 
for her Comfortable living in Viz: The East End of my house 
Cellar under it with all the Priviledges thereto belonging: Garden 
Spot, Priviledge of the well with all other necessary & Convenient 
Priviledges whereby my said wife may be Comfortably accommo- 
dated, all the Priviledges to be to my wife aforesaid whether she lives 
at my house or Removes from it & all these so long as she Remains 
my Widow; Also I give & Bequeath to my said wife all my house- 
hold goods or furnitiu-e of whatsoever denomination Excepting 
one Bed & the furniture belonging to it, (the Said Bed is not 
one of the Beds that she brought with her at Marriage) & six 
Black Chairs My Will also is that my said wife shall have the 
Improvement of a horse to use as she shall have occasion & the 
Improvement of three Cows for her own use, Said horse & Cows 



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to be provided by my Son Nathaniel & kept by him for my Said 
Wife annually, while she Remains my Widow (the Said horse & 
Cows not to be esteemed my wife's property only by the Improve- 
ment) Further My Said Wife to have the liberty of keeping 
a hog annually while she Remains my Widow my Son Nathaniel 
to find her the first hog; moreover my W^ill is that my said wife 
shall have Twenty Bushils of Indian Corn, four Bushils of Rye 
Two Bushils of Malt & four Barrils of Cyder annually while she 
Remains my Widow to be provided by my said son Nathaniel 
and brought in Seasonably & annually delivered to my Sd wife; 
Also my Said son Nathaniel to procure suflficient firewood for 
my said wife's use Cut & brought to the door Ready & fit for 
the fire & this annually while she Remains my Widow; my will 
further is that my said son Nathaniel pay to my said Wife 
the full Sum of Sixty-five pounds Thirteen Shillings four pence 
lawful money within one year next after my Decease ; But in Case 
my said Wife should see Cause to Marrie & is married again, then 
my Will is that she shall have only the household goods aforesaid, 
the Sixty Six pounds thirteen Shillings & four pence aforesaid; 
& also the grain abovesaid, or the value thereof annually while 
she lives; to be provided & delivered by my said Son Nathaniel; 
and She to Quit all the other Priviledges, & Demands from out 
of my Estate. 

Item: I give & Bequeath to my well beloved Son Matthew 
Bridge the Sum of Sixty five pounds Seventeen Shillings & four 
pence lawful money to be paid to him his heirs or assigns by my 
aforesaid Son Nathaniel within one year next after my wife's 
Decease or Marriage, which Sum together with Ninety three 
pounds seventeen shillings & four pence that I have already 
given him & the Expenses of his Publick Education I esteem his 
full Portion of my Estate. 

Item: I give to my well beloved Daughter Anna Brooks the 
Bed & Furniture & Six Black Chairs which were exempted out 
of my household goods aforesaid: Also I give to my Said Daughter 
the Sum of Eighty four pounds fourteen Shilings & four pence 
lawful money: Twenty Six pounds thirteen shill' & four pence 
of it to be paid to her or her heirs by my said Son Nathaniel 
within two years next after my Decease, the Rest to be paid 
as aforesaid within two years next after my Wife's Decease or 
Marriage which with the Sum of forty eight pounds Twelve 
Shillings & four pence that I have heretofore given her is to be 
Esteemed her Portion out of my Estate, and my Will is that my 
said Son Nathaniel pay interest for the last year to his Sister Anna. 
Item: My Will is that my said Son Nathaniel pay or Cause 
to be paid to my well beloved Daughter Sarah Pierce the Sum 



68 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

of four pounds lawful money annually during her natural life; 
Moreover I give to my Said Daughter Sarah the Sum of Forty 
Pounds lawful money to be paid to her heirs by my Sd Son 
Nathaniel within two years next after my said Wife's Decease 
or Marriage which Sum of Forty Pounds together with Ninety 
three pounds Six shillings & Eight pence that I have already given 
her is to be accounted her portion out of my Estate; And my 
Will is that my said Son Nathaniel pay Interest for the last year 
to his sister Sarah. 

Item : All the Rest & Residue of my Estate (not already disposed 
of) Both Real & Personal of whatsoever Denomination or where- 
soever Scituate & lying, I give & Bequeath the same to my well 
beloved Son Nathaniel Bridge Aforesaid to be to him his heirs & 
assigns forever, he the said Nathaniel paying all my just Debts 
funeral Charges & the afore mentioned Legacies Vis: the Legacie 
given to his Mother, the Legacie given to his Brother aforesaid, 
& the Legacies given to his two Sisters aforesaid at the Times 
as above Specified: and allowing the Previlidges to his mother 
as aforesaid & paying to his Sister Sarah the Sum of four pounds 
lawful money annually during her natural life as before expressed 
& performing Every article to Each of them as particularly above 
Expressed to be done & performed for Each of them. 
Finally: I do hereby Constitute & appoint my well beloved 
Son Nathaniel Bridge aforenamed to be Sole Executor to this 
my last Will & Testament & that this is my last & only Will 
I do in Testimony thereof hereunto put my hand & seal this 
Twenty third day of May Anno Domini One Thousand Seven 
hundred & Fifty Seven, & in the thirtieth year of His Majesties 
Reign. 

Matthew Bridge & a Seal. 
Signed Sealed & declared to by my last Will & Testament in 
the presence of Jacob Cushing; Benjamin Stratton; Anna Gushing. 
Presented for Probate by Nath'l Bridge, Apr. 13, 1761. 
Now follows the Judge's approval of the Will & of the appoint- 
ment of Nathaniel Bridge as Executor. 

Children born in Lexington: 
1«. i. Matthew^ Bridge, b. July 18, 1721. 

ii. Anna, b. Sept. 21, 1723; d. Aug. 15, 1798, aged 75 years; m. 
Apr. 7, 1743, Job Brooks of Concord, who d. Mar. 3, 1794. 
Children born in Concord: 

1. Matthew^ Brooks, b. Jan. 26, 1743-44; m. Oct. 30. 
1766, Ruth, dau. of Simeon and Mary Hunt, b. July 
10, 1746. 

2. Asa (Lieut.), b. Aug. 24, 1746; d. Aug. 26, 1816, aged 
70 years; m. (I), Ruth , who d. Dec. 14, 1791, 



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aged 45 years; (II), Dee. 5, 1792, Abigail, dau. of 
John and Martha Miles of Westminster, d. Sept. 24, 
1795, aged 33 years; (III) (Int.), Sept. 15, 1796, IVIary 
Lawbence of Lincoln. 
Children born in Concord: 

1. Mary^ Brooks, b. Oct. 18, 1798; d. Apr. 10, 1838; 
m. June 16, 1819, Andrew, son of Jonathan and 
Eunice Hildreth of Concord, b. Dec. 15, 1792. 
Two children, d. in infancy. 

2. Job, b. Mar. 31, 1800; twin;m. Apr. 4, 1823, Eliza 
Brooks of Lincoln. 

3. Asa, Jr., b. Mar. 31, 1800; twin; m. (Int.), Nov. 
1822, Rebecca Foster of Lincoln. 

4. Love Lawrence, b. July 8, 1801; m. Nov. 22, 
1819, Joseph Dyer of Concord. 

5. Nabby Jones, b. Jan. 1, 1803; m. (Int.), Oct, 28, 
1822, Ira Wadsworth of Cambridge. 

3. Anna, b. Jan. 18, 1750; d. Sept. 12, 1806; m. Apr. 27, 
1775, Captain Stephen, son of John and Abigail Jones 
of Concord, b. Feb. 13, 1746-47, d. Dec. 17, 1811. 
Children born in Concord: 

1. Anna' Jones, b. Jan. 1, 1776. 

2. Asa, b. Sept. 11, 1777; d. July 21, 1821; m. Jan. 1, 
1800, Rhoda Tottingham of Bedford, d. Sept. 12, 
1844. 

Children: 

1. Stephen* Jones, b. Sept. 29, 1802. 

2. Alonzo, b. July 6, 1805. 

3. Polly, b. Aug. 16, 1779. 

4. Stephen, b. Aug. 27, 1781; m. Mar. 31, 1808, 
Joanna Merriam, both of Concord. 

5. Ruth Brooks, b. Sept. 7, 1784. 

6. John Brooks, b. Oct. 1, 1786. 

7. Louisa Brooks, b. Feb. 6, 1788. 
13. iii, Nathaniel, b. July 8, 1725. 

iv. Sarah, b. Sept. 30, 1728; d. in Weston, Sept. 17, 1772; m. as 
his first wife, Apr. 4, 1753, Jonas, son of Jonas and Abigail 
(Comee) Pierce of Weston, b. July 7, 1730, in Lexington, 
d. in Springfield, Vt., Jan. 27, 1819, aged 89 years. He was 
descended from John Pierce, a weaver of Watertown. 
Children : 
1. Matthew* Pierce, b. Oct. 15, 1755; d. June 16, 1835, 
aged 80 years; m. (I), Sally Taintor, b. in 1759, d. June 
25, 1820; (II), Dec. 21, 1820, Ruth Robinson, b. Feb. 
10, 1781; d. June 16, 1835. He resided in Ashburnham, 
Mass., and Springfield, Vt. 

He was a Revolutionary soldier from Watertown; 
moved to Weathersfield, Vt., from Ashburnham in 
1796; thence to Springfield, Vt., where he settled. He 



70 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA j 

] 
was one of the fifty-nine members who organized the j 
Baptist Church at North Springfield in 1803, and was ' 
prominent in church affairs. , 

Children : i 

1. Sarah^ Pierce, b. Apr. 3, 1778; d. in Baltimore,! 
Apr. 14, 1847; m. Nathaniel Hudson. | 

2. Lydia, b. Apr. 12, 1782; d. Aug. 29, 1867, aged 85 
years; m. Mar. 10, 1804, David Chaplin. 
Children: 

1. Prudas Chaplin, b. June 8, 1807; m. Dvman | 

LiTCH. I 

2. Sally (twin), b. June 8, 1807; d. Sept. 11, 1808. I 

3. Matthew, b. Apr. 1, 1809; m. Lovinda 
Howe. 

4. Sally, b. in 1811; d. Aug. 1813. 

5. Betsey, b. Nov. 8, 1815; m. Socrates ' 
Hastings. j 

3. Nathaniel, b. Apr. 9, 1784; d. Mar. 15, 1865, I 
aged 81 years; m. Dec. 18, 1805, Anna Davis, b. , 
Sept. 6, 1781, d. July 10, 1846. Lived in Springfield ' 
and Ascutneyville, Vt. In 1840, moved to 
Weathersfield,' Vt. 

Children: 

1, Louisa* Pierce, b. Nov. 2, 1806; unm. 

2. Nathaniel B., b. Mar. 18, 1808; m. Mar. 6, ; 
1833, in Lexington, Elizabeth Fiske, b. in I 
1806. He worked for the Boston & Lowell ; 
Railroad for a number of years. By an accident ; 
on the railroad, Sept. 25, 1833, his limbs were so j 
injured as to render an amputation necessary. ' 
Removed to Cavendish, Vt. where he was an 
architect. I 
Children : ! 

1. Sarah A.' Pierce, b. June 21, 1836; m. I 
Oct. 29, 1858, Dr. Charles J. Kingsbury, j 
Res. Lyme, N. H. i 
Child: ; 

Ella S.i" Kingsbury, b. Oct. 29. i 
1859. 

2. Henry D., b. May 26, 1846 in Cavendish, 
Vt.; m. July 2, 1874, Mary E., dau. of 
Gen. Charles W. HiU, b. Nov. 14, 1848. 
He enlisted in the Civil War, in the 
Seventh Vermont Regiment and was i 
stationed in New Orleans, Mobile and , 
other Southern points. Fitted for college I 
at the Newbury Seminary, Newbury, Vt.. i 
and entered Dartmouth in the class of ] 
1868; graduated 1872; removed then to j 



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Toledo, Ohio, and was principal of the 
Junior High School for three years. In 
1876, he was appointed western agent 
for the Sutherland Falls, Vt., Marble Co. 
Res. Toledo, Ohio. 
Children : 

1. Helena E.i" Pierce, b. May 28, 1875. 

2. Edith V., b. Aug. 17, 1876; d. Jan. 5, 
1878. 

Four other children b. and d. young. 

3. LoRiNDA C, b. Mar. 10, 1810; m. Mr. Bowen. 
Resided in Windsor, Vt. 

4. Abigail, b. June 11, 1812; d. in 1858; m. 
Solomon Spencer, of Springfield, Vt. 

5. Lucius M., b. Mar. 15, 1815. Resided in 
Cavendish, Vt. Unm. 

6. WiLLARD D., b. Apr. 26, 1817; d. unmarried. 
Mar. 27, 1848. 

7. George E., b. Apr. 28, 1820; m. Feb. 25, 1846, 
Sophronia E. Dake, b. Mar. 1 7, 1827. 
Res. Brownsville, Vt. 

Children: 

1. Sara A.^ Pierce, b. Nov. 19, 1847. 

2. WiLLARD D., b. Nov. 1, 1849; d. July 27, 
1871. 

3. Ellen E., b. Sept. 27, 1852; m. July 17, 
1878, Carlton C. Johnson. 

4. Anne M., b. Jan. 20, 1861; m. Feb. 25, 
1876, Joseph K. Brown. 

5. Edson N., b. Jan. 1, 1863. 

8. John W., b. Oct. 14, 1822; d. Mar. 4, 1832. 

9. Nancy A., b. Apr. 5, 1825; m. William 
Hawley, and resided in Windsor, Vt. 

4. Hannah, b. Oct. 19, 1787; d. in 1870, aged 83 
years; m. Luther Heywood, Dec. 6, 1810. Resided 
in Ludlow, Vt. 

Children: 

1. Mary E.s Heywood, b. June 10, 1811. 

2. Luther M., b. July 10, 1813. 

3. Nathaniel B., b. July 25, 1815. 

4. Calvin, b. Mar. 5, 1817; d. young. 

5. David E., b. Dec. 20, 1819.' 

6. Sarah A., b. Sept. 1, 1821. 

7. Ira X., b. Apr. 13, 1823. 

8. Eunice C, b. Jan. 6, 1825; d. young. 

9. Caroline H., b. Apr. 11, 1828; d. Aug. 24, 
1840. 

10, Charles M., b. Aug. 16, 1833. 

5. Nancy, b. Apr. 20, 1789; d. in Middlebury, Vt., 



72 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

in 1874, aged 85 years; m. Jan. 19, 1815, Jonathan 
Smith. Children: George^ Smith, Mary, Ina Louisa. 
6. John, b. in Ashburnham, Aug. 29, 1794; d. in 
Springfield, Vt., Mar. 19, 1861; m. Jan. 26, 1815, 
ABIGAIL, dau. of David Haywood, of Weathersfield, 
Vt., b. July 11, 1793, d. Dec. 10, 1855. He removed 
to Springfield, Vt., with his father, in 1797 and 
died there. His wife moved later to Chicago. 
Children : 

1. John C* Pierce, b. Oct. 16, 1816; d. Mar. 23, 
1835. 

2. Eunice A., b. Nov. 14, 1821; m. Feb. 23, 1842, 
Parkman Davis, b. Apr. 16, 1816. Resided 
in Baltimore. 

Children: 

1. Arvilla M.9 Davis, b. Aug. 8, 1846; m. 
Harry A. Austin. 

2. IL^RLAN J., b. Feb. 8, 1848; m, Lucy H. 
Norton. 

3. Leroy p., b. March 18, 1855. 

4. Isaline a., b. June 4, 1857. 

3. Edson X., b. Aug. 11, 1823; m. Dec. 19, 1849, 
Mary, dau. of Charles and Polly (Jackman) 
Barrett of Weathersfield, Vt. Res. Springfield, 
Vt. He was a successful farmer and breeder 
of merino sheep and fine horses. 

Children: 

1. John C.^ Pierce, b. Dec. 18, 1850; d. 
Jan. 28, 1851. 

2. Flora E., b. May 25, 1852; m. July 18, 
1877, George A. Brown of Plymouth. 
Removed to Boston. Lawyer. Res. 
Everett, Mass. 

Children : 

1. Nelson Pierce^" Brown, b. May 13, 
1878. Res. Everett. 

2. Ruth, b. Dec. 1, 1882. 

3. Abbie L., b. June 13, 1854; m. Oct. 15, 
1879, Lewis, son of Gardner and Lucy 
(Wooley) Herrick of Grafton, Vt., b. 
Sept. 24, 1842. A manufacturer in New 
Haven, Conn., where they reside. 
Children : 

1. Hermanio Herrick, b. Feb. 14, 1883. 

2. Louisa, b. Jan. 27, 1885. 

3. Edson Pierce, b. Aug. 30, 1888. 

4. Loantha Helena, b. Mar. 28, 1894. 

4. Nellie A., b. July 21, 1862; m. Nov. 8, 
1881, George F. Leland, of the firm of 



MATTHEW LINE, FOURTH GENERATION 73 

C. A. Leland & Son, dealers in dry goods 
and general merchandise, Springfield, Vt. 
4. Mary J., b. Oct. 7, 1832; m. Feb. 14, 1863. 
Henry O. Wright, of Rockingham, Vt. 
Children : 

1. Walter M.' Wright, b. May 12, 1863. 
A jeweller in Ashburnham, Mass. 

2. Henry C, b. Feb. 22, 1865. Station 
agent at Bartonsville, Vt. 

7. Mary, h. Nov. 30, 1795; d. in 1868, aged 73 years; 

m. Daniel Bixby of Reading, Vt. Children: 

Adaline^; Harriet; Lorenzo. 
2. Jonas, b. Feb. 18, 1759; d. Dec. 1835, aged 76 years; 
m. (I), Feb. 13, 1786, Lois Clark; (II), Oct. 18, 1792, 
Susanna Allen of Wayland, b. in 1770, d. Oct. 1845, 
aged 75 years. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary 
War, enlisting when but sixteen years of age, and served 
throughout the period of war until it was ended. He 
was called "Captain" during his life and was much 
respected by his fellow-citizens. 
Children : 

1. Sally' Pierce, b. May 20, 1787; m. Mr. Daniels. 

2. Henry, b. Dec. 28, 1788; d. unm. 

3. Esther, b. Feb. 25, 1791. 

4. Henry Clark, b, Sept. 14, 1793; d. Feb. 20, 1868, 
aged 75 years; m. Jan. 31, 1822, Cynthli Lovering, 
b. July 18, 1803, d. Mar. 1, 1866. Resided in 
Milford, Mass, 

Children : 

1. John A.s Pierce, b. Jan. 27, 1824; m. Mar. 9, 
1843, Sarah A. Williams, b. Nov. 23, 1824. 
No children. Res. Milford. 

2. George H., b. Oct. 7, 1826; d. Jan. 12, 1833. 

3. Uri C, b. Dec. 1, 1830; resided in Chester, 
N. H. No children. 

4. Ezra B., b. Mar. 25, 1838. Resided in 
Milwaukee. No children. 

5. NiCANOR, b. Oct. 8, 1794; d. Dec. 21, 1851; m. 
Mar. 2, 1823, Emily Brown, b. Sept. 14, 1800. 
Resided in Holliston. 
Children : 

1. Harriet R.s Pierce, b. Mar. 2, 1824; d. Aug. 
25, 1828. 

2. Ezra B., b. Oct. 2, 1825; d. Sept. 1, 1828. 

3. George E., b. Jan. 25, 1828; d. Dec. 17, 
1832. 

4. Charles H., b. Feb. 13, 1830; d. in 1832. 

5. Harriet M., b. Oct. 14, 1832; d. in 1852; m. 
Henry Plitvipton, of Westwood, Mass. 



74 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

6. W1LI.IAM H., b. Nov. 14, 1834; d. Sept. 25, 
1842. 

7. George E., b. June 2, 1836; d. Oct. 1, 1842. 

6. Dabby (Deborah)^ Pierce, b. Aug. 8, 1796; m. 
June 13, 1819, Isaac Holmes of Hopkinton, Mass. 
Children: 

1. Hannah^ Holmes, b. Mar. 20, 1820. 

2. Isaac Daniels, b. Dec. 17, 1821. 

3. Emily Brow^n, b. Oct. 27, 1825; d. young, 

4. Emily Brown, b. Dec. 8, 1828. 

5. Almira, b. Dec. 1, 1830; d. young, 

7. Jonas, Jr., b. Sept. 25, 1797; d. Mar. 25, 1870, 
aged 73 years; m. Nov. 9, 1824, Mary, dau. of 
Jonathan and Bridget (Parmenter) Fairbank of 
Sudbury, b. Mar. 5, 1803, d. Mar. 13, 1829. He 
resided in Holliston. Jonathan Fairbank was a 
Revolutionary soldier. 

Children: 

1. Elbridge Fairbank* Pierce, b. July 10, 
1825; d. Apr. 4, 1886; m. Mar. 4, 1849, 
Martha Dorn, b, Nov. 4, 1824. Resided in 
Skowhegan, Me, 

Children : 

1. Emma* Pierce, b, Jan. 20, 1851; m, 
Oct. 29, 1873, Harlon K. Rowell, b. 
Sept. 27, 1847. 

Child: 

Ivan, b. July 10, 1877. Resided in 
East Madison, Me. 

2. Walter, b. Aug. 3, 1853; m. Jan. 1, 1876, 
Flora Bigelow, b. Mar. 2, 1856. Resided 
in Skowhegan. 

Child : 

Ray, b. June 10, 1877. 

3. Clarence, b. Sept. 8, 1856. 

2. Mary Jane, b. Apr. 10, 1828; m. Aug. 17, 
1848, Samuel Henry Dickenson, b. Apr. 17, 
1825, d. Aug. 1860. Resided in Holliston. 
Children : 

1. Clara J.^ Dickenson, b. June 29, 1851 ; d. 
Sept. 17, 1851. 

2. Edward D., b. Sept. 20, 1853; d. Dec. 10, 
1870. 

3. Henry P., b. June 24, 1856. 

4. JVL^RY S., b. May 10, 1859; d. Jan. 21, 
1860. 

3. Daniel Webster, b. Jan. 26, 1830; unin. 

4. Charles Edward, b. Dec. 13, 1832; m. in 
Fayette, Me., Aug. 18, 1861, Viol.\ M. 



MATTHEW LINE, FOURTH GENERATION 7$ 

Campbell, b. Jan. 1, 1839. Resided in New 
York City. 

Child: 

John W.' Pierce, b. Mar. 1, 1868; d. 

Mar. 14, 1870. 
5. Eliza Douglass', b. Jan. 1, 1838; m. June 17, 
1862, George M. French, b. Dec. 26, 1836. 
Children born in Holliston: 

1. Anne E.9 French, b. Oct. 9, 1865. 

2. Jennie, b. Jan. 9, 1870; d. Jan. 12, 1870. 
8. Nabby (Abigail), b. Apr. 1, 1799; d. July 4, 

1869, aged 70 years; m. June 1, 1823, Hezekiah 
Marshall, b. Aug. 10, 1787, d. Sept. 10, 1849. 
Resided in Holliston and Milford. 
Children: 

1. Miranda B.^ Marshall, b. May 2, 1824; 
d. Feb. 22, 1825. 

2. Lydia H., b. Nov. 30, 1825. 

3. Abigail A., b. July 16, 1827; m. Dec. 7, 1846, 
Lewis, son of Aaron and Polly H. Phipps, 
b. July 28, 1822. 

4. Edwin L., b. Mar. 26, 1830; m. Dec. 6, 1849, 
Eliza L. Gassett. 

5. Charles H., b. Apr. 8, 1832; d. Sept. 20, 1870. 

6. George H., b. Oct. 16, 1834. 

7. Horatio P., b. Aug. 1, 1836; d. June 2, 1865. 

8. Elizabeth Ann, b. Mar. 10, 1839; d. Sept. 17, 
1849. 

9. Amanda M., b. June 6, 1842. Res. Milford. 
9. Polly, b. Dec. 4, 1800; d. Jan. 14, 1873, aged 73 

years; m. (I), Apr. 21, 1821, Otis Bullard, b. 
Aug. 6, 1797, d. Apr. 1, 1858; (II), Oct. 11, 1860, 
T. P. Kendall. 
Children : 

1. Mary M.' Bullard, b. Apr. 23, 1822; m. 
Mr. Loker. Resided in Cochituate, Mass. 
One child. 

2. Irva, b. Mar. 31, 1836. 

10. Maria, b. July 30, 1804; d. Oct. 7, 1875, aged 71 
years; m. June 11, 1833, Moses L. Buck, b. May 
17, 1811. Resided in Hopkinton. 
Children: 

1. Edward N.* Buck, b. Nov. 12, 1834; m. (I), 
Ellen F. Phipps; (II), Margaret J. Trisbet. 
Res. Hopkinton. 

2. Almira H., b. Jan. 10, 1837; m. James 
LeBaron. 

3. Sarah M., b. Nov. 2, 1841; d. Oct. 29, 1845. 

4. Martha W., b. Oct. 12, 1843; d. Mar. 3, 1848. 



76 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

5. Melville L., b. Oct. 4, 1847; d. Oct. 8, 1855. 
11. Ira; unmarried. 

3. AsA« Pierce, b. Jan. 25, 1762; m. in Wayland, Aug. 28, 
1783, Betsey Pike of Weston. 

4. Thaddeus, b. May 10, 1764; d. July 9, 1848, aged 84. 
years; m. Mar. 30, 1787, Susanna Smith, b. in Woburn, 
in 1768, d. May 14, 1852, aged 84 years. Resided in 
Weston. 

Children : 

1. Susanna Smith' Pierce, b. Jan. 27, 1788; d. Jan. 3, 
1865; aged 77 years; m. Apr. 1, 1810, Zebedla.h 
Adams. 

2. Nabby, b. July 17, 1790; d. Jan. 3, 1817; m. Mar. 
27, 1816, Francis Hastings, b. in 1789, d. Sept. 
16, 1832. She had twins, b. the day of her death 
Jan. 3, 1817, Francis^ Hastings who m. Mary 
Dickinson, and Abigail who m. Francis R. Gourgas. 

3. Laomi, b. July 27, 1792; m. Nancy Powers. 

4. Thaddeus, b. Oct. 12, 1794; m. Harriet Winship, 
b. May 17, 1799. Resided in Weston, Mass. and 
Troy, Vt. 

Children: 

1. Marys Pierce, b. Apr. 19, 1820. 

2. Susan S., b. June 2, 1822. 

3. William, b. Oct. 30, 1825. 

4. Albert, b. Aug. 16, 1830. 

5. Harriet A., b. Apr. 21, 1834. 

6. Jane N., b. Nov. 30, 1836. 

7. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 21, 1838. 

8. Harrison H., b. June 1, 1839. 

9. Eddie A., b. Nov. 8, 1841. 
10. Louisa. 

5. Sally, b. Nov. 11, 1796; m. June 27, 1817, Francis 
Hastings, late husband of her deceased sister, 
Nabby. 

Children: 

1. Edwins Hastings, b. Dec. 3, 1819; m. (I), 
Arabella Foule; (IT), Eliza Robbins. 

2, Sarah M., b. Apr. 3, 1827; m. Joseph T. 
Pratt. 

6. Abijah, b. Mar. 10, 1799, d. Sept. 10, 1858; m. 
May 18, 1857, Mary Donlon, in Weston, Mass.; 
one daughter, Mary, h. Feb. 5, 1859 (posthumous) ; 
d. Oct. 14, 1859. 

7. Mary, b. July 11, 1802; d. June 26, 1826; m. in 
1823, William Hastings. 

Children : 
1. Mary P.* Hastings, b. July 12, 1824; m. 
George B. Cutler. 



MATTHEW LINE, FOURTH GENERATION It 

2. William, b. June 26, 1826, m. Jennie J. 
Whitney. 

8. Maria, b. Sept. 11, 1804; d. Sept. 30, 1869; m. 
Feb. 10, 1827, William Hastings, late husband 
of her deceased sister Mary. One child: Charles A., 
h. Oct. 6, 1832; m. Sarah Kelley. 

9. Sophia, b. July 6, 1806; m. Sept. 8, 1833, Albert 
HoBBS of Weston. 

10. Eliza, b. Apr. 6, 1808; d. June 15, 1810. 

11. Eliza, b. Feb. 4, 1811; m. May 12, 1832, Luther 
P. ViLES, of Weston. Children: Parkman; Henry. 

5. Mary (Molly) % b. Feb. 11, 1767. 

6. Anna, b. May 31, 1769; m. Nov. 7, 1791, Stephen 
Tuttle of Watertown. 

7. ChUd, b. and d. Feb. 12, 1771. 

8. Isaac, b. Oct. 11, 1773; m. Sept 17, 1797, Nabby Clark 
of Medfield. One child, Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1798. 

9. Abigail, b. Nov. 16, 1775. 



FIFTH GENERATION 

12. REV. MATTHEW^ BRIDGE (8. MaUhew\ Matthew^, 
Mattheu-^y JohrO), born in Lexington, Mass., July 18, 1721; died 
Sept. 2, 1775, from a disease contracted by camp exposure while 
in the service of his country; married Anna, daughter of Rev. 
Daniel and Anne (Foster) Perkins of Bridgewater, Mass. She 
married, as her second husband, in Sudbury, Apr. 11, 1780, 
another minister, the Rev. Timothy Harrington, of Lancaster, 
Mass. She died in Framingham, May 12, 1805. 

Rev. Matthew Bridge was graduated from Harvard College 
in 1741; was ordained to the ministry at Framingham, Mass., 
Feb. 19, 1846, and was for thirty years pastor of the "Church 
of Christ" in that town. His pastorate was by no means one of 
continued happiness with social fellowship on his part. A con- 
siderable number of his church members did not believe that 
he was "sound in the Faith," and it was urged that he did not 
accept the "Five Points of Calvinism," generally accepted by 
the Congregational churches as essential features of true 
Christianity, and his relation to the methods of the "Great 
Awakening," as the revival preaching started by Edwards and 
Whitfield was called, displeased a large number. Very many 
withdrew from the church, feeling spiritually distressed, and 
organized in 1747, a new Congregational church. The Rev. 
Matthew Bridge possessed such genuineness of character, of social, 
moral and religious standing, that this opposition to him was 
finally overcome, though the new church had secured a minister 
possessing qualities of mind and heart of most excellent character. 
After a consideration of separation for thirteen years, the new 
organization disbanded, many returning to the mother church. 
We present herewith this signature of Rev. Matthew Bridge. 

Rev. Mr. Bridge was deemed by everybody an excellent man; 
he was a good pastor, though not a great preacher; and as an 
advisor in settling disputes, aiding in the making of wills, in 
suggestions concerning the values and conveyancing of property, 
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himself, he wished everybody else so." Not only in his own 
community, but in all the towns round about, he was held in 
high esteem. 

When the War of the Revolution began, he was among the first 
of the ministerial calling to give himself to the service of his 
country. He was one of the first chaplains to volunteer and came 
at once to the aid of General Washington under the Great Elm at 
Cambridge. He was so like to Washington in physical resem- 
blance, that, upon horseback, "it was difficult to tell them apart. " 
One who knew him well described him as "over six feet in height, 
with very black hair that fell in curls over his coat collar. He 
had piercing black eyes, and an erect form." 

Among the first to give his service to his country, he was one 
of the first to become a martyr, contracting disease by camp 
exposure. 

The loss of Rev. Mr. Bridge, just at the opening of the 
Revolutionary struggle, was severely felt. He was an ardent 
patriot and well fitted to lead public sentiment. He had the 
confidence of his people in a high degree. 

The Boston Gazette of Sept. 11, 1775, contains a notice of his 
decease, confirming the general impression of the amiableness 
of his character and the affectionate esteem in which he was held 
by his people. On Oct. 18, 1779, a committee was chosen by the 
town of Framingham to build a monument over his grave. But, 
by reason of the Revolutionary distress, probably, this purpose 
was postponed; and though again brought before the town in 
1801, it has remained unexecuted to this day. 

On the gravestone in the churchyard in Framingham is the 
following: 

THE REV. MATTHEW BRIDGE, A.M. 

Pastor of the Church of Christ, 
OF Framingham, 
Departed this life on the second day of 
September, A.D. 1775 in the 55th 
Year of his age and in the thirtieth 
Year of his Ministry. 
His grandchildren 
With filial veneration have 
Placed this stone to mark the spot 
Where he is laid. 
The work of Righteousness 
Shall be Peace. 

Isaiah XXXII 17. 



80 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children: 

i. Matthews Bridge, b. Aug. 16, 1748; d. young, 
ii. Anne, b. Sept. 11, 1749; d. young. 
14. iii. Daniel, b. Feb. 19, 1751. 

iv. Sarah, b. Jan. 9, 1753; d. Feb. 14, 1826, aged 73 years; m. 
May 27, 1781, by the Rev. Josiah Bridge to Rev. David 
Kellogg, her father's successor in the Framingham parish, 
son of Daniel and Esther (Smith) Kellogg, b. in Amherst, 
Mass., Nov. 10, 1755, d. Aug. 13, 1843, aged 88 years. 

Rev. David Kellogg was graduated from Dartmouth College 
in 1775, was given the honors of Doctor of Divinity at 
Dartmouth in 1824. He was a scholarly and excellent man; 
was ordained at Framingham, Jan. 10, 1781. 

On March 1, 1799, the Legislature passed "An Act for 
Establishing an Academy at Framingham," and among the 
prominent trustees came first the names of Rev. David Kellogg 
and Rev. Josiah Bridge. The academy thus established 
became an important factor in the social life, the educational 
standing and the material prosperity of the town. It numbers 
among its alumni hundreds of successful teachers and profes- 
sional men, embracing the names of those well known in 
ecclesiastical, political and judiciary departments, not only in 
Massachusetts but throughout the country. 
Children : 

1. Mary^ Kellogg, b. Feb. 25, 1782; d. Aug. 20, 1836; m. 
July 19, 1801, John Ball Kittredge, M.D., who d. 
Feb. 29, 1848. They had one daughter. 

2. Sarah, b. Sept. 28, 1783; d. May 13, 1856, aged 73 
years; m. May 9, 1805, Deacon William Brown, Jr., 
of Hollis Street Church, Boston, b. Aug. 7, 1780, d. 

July 25, . He was a prominent merchant in Boston. 

Children: 

1. William Kellogg^ Brown, b. July 8, 1806; m. 
May 16, 1832, Eliza, dau. of Nathaniel Hooper, 
who m. as his second wife, Sarah Wallet, dau. of 
Eleanor (Bridge) Ingersol. She was b. Sept. 28, 
1805; d. in 1837. He was a graduate of Dartmouth 
College in 1829; was a doctor of medicine, and 
also a dentist in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Children: 

1. A daughter^, b. and d. Oct. 1836. 

2. Sarah Wallet Brown, b. Apr. 27, 1842; d. 
Dec. 1, 1844. 

3. Eliza, b. Nov. 11, 1843. 

4. Samuel Wallet. 

2. Charles Ingersoll, b. Sept. 26, 1813; d. Mar. 29, 
1840. 

3. Henrt L, b. Sept. 8, 1815; m. Feb. 6, 1841, Betset 
L. Chapman; d. May 23, 1850. 



MATTHEW LINE, FIFTH GENERATION 8,1 

Children: 

1. Sarah Louise' Brown, b. Mar. 10, 1812; d. 
Mar. 26, 1842. 

2. Charles Ingersoll, b. Feb. 19, 1843. 

3. Caroline E., b. Aug. 1845. 

4. Mary Harris, b. June, 1849; d. Mar. 28, 1851. 
4. Mary Louisa, b. Aug. 28, 1818. 

3. Nancy, b. July 10, 1785; unm. 

4. Martha, b. May 23, 1787; unm. 

5. Gardner, b. Aug. 28, 1788; d. Apr. 29, 1842; m. Mrs. 
Susan J. Fairbanks, b. in 1792, d. Sept. 24, 1847. 
No children. 

6. David. M.D., b. Apr. 2, 1791; d. in Waukegan, 111., 
Oct. 6, 1869, aged 78 years; m. Jan. 19, 1823, Sarah, 
dau. of Hezekiah and Isabella Prince of Thomaston, 
Me., b. July 20, 1802. She was a descendant of Governor 
Prince of the Plymouth Colony. Their nine children 
were all born in Thomaston, Me., to which place he 
removed in 1818. Removed to Waukegan, 111., about 
1846. He studied medicine with his brother-in-law. 
Dr. Kittredge of Framingham, prior to his removal to 
Maine. 

Children born in Thomaston: 

1. Frederick Hoffman* Kellogg, b. Aug. 20, 1824. 
He d. in Philadelphia, July 24, 1853, being a mate 
on the barque Mandarin. He m. Aug. 15, 1850, 
Catharine, dau. of Nathaniel and Margaret 
(Waring) Woodstock of Thomaston. 

Child: 

Eliza Prince^ Kellogg, b. July 20, 1850; 
d. in Cambridge, Mar. 12, 1867. 

2. Sarah Brown, b. Jan. 18, 1827; m. Feb. 4, 1849, 
Elisha Frontis Pierre Ferry, b. in Monroe, 
Mich., Aug. 9, 1825, son of Peter Pierre Ferry, b. in 
Marseilles, France. He d. in Seattle, Wash., Oct. 
14, 1895. After studying law and being admitted 
to the bar in 1845, he settled in Waukegan, 
111.; was the first Mayor of that city. Presidential 
Elector in 1852 and 1856; member of the Illinois 
Constitutional Convention in 1861; Bank Com- 
missioner of Illinois for two years; was appointed 
member of Gov. Yates' Staff, ranking as Colonel. 
He removed to Washington Territory in 1869; 
was appointed Surveyor-General of the Territory 
the same year. He was appointed Governor of the 
Territory from 1872 to 1880, at the same time 
becoming a member of a leading law firm. He 
retired in 1887 and was elected Vice-President of 
the Puget Sound National Bank. In 1888, he was 



82 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

elected Governor of the State of Washington, with 
a Republican majority of more than eight thousand. 
Children : 

1. Edward Pbince' Ferry, b. Jan. 8, 1850; d. 
Jan. 12, 1854. 

2. Eliza Kellogg, b. July 24, 1851; m. Apr. 21, 
1872, John Leary of Seattle, b. in St. John, 
New Brunswick, in 1836. 

3. James Cory, b. Apr. 24, 1853; unm. 

4. Augustus Cotes, b. Apr. 24, 1855; d. Oct. 30, 
1856. 

5. Elisha Frontis Pierre, b. July 27, 1857; 
d. Apr. 4, 1867. 

6. David Kellogg, b. Mar. 12, 1859; d. Mar. 15, 
1859. 

7. Abraham Lincoln, b. Apr. 3, 1860. 

8. Julia Pierre, b. Feb. 22, 1863 ; d. Jan. 27, 1874. 

9. Pierre Lewis, b. May 30, 1868. 

3. EuzA Pope, b. Feb. 27, 1829; m. Oct. 12, 1852, 
James Young, son of Benjamin S. and Fanny 
(Young) Cory, b. in Canada, Oct. 12, 1828. Resided 
many years in Chicago and Waukegan, 111. He 
moved to Newark, N. J., and was a manufacturer 
of wall paper in New York City. 

Children: 

1. Sarah Kellogg^ Cory, b. June 26, 1854; d. 
Oct. 6, 1854. 

2. Fanny Young, b. Mar. 14, 1857; d. Mar. 31, 
1857. 

3. James Stewart, b. July 14, 1858; m. in 
Northeast, Pa., June 6, 1888, Anna Belle, 
dau. of Ezra and Joanna (Webb) Scouler, 
b. Apr. 12, 1865. 

4. Kate Thompson, b. in New York City, 
Feb. 8, 1861. 

5. Fred CleveLuVND, b. Mar. 12, 1863; d. Aug. 19, 
1863. 

6. Eliza Kellogg, b. May 28, 1872; d. Feb. 18, 
1875. 

4. Charles, b. July 14, 1831; d. Sept. 27, 1850, unm. 
Was a pioneer in California in 1849. 

5. David, b. Feb. 23, 1834; m. Nov. 15, 1869, Anna 
Lloyd, dau. of John and Julia Ann Pierre (Ferry) 
Tull of Monroe, Mich., b. Aug. 14, 1844. Resided 
in Chicago. 

Children : 
1. David Tull^ Kellogg, b. Dec. 21, 1873. 
A commercial traveler; a Congregationalist 
and a Republican. Res. Chicago. 



MATTHEW LINE, FIFTH GENERATION 83 

2. Lilly, b. June 10, 1876. 

3. James Young, b. Aug. 21, 1880. 

6. George Prince, b. June 22, 183G; m. Sept. 2, 1863, 
Phebe Janette, dau. of Nelson and Phebe (Phelps) 
Landon, b. July 18, 1837. He was a stock farmer, 
residing in Winthrop Harbor, 111. 

Children : 

1. Nelson Landon' Kellogg, b. July 3, 1864; 
d. Oct. 17, 1893. 

2. Phebe Phelps, b. Aug. 22, 1869; d. Nov. 12, 
1876. 

3. Frederick Prince, b. Dec. 23, 1870. Resided 
in Ballard, Wash. 

4. David Edward, b. Sept. 21, 1873; m. Lelia 
Stout, of British Columbia. He and his 
brother, Frederick, were members of the firm 
of the Donahue Kellogg Mill Co. 

5. Josephine Landon, b. July 5, 1875. 

6. RuFus Hunt, b. Apr. 19, 1877. 

7. Jannette, b. Mar. 16, 1879; m. Dec. 16, 1895, 
Col. Robert Hunter Aiken, b. in Chicago, 
Apr. 17, 1869, son of Charles M. and Harriet 
(Rucker) Aiken, member of the Board of Trade, 
Chicago; connected with the National Guard; 
Inspector of Rifle Practice for four years, and 
though a Democrat, was on the Staff of a 
Republican Governor. No children. 

7. Gardner, b. Feb. 26, 1839; m. in Seattle, July 4, 
1865, Sarah Amelia Bonnet. He was one of the 
pioneers of Seattle, starting the first drug store. 
He was Chief of the Fire Department for many 
years. 

Children: 

1. Edward Cory* Kellogg, b. June 17, 1866. 

2. Charles Wright, b. Apr. 26, 1868; m. Nov. 
18, 1890, Lena May Cooper, b. in Switzerland, 
Apr. 7, 1881. Her parents came to America 
in 1874 and settled at Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Res. Seattle. 

Children : 

1. Gladys Meriam^" Kellogg, b. June 14, 
1891. 

2. Ruth, b. Feb. 12, 1895. 

3. A child, b. in Olympia, Wash., Jan. 31, 
1896. 

3. Chester Ferry, b. May 24, 1869; d. Nov. 2, 
1875. 

4. Mary, b. ISIay 24, 1869; d. May 25, 1869. 

5. Sarah, b. Mar. 9, 1880. 



84 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

8. Edward Nealey, b. Dec. 8, 1841; d. of yellow 
fever, in Pensacola, Florida, Oct. 6, 1874; m. June 
4, 1867, Jane H., dau. of Julius Pollock, of 
Morrisania, N. Y. After his death, his widow 
resided in Morrisania, and later in New York City. 
He was graduated from the Naval Academy in 
1861; became a Lieutenant in 1864; a Lieutenant 
Commander, July 25, 1866; served aboard the 
Oneida in Mobile Bay, Aug. 5, 1864; was com- 
mended for skill and courage. He was with Admiral 
Farragut in New Orleans and MobUe and remained 
in active service after the war. 

Children : 

1. Cecilla Louise^ Kellogg, b. Oct. 27, 1869. 

2. Edward Hanley, b. Oct. 20, 1871. He was a 
Lieutenant in the Army in 1903. 

9. Ellen Hooper, b. June 16, 1845; d. Feb. 12, 1887; 
m. Mar. 28, 1872, Capt. George Dana Hill. 
He was drowned Dec. 4, 1890. He served through 
the Civil War on the Staff of General Sheridan 
and lost an arm at Appomattox. 

Children: 

1. Eliza Maud^ Hill, b. May 13, 1873; m. 
Wendell Bowman. Resides in Seattle. 

2. George Edward, b. Apr. 1, 1877. Resides in 
Seattle. 

7. Charles, b. Apr. 29, 1793; d. at sea. 
V. Eleanor, b. Oct. 10, 1754; d. Nov. 10, 1819; m. May 31, 1781, 
Capt. Samuel Ingersol, of Salem, Mass. He died Oct. 9, 
1807. 

Children: 

1. Nancy^ Ingersol, b. Aug. 28, 1782; d. Apr. 29, 1826. 

2. Sarah, b. Mar. 9, 1784; d. Oct. 29, 1870, aged 86 years; 
m. Nov. 5, 1821, Nathaniel Hooper, a widower with 
eight children. His dau. Eliza m. Deacon William 
Brown. 

3. Samuel, b. Oct. 13, 1785; d. Nov. 14, 1820; m. Susan 
Whittlesey, of New Haven, Conn. She married as 
her second husband, William Tappan Eustis, a widower, 
with one son, the Rev. W. T. Eustis. 

Rev. Samuel Ingersol, after following the sea as a 
sailor, became a clergyman. He was ordained as a 
clergyman, June 14, 1820, at Shrewsbury, Mass. No 
children. 
15. vi. Richard Perkins, b. Nov. 3, 1756. 

vii. Mary, b. Sept. 3, 1760; d. in Beverly, Mass., Feb. 21, 1842, 
aged 82 years; m. May 3, 1789, Hon. Moses, son of Isaac and 
Mary (Balch) Brown, b. Apr. 6, 1748, d. June 16, 1820, aged 
72 years. 



MATTHEW LINE, FIFTH GENERATION 85 

Moses Brown entered college, being prepared by his uncle. 
Rev. Thomas Balch of Dedham, Mass., and was graduated at 
Harvard in 1768. He became a merchant of great influence 
and strength, beginning in the autumn of 1772, after having 
taught school in Framingham, Lexington, and Lincoln. In the 
contest of the Colonies with Great Britain he took a most 
zealous part, himself raising a company of men in July, 1775, 
receiving a commission from James Warner, President of the 
Provincial Congress. In January, 1776 he became Captain in 
Glover's Regiment (the 14th Regiment of the Continental 
Army), his commission being signed by John Hancock, 
President of the Congress. He fought in the Battle of Trenton, 
N. J. On the expiration of his enlistment in 1777, he resumed 
business in his old home, Beverly, continuing in active pursuits 
until 1800, when, with a vigorous constitution and in active 
and useful life, he retired with an ample fortune. He served 
as a member of the State Legislature and was Presidential 
Elector in 1808. In his social, domestic and public relations 
and in his generous donations to public and private charities, 
he ranked very high. He left by bequest two thousand dollars 
to the Theological Institute of Harvard College, Cambridge. 
Children : 

1. Charles^ Brown, b. May 24, 1793, in Beverly; 
d. July 21, 1856; m, Dec. 14, 1825, Elizabeth 
Isabella, dau. of Bryant Parrot and Zebiah 
Cravath (Brown) Tilden, b. May 25, 1806. Zebiah 
was a sister of Deacon William Brown, Jr. 

Charles Brown was graduated at Harvard in 
1812. He made his home in Boston. His wife, 
Zebiah, was also a sister of Anne, wife of Rev. 
Dr. Ezra Styles Gannett. 
Children : 

1. Hannah Tilden* Brown, b. Nov. 2, 1826. 

2. Francis Perkins, b, Dec. 8, 1827; d. Nov. 
30, 1888. 

3. Edward Ingersoll, b. Feb. 11, 1833; Harvard 
University, 1852. 

2. George, b. Nov. 27, 1794 in Beverly; d. July 25, 
1796. 

3. George, b. Nov. 29, 1799 in Beverly; lost on a sea 
voyage to China, Aug. 1846; m. Dec. 9, 1821, 
his cousin, Harriet, dau. of Daniel and Margaret 
Barnes Bridge. He was appointed Commissioner 
to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian) in 1843. 

13. CORNET NATHANIEL^ BRIDGE (8. Matthew*, 
Matthew^, Matthew'^, John}), first of Cambridge, afterwards of 
Waltham, b. July 8, 17-25; died Dec. 19, 1794; married Apr. 5, 
1753, Mary, daughter of William and Mary (Saunderson) Fiske 



86 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

of Waltham, born July 1, 1734, died Mar. 1, 1818, aged 83 years. 
Papers, the main part of them originally furnished by the head 
of the Bartlet (Bartletot) family, now living in England, seem 
to trace clearly her descent from one at least of the followers of 
William the Conqueror. The descent is through Ensign Thomas 
Bartlett, Watertown, 1635, an original proprietor, whose youngest 
daughter, Abial, married Deacon Jonathan Saunderson. Their 
son, Edward, was father of Mary (Saunderson) Fiske. 

Cornet Nathaniel was Selectman from 1767 to 1777. He was 
known by the title of "Friend of Washington," whom he used to 
entertain at his home while the army was in the neighborhood 
of Cambridge, " A true friend of Liberty. " For his time, Nathaniel 
was very wealthy, especially in houses and lands. He made his 
wife administratrix and remembered with great care all of his 
children, especially his four girls. On the marriage of his eldest 
son, William, he gave him a deed to one-half of the entire estate. 
The other portion at his decease went to his daughter Anna. 

Will of Cornet Nathaniel 

In the Name of God Amen, the Second Day of April One 

Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninety two. I Nathaniel Bridge 

of Waltham in the County of Middlesex in the Commonwealth 

of Massachusetts Gentleman being of sound disposing mind and 

memory thanks be given to God therefor calling unto mind the 

Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all 

men once to Die do make and ordain this my last Will and 

Testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and 

recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my 

Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian 

burial at the direction of my Executrix Nothing doubting but 

at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by 

the Mighty Power of God, And as touching such Wordly estate 

wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and 

Dispose of the same in the following manner and form, after 

my full debts and funeral Charges are paid & Satisfied, — 

Imp" I give and bequeath to my son William his heirs and 

assigns forever, the East end of my Dwelling House, the East 

half of my barn and the East end of my Mill house, half the Cow 

yard half the Mill Yard and a Certain tract of land described 

by the following Bounds; Viz. Beginning at the Land of Phineas 

Lawrance at the Northeast corner of the South field so called, 

then turning & running Westerly as the Wall now stands until 

it comes to a cross then turning & running Northerly until it 

comes to the Yard before the house, then turning and running 

Westerly with said yard fence until it comes to the Middle thereof. 



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then turning & running Northerly until it comes to the front 
Door and through the house so as to include the Yard at the back 
Door of Said East end of said dwelling house to the fence and 
well, then turning & running Easterly until it comes to the Brook 
Pasture so called, then turning & running Northerly to the Brook 
& a pair of bars East of said Brook then turning & running 
Northerly as the Wall now stands until it comes to the North 
field so called then keeping the West Wall to the end of the field, 
then turning & running Easterly until it comes to the upper field 
Wall, keeping said Wall until it comes to a Walnut Tree marked 
in the corner of the Wall, then turning & running North Northerly 
on a straight line thro' the wood Lot until it comes to a Swamp 
White Oak tree marked near to the Land belonging to the heirs 
of Isaac Rand, Esq. deceased So keeping the bounds of my land 
by that of Said Rands and Francis Bowman's untill it comes 
to Cambridge corner (so called) then turning & running Westerly 
on the line between Lexington and Waltham until it comes to 
the upper field Wall — then turning & running Southeasterly 
as the Wall now stands to the Meadow belonging to the heirs of 
Jonas Lawrance dec*^. then turning & running Westerly by Lands 
of the widow Barnard Josiah Hastings. Elijah & Phineas Lawrance 
to the first mentioned corner at the South field, with Liberty of 
passing across my other Lands to the Barn, Cyder Mill House 
and to the Town Way as occasion may require where it will be 
most convenient & do the least damage, with Carriages, or to 
drive Cattle or in any other way or manner : — Also Liberty of 
passing into the Cellar and of useing the front Entry and Stair 
way as occasion may require. Excepting & Reserving Liberty 
of passing across Said Devised Lands with a team or to drive 
Cattle or in any other way or manner as occasion may require 
where it will be convenient and do the least damage, a privilege 
in the well for drawing of water and Setting of Tubs, liberty of 
using any Building or buildings standing in the back yard. 
I Likewise give to my said Son William half my wearing apparel 
half my Pew in Waltham meeting House, half my Imp stock and 
half my farming utensils, which is his full share in my Estate. 
Item. I give to my Son Nathaniel the other haK of my wearing 
apparel. 

Item. I give to my Daughter Anne Seventy four pounds Lawfull 
money to be paid her within one year after my Decease, by my 
Executrix out of my Personal Estate which will be equal to what 
her sisters received at their Marriage. 

Item. I give unto my well beloved Wife Mary all my Household 
Furniture my Clock and Chaise and the Improvements of the 
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Natural Life. She first paying out of my Personal Estate my 
just debts and Funeral charges. 

Item. My Will is further, after the Decease of my said wife 
that all my Estate Real and Personal not aheady disposed off 
be equally divided among my four children: Viz Abigail Bemis, 
Nathaniel Bridge, Anne Bridge and Sarah Flagg, and the Children 
of my Daughter Bent deceased, (the children of my Daughter 
Bent to share one fifth of said Real & Personal Estate) And in 
case any or either of my said Children or grand children die before 
my said Wife, the heirs of those that have deceased to share what 
the deceased would have shared if they had lived. 
Finally. I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Wife Mary 
my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, and I do 
hereby utterly disallow revoke and do annull all and every other 
former Testament Wills Legacies Bequests & Executors by me 
in any ways before named Willed and Bequeathed. Ratifying and 
Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. 
Li Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 
day and ye&T first before written. 

Nathaniel Bridge & Seal. 

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said 
Nathaniel Bridge as his last Will and Testament in the presence 
of us the subscribers. 
Josiah Whitney 
Rhoda Whitney 
Jonathan Whitney 

Everything approved by Oliver Prescott, Probate Judge, 
Apr. 7, 1795. 

Children : 

16. i. William^ Bridge, b. Mar. 2, 1754. 

ii. Maey, b. Jan. 11, 1756; d. Dec. 26, 1790; m. (I) Jan. 11, 1776, 
William, Jr., son of William and Elizabeth (Brown) Coolidge, 
b. Oct. 2, 1749, d. Mar. 25, 1779; (II), Oct. 26, 1780, Deacon 
Matthias Bent, of Framingham, b. in Framingham, Sept. 4, 
1752, d. Feb. 4, 1826, aged 74- years. He was a Sergeant in the 
Revolutionary War; also Town Treasurer. 
Children: 
1. William' Cooledge, b. Jan. 28, 1777, in Livermore, 
Me.; d. in 1822; m. in 1800, Mart, dau. of Major Jonathan 
Hale of Sutton, Mass., and settled for a short time in Livermore, 
Me., where he followed the various occupations of captain, 
schoolmaster and fireman, etc. 
Children : 

1. WiLUAM* Coolidge, b. ; d. at the age of 

twenty-four, unm. 

2. Mary, d. at the age of twenty-three, imm. 



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3. Edward. He had two children. 

4. Jonathan Hale. He m. and had children. 

5. John, d. in 1841, unm. 

2. Mary, b. July, 1778; d. Nov. 27, 1778. 

3. Mary Bent, b. Aug. 1781 ; d. in infancy. 

4. Abigail, b. Sept. 10, 1782; d. Sept. 28, 1841, in Bath, 
N. H., unm. She was a writer of children's books. 

5. Nancy, b. July 8, 1784; d. Dec. 6, 1869, aged 85 years, 
unm. 

6. Martin, b. Oct. 28, 1785; d. Nov. 11, 1787. 

7. Matthias, b. Aug. 11, 1788; d. Aug. 15, 1789. 

8. Isaac, b. Dec. 21, 1790; d. Dec. 26, 1790, with his 
mother. 

iii. Abigail, b. July 24, 1758; d. Feb. 19, 1833, aged 75 years, 
m. Sept. 4, 1783, Capt. Nathaniel, son of David and Mary 
(Bowman) Bemis, of Watertown, b. Dec. 20, 1756, d. Mar. 6, 
1835, aged 79 years. He was a cabinet maker, a Selectman, and 
a Captain in the Watertown militia. 
Children born in Watertown: 

1. Nathaniel^ Bemis, b. June 16, 1784; d. Aug. 23, 1839; 
m. in 1812, Anna, dau. of John Richardson. Esq .. of 
Newton, who dTTn 1837. He was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1806; became a phj^sician and a member of 
the Massachusetts Medical Society in 1811. 
Children: 

1. Mary* Bemis, b. Aug. 1821; d. in 1840, unm. 

2. Nathaniel, Jr., b. Dec. 1823; m. (Int.), Aug. 2, 
1846, Mary Ann Waterson, dau. of David and 
Sarah (Carter) Dinsmore, of Northboro, and 
settled in Framingham. 

Child: 

George Richardson^ Bemis, b. May 26, 
1847; d. Feb. 6, 1858. 

2. Charles, b. Mar. 24, 1786; was graduated at Harvard 
in 1808. Became a practicing lawyer; m. Mar. 2, 1815, 
his cousin, Anne, dau. of Isaac and Mary (Bemis) Vose, 
Children: 

1. Charles Vose^ Bemis, b. June 21, 1816; m. in 
Keene, N. H., May 5, 1841, Elizabeth F., dau. 
of Hon. William and Fanny (Goodhue) Henry, 
of Vermont. He was graduated from Harvard Col- 
lege in 1835, M.D.; in 1839, M.M.S.S.; physician, 
Medford. Res. Medford. 

Children: 

1. Fanny E.' Bemis, b. Aug. 2, 1843. 

2. Alice Goodhue, b. Oct. 1855. 

2. Abby Vose, b. Sept. 9, 1818; m. in Watertown, in 
1855, Charles I. Barr^. 

3. Isaac Vose, b, Nov. 5. 1824; d. in Watertown, 



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Oct. 3, 1872. A lawyer, but owing to ill health 
had ceased to practice. 
3. David, b. June 20, 1798; was graduated at Harvard 
College, M.D. in 1828; became a notable physician 
and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, 
unm. Resided in Springfield, Mass. 
17. iv. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 24, 1760. 

V. M\TTHEW, b. Aug. 28, 1763; d. Sept. 1, 1763. 
vi. Anna, b. Aug. 3, 1765; d. Mar. 4, 1850, aged 85 years; m. 
Aug. 23, 1801, Isaac, son of Abraham and Sarah (Wheeler) 
Sanderson, b. Oct. 1, 1765, d. Mar. 23, 1845, aged 80 years. 
Child: Isaac Sanderson, h. Aug. 24, 1805; d. Aug. 28, 1838; 
m. Alice Badlam, Jan. 9, 1831, b. May 1, 1811. 
vii. Sarah, b. June 14, 1768; d. Mar. 23, 1855, aged 87 years; m. 
Apr. 13, 1790, Solomon, son of William and Lydia (Child) 
Flagg, b. in 1761, d. Mar. 23, 1830. No children. 



SIXTH GENERATION 

14. DANIEL^ BRIDGE (12. Mattheio\ Matthew\ Matthew^ 
Matthew^, Joh'n}), born in Framingham, Feb. 19, 1751; died in 
Montreal, Canada, Feb. 27, 1828, aged 77 years; married in 
Montreal, Aug. 26, 1793, Margaret Barnes, born in Nine Part- 
ners, N. Y., July 22, 1771, died in St. Jacques, Canada, Dec. 6, 
1825. Her parents are said to have left Holland for political 
reasons. 

In 1781, Daniel built a small red store in Framingham Center, 
which he occupied as felt-maker and hatter. He sold his property 
in Framingham in 1784 to his brother. Dr. Richard Perkins 
Bridge, of Petersham, and removed to Canada, settling in 
Montreal, May 29, 1786. 
Children born in Canada: 

i. Nancy^ Bbidge, b. Oct. 13, 1794; m. (I), Feb. 13, 1815, 
Philemon Turkill of Regault, b. July 7, 1791 in New Bedford, 
Mass.; d. Dec. 11, 1820; (II), May 13, 1824, Martin Strong 
Parker, M.D., b. in Cornwall, Vt., Oct. 21, 1784, d. Oct. 21, 
1825; (III), Mar. 8, 1831, John Jefferies, of Bulkington, 
Wiltshire, England, b. Nov. 21, 1782, d. Aug. 15, 1866, aged 
84 years. 
Children: 

1. Philemon* Turrill, Jr., b. Aug. 20, 1817; d. Mar. 4, 
1821. 

2. Ariel, b. Apr. 5, 1820; drowned about 1840. 

3. Francis Bridge Parker, b. Feb. 21, 1825; d. Aug. 
22, 1826. 

4. Nancy Jane Jefferies, b. Feb. 23, 1832; d. Mar. 19, 
1881; m. Rev. William Creighton. Four children. 

ii. Thomas, b. June 11, 1796; murdered in 1818. 
iii. Mary Ann, b. Nov. 11, 1798; d. Jan. 13, 1813. 
iv. Harriet, b. Feb. 11, 1801; d. Oct. 26, 1859; m. Dec. 9, 1821, 
George, son of Honorable Moses and Mary (Bridge) Brown, 
her cousin. He was lost at sea with his oldest son. His wife 
was considered to be very beautiful. 
Children: 

1. George Harrington* Brown, b. Sept. 28, 1822; lost 
at sea, Aug. 1846. 

2. Charles Henry, b. July 5, 1824; d. July 31, 1852, unm. 

3. Samuel Patten Ingersol, b. Jan. 27, 1826; d. Mar. 
6, 1872. 

4. Mary Ella, b. Nov. 24, 1827. 

5. Moses, b. June 30, 1834; d. Dec. 4, 1879. 



92 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

V. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 13, 1803; m. Apr. 30, 1830, Daniel McGie, 
of Quebec, b. in Scotland. He d. July 23, 1834, of Asiatic 
cholera. 
Children : 

1. George Brown^ McGie, d. at the age of four months. 

2. Daniel Bridge, d. at the age of eight months. 

vi. Richard Perkins, b. Apr. 1, 1805; d. Oct. 19, 1843 by falling 
from the mast of a vessel iato the hold. 

18. vii. Daniel, b. Aug. 1, 1807. 

19. viii. John Andrew, b. Aug. 22, 1809. 

15. RICHARD PERKINS^ BRIDGE, M.D. (12. Matthew', 
Mattheu/^, Mattheic^, Matthew'^, John^), born Nov. 3, 1756; died 
Aug. 22, 1797; married in 1778, Anna, daughter of Rev. Timothy 
and Anne (Harrington) Harrington, of Lancaster. Her father 
married (his second wife), Anna (Perkins) Bridge, mother of her 
husband. See account of Rev. Matthew Bridge. 

Richard Perkins Bridge lived in Petersham, where all of his 
children were born. He served as surgeon's mate on the brigantine 
Tyrannicide, which was commanded by Capt. Joshua Harraden, 
and was engaged Mar. 11, 1777, and discharged Aug. 29, 1777. 
He studied medicine and settled in Petersham. Anna married 
(II), Dr. Fisher of Beverly, Nov. 4, 1807. She died Jan. 9, 1829 
in Beverly. 

Children : 

i. Louisa^ Bridge, b. in Petersham, Oct. 9, 1779; d. Feb. 27» 
1857, aged 78 years; m. Mar. 29, 1807, Capt. Abraham Kilham' 
of Beverly, son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Kimball) Kilham. 
of Wenham, where he was b. Feb. 19, 1765, d. Nov. 24, 1834- 
She was his second wife. He was a shipmaster and merchant- 
He bought the Cabot-Lee house, Beverly, which has been 
in the family for one hundred and seventeen years. 
Children: 
1. Edward^ Kilham, b. Dec. 9, 1807; d. Oct. 13, 1854; 
m. Elizabeth, dau. of George and Elizabeth (Chapman) 
Groce, b. Nov. 30, 1808, d. Feb. 4, 1899, aged 91 years. 
He was a sea captain. 
Children born in Beverly: 
1. Edward Austin^ Kilham, b. Nov. 4, 1833; d. Oct. 
26, 1899; m. Oct. 16, 1861, Helen E., dau. of Rev. 
Edwin and Elizabeth (Mason) Seabury, b. in North 
Yarmouth, Me., July 2, 1838. 
Children : 

1. Arthur EdwardI" Kilham, b. Aug. 12, 1862. 

2. Ml^BEL Louisa, b. June 7, 1866. 

3. Albert Lester, b. Apr. 23, 1868; d. Jan. 14, 
1917. 



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2. Charles Harrington, b. Mar. 27, 1835; m. Jan. 
8, 1853, Maria F., dau. of Capt. Israel F. and 
Catharine (Putnam) Ober, who d. Mar. 1, 1921. 
He is living in Beverly (1923) aged 88 years. 

He was for some years cashier of a bank in 
Boston, and on leaving there was treasurer of the 
Beverly Savings Bank for twenty-five years. 
Children : 

1. Edward^" Kilham, b. Feb. 1, 1859; removed 
to California, was in business in San Diego, 
and Los Angeles; returned to Boston; d. in 
Beverly, July 11, 1901, unm. 

2. Florence, b. Nov. 19, 1860; m. Oct. 2, 1889, 
Charles H. Low of Derry, N. H. Removed 
to San Diego, Cal., where he d. Dec. 28, 1913. 
Mrs. Low resides in San Diego. 

1. Raymond" Low, b. Dec. 16, 1890. 
Aviator in France, rank of First Lieu- 
tenant, spring of 1918 to Feb. 1919. 

2. Catherine, b. Apr. 12, 1896; d. Nov. 7, 
1918. 

3. Walter Harrington, b. Aug. 30, 1868; m. 
June 17, 1896, Jane, dau. of William J. and 
Martha (Miller) Houston, of San Francisco, 
b. Feb. 22, 1871. She is an artist. Was 
trained in New York and Paris. He is an 
architect. Was educated at Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology and graduated in the 
class of 1889. He won the Rotch Traveling 
Scholarship in 1893; traveled in Europe, 
1893-95, and has twice visited Europe since, 
also traveled somewhat in Mexico. During 
the World War, he was employed by the 
Emergency Fleet Corporation to design 
housing for ship-workers, and carried out the 
work for over three hundred homes and other 
buildings in Portsmouth, N. H. Res. Boston. 
Children : 

1. Jeannette" Kilham, b. May 7, 1897. 
She was trained in the Boston Art Museum 
School. Is engaged in art work in Boston. 

2. Teresa C, b. Aug. 28, 1898. Graduated 
at Vassar College, 1921. 

3. Walter H., Jr., b. Apr. 29, 1904. Now 
in Harvard University, class of 1925. 

4. Peter, b. Dec. 12, 1905. 

5. Aline, b. Jan. 28, 1909. 

6. Lawrence, b. Aug. 11, 1910. 

3. Daniel, b. Aug. 4, 1837; d. Oct. 9, 1839. 



94 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

4, Daniel Abraham (Capt.), b. July 18, 1840; d. 
Jan. 26, 1915, aged 75 years; m. Jan. 18, 1866, 
Abi Adeline, dau. of Henry Flint and Harriet 
Adeline (Pope) Putnam of Danvers, b. Jan. 10, 
1842, d. Aug. 20, 1870. 

Child: 

Grace Putnam'" Kilham, b. Jan. 11, 1867; 
m. Jan. 22, 1890, Eli Gilmore, son of Alfred 
Jr. and Clarinda (Murdock) Greene. Mr. 
Greene is in the shoe business. Res. Swamp- 
scott, Mass. 
Children: 

1, Daniel Kilham" Greene, b. Apr. 28, 
1891; d. May 5, 1891. 

2. Elizabeth Putnam, b. Apr. 12, 1894. 

3, Constance Kilham, b. Dec. 1, 1895. 

4. Eli Gilmore, Jr., b. Jan, 22, 1899; d. 
Dec. 30, 1915. 

5. George William, b. May 10, 1843; d. Sept. 11, 
1843. 

2. Elizabeth (Betsey) Lovett^ b. Apr. 10, 1810; d. 
Sept. 26, 1828. 

3. Charles Abraham, b. Feb. 9, 1812; d. Nov. 27, 1865; 
m. Mar. 11, 1847, Hannah Fisk, dau. of Nathaniel 
and Elizabeth Kilham (Dodge) Conant, b. Aug. 27, 
1822, d. May 17, \9'i\,aged 99 years. He was a merchant; 
lived in Lowell, Mass., in 1835; in Boston in 1843; in 
Wenham, in 1857, afterwards in Beverly. 

Children : 

1. Mary Bridge' Kilham, b. Feb. 14, 1849; d. Sept. 
28, 1922, aged 73 years; m. Jan. 25, 1883, her second 
cousin, Henry Austin, son of Albert and Olive 
(Fairfield) Dodge, who d. Jan. 23, 1901. 
Children: 

1. Olive Fairfieldio Dodge, b. Sept. 24, 1885. 

2. Charles Kilham, b. Feb. 12, 1888; m. Anna 
Leverich Collins, Dec. 25, 1919. 

3. Henry Austin, b. Mar. 28, 1893; d. Aug. 10, 
1914. 

2. Anna Fisk, b. Apr. 10, 1851 ; unm. 

3. Charles Austin, b. Dec. 18, 1853; d. June 21, 
1916; m. Oct. 11, 1888, Isabel Bliss. 

Children : 

1. Jane'" Kilham, b. Dec. 26, 1896. 

2. Charles Rodman, b. Apr. 25, 1899. He 
enlisted Sept. 1918; trained at Paris Island, 
S. C, and in Virginia; was ready for service 
and about to sail for France when the armis" 
tice was signed. Was in the 185th Co., 15th 



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Regiment U. S. M. C. Service mostly in 
San Domingo. Discharged Nov. 1919. 

4. Betsey Loveit, b. Dec. 24, 1855; d. Apr. 14, 1916, 
unm. 

5. Elizabeth Helen, b. Feb. 12, 1858. 

6. Henrietta Bridge, b. Dec. 24, 1862. 

4. Daniel, b. Dec. 19, 1813; d. Apr. 7, 1826. 

5. Austin Daniel, b. in Beverly, July 25, 1817; d. Oct. 24, 
1887, aged 70 years; m. Sept. 13, 1843, Susan Coffin, 
dau. of Col. Peter and Susan Coffin (March) Chadwick, 
b. in Exeter, N. H., Sept. 19, 1823; d. in Beverly, 
Apr. 1, 1905, aged 82 years. He was a merchant in 
Boston. 

Children born in Beverly: 

1. Alfred Austin^ Kilham, b. Aug. 24, 1844; d. 
Jan. 8, 1854. 

2. Joseph Chadwick, b. Nov. 21, 1846; m. Dec. 18, 
1878, Eliza B., dau. of Rufus Bailey and Sally 
(Jones) Walker, b. Mar. 29, 1850. No children. 

3. Louisa Bridge, b. Sept. 26, 1848; unm. 

4. Annie .IVIarch, b. Aug. 28, 1851. unm. 

5. Susan Chadwick, b. July 10, 1853; d. Sept. 29, 
1922. 

6. Alfred Chadwick, b. Aug. 28, 1855; m. Jan. 23, 
1889, Grace Hortense, dau. of George B. and 
Catherine (Grenon) McMerrick, b. Jan. 21, 1860, 
in Tonawanda, N. Y. She was of Springfield, Mo. 
He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. Moved to Springfield, Mo. 
Children : 

1. Austin Daniel^" Kilham, b. in Springfield, 
Mo., Sept. 16, 1890; m. Aug. 16, 1917, Susie 
Estelle, dau. of Capt. John and Mary S. 
(Tankard) Badger; Drury College, A.B. 1913; 
University of Missouri, B.S. 1914; Assistant 
and Extension Professor of Pomology, Massa- 
chusetts State Agricultural College. 

He served in the early part of the World 
War as Secretary Massachusetts State Com- 
mission on Food Production; Oct. 9, 1918, 
enlisted in the United States Army Infantry 
Replacement Troops, Camp Lee; discharged 
Nov. 23, 1918. 
Children : 

1. Mary Sue" Kilham, b. June 22, 1918. 

2. Alfred Chadwick, b. Feb. 7, 1920. 

2. Catherine Chadwick, b. Dec. 9, 1893; m. 
May 4, 1921, Frank Elliott, son of Frank 
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JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ChUd: 

Ann Chadwick" Adams, b. Feb. 6, 1922. 

7. Eleanor Bridge^ Kilham, M.D., b. Apr. 3, 1858. 
Resident Physician New York Infirmary for 
Women and Children, 1885-95. Professor of 
Obstetrics, Woman's College of New York. In 
May, 1915 she sailed for France; served in the 
French Military Hospital at Noyon; visited 
hospitals in Paris and vicinity to ascertain their 
needs; stationed at Depot of Civilian Relief in 
Noyon and Ham; later established in connection 
with the A. F. F. W., Dispensary at Gerbeviller; 
received from the French Government Medaille 
d' Honneur, and Medaille de Reconnaissance 
Francaise. Unm. 

8. Austin, b. Dec. 6, 1859; d. June 20, 1861. 

9. Frances Rogers, b. Sept. 11, 1862. Unm. 

ii. Henrietta, b. in Petersham, Aug. 10, 1781; d. Apr. 1, 1863, 
aged 82 years; m. Feb. 13, 1808, Rev. Samuel Dana of Marble- 
head; D.D. Harvard College, 1796. 

Samuel Dana was ordained Oct. 7, 1801. During his thirty- 
sLx years of labor, four hundred and eighty members were 
added to the church. He resigned in 1837 and was dismissed 
by Council at his own request. 

The following is taken from the "Richard Dana Genealogy" 
compiled by Rev. John Fay Dana, 1865. 

"Rev. Samuel Dana was in the Fifth Generation from 
Richard Dana, the first in this Country. He (Rev. Samuel) 
was the son of Rev. Joseph Dana, of Ipswich, who S. T. D. 
Harvard, 1801; graduated from Yale 1760, and married 
three times. " 

Rev. Samuel Dana was b. May 7, 1778 (Harvard College 
1796) and was the pastor at Marblehead. He m. (I), Susan 
Coombs, who d. Sept. 13, 1805. They had four children, all 
dying under three years of age. He m. (II), Henrietta 
Bridge. The following are the children of this marriage. 
Children: 
1. Henrietta Bridge^ Dana, b. Jan. 6, 1809; m. June 23, 
1836, Augustus Allen Hayes, M.D. Doctor Hayes 
was a distinguished chemist of Roxbury, Mass. 
Children: 
1. Augustus Allen' Hayes, b. Sept. 8, 1837; 
graduated at Harvard College, 1857; m. Apr. 10, 
1871, Emily Roelker, dau. of William Henry 
Fuller and niece of the Countess d' Ossoli (Margaret 
Fuller). 

Augustus Allen Hayes was State Assayer of 
Massachusetts. He was in India, China and Japan 
for seventeen years. 



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Child: 

Florence Rowan'" Hayes, b. in 1873. 

2. Samuel Dana, b. Oct. 21, 1840. 

3. Sophia W., b. May 15, 1846; m. (I) Commander 
W. H. Dana, of the United States Navy; (II), 
Lieut. George E. Sage, of the United States 
Army. 

2. Samuel Turner, b. May 28, 1810; m. Dec. 19, 1839, 
Mary E. Crockett. He was a merchant in Boston. 
Children: 

1. Henrietta Bridge' Dana, b. Sept. 1840; m. 
Dr. George H. Lyman, of Boston, Feb. 1879. 

2. Samuel Herbert, b. Nov. 20, 1841; d. in Nov. 
1855. 

3. Mary Gertrude, b. Nov. 14, 1847; m. Herbert 
C. Mason, Oct. 1868. 

4. Anna Hartley, b. in 1851; m. Dr. George H. 
BixBY, Nov. 1878. 

3. Richard Perkins, b. May 28, 1810; m. July 22, 1835, 
Juliette Starr, of Hudson, N. Y. 

Children : 

1. Richard Starr' Dana, b. May 23, 1836. 

2. Juliette Henrietta, b. Jan. 27, 1838; m. Mr. E. L. 

ViELE. 

3. William Starr, b. Apr. 20, 1843. 

4. Mary Dane, b. May 15, 1812; d. Apr. 1866, leaving 
no children; m. (I), Sept. 21, 1835, Asa Woodbury; 
(II), Nov. 1853, Rev. Jacob Abbott, of Farmington, 
Me. and New York City. She was his second wife. 

Rev. Jacob Abbott was the popular preacher, teacher, 
and author. He was the first pastor, 1834, of the 
Eliot Church, Roxbury, Mass.; was connected with 
the famous Mt. Vernon School for Girls, in Boston; 
was author of the famous " RoUo Books. " His influence 
over chUdren and youth was almost unlimited. Of him 
it was said, "He loved God and little children." The 
editor of this Genealogy gratefully acknowledges that 
many of his early intellectual tastes were due to these 
captivating "RoUo Books." One son of this famous 
writer was Rev. Lyman Abbott, D.D. who succeeded 
Henry Ward Beecher in the Plymouth Church pulpit, 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; afterwards was editor in New York 
City of the Literary Digest with Theodore Roosevelt 
as one of his associates. 

5. Ann Harrington, b. Dec. 4, 1814; unm. 

6. Susan Coombs, b. July 16, 1817; m. in Boston, Dec. 6, 
1838, William Richard (M.D.), son of Hon. Amos 
and Sarah (Richard) Lawrence; Harvard College, 1845. 
Amos Lawrence was the notable "Merchant Prince" 



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JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

of Boston, whose benevolences from 1830 until his 
death amounted to $639,000. He was a member of the 
Massachusetts Legislature and was Presidential Elector 
in 1852. His biographer entitled him, "A model of 
business success, honorable dealing, benefaction, purity, 
piety. Christian faith and well doing. " 

His son, William R., was a student and traveler; 
was in Paris at the time of the French Revolution, 
and after some time in medical practice, gave his 
entire attention to hospital and orphanage work. 
^Yith his brother, Amos A., he built the "Church of our 
Saviour," Protestant Episcopal, at Longwood, 
Brookline, as a memorial to their father, Hon. Amos 
LawTence. 

1. Fkancis William' Lawrence, b. Nov. 20, 1839; 
d. in Brookline, Mar. 10, 1903; m. Jan. 27, 1863, 
LuciLLA, dau. of Hon. Charles Russell and Martha 
(Jackson) Train, of Framingham, b. Aug. 8, 1842. 

He was a Selectman of Brookline for eleven 
years and trustee of various institutions. He 
served as acting surgeon in the Civil War. 

2. Arthur, b. Aug. 22, 1842; m. in Stockbridge, Mass., 
June 12, 1877, Allison Ttjrnbull, dau. of Samuel 
and Allison (Turnbull) Lawrence, b. in Lowell, 
Mass., May 24, 1843, d. May 22, 1884. He was 
graduated from Harvard College in 1863; D.D. 
by Williams College, 1893. He became rector at 
St. Paul's Church, Stockbridge, Mass., in 1906. 
He served in the United States Christian Com- 
mission in the Civil War, and as a Volunteer Aid to 
General Howard during "Sherman's March to 
the Sea" in 1865. 

3. Robert Means, b. May 14, 1847; m. June 30, 1870, 
Catharine Lawrence, dau. of Nehemiah and 
Catharine A. (Means) Cleaveland; Harvard College 
1860, recei\nng his A.B. later and M.D. in 1873. 

7. Abigail Fisher, b. Oct. 19, 1819; m. Sept. 25, 1849, 
Hon. Judge Seth, son of the celebrated Fisher Ames, 
who was Judge of the Supreme Court of INIassachusetts. 
Judge Seth Ames was b. in Dedham, Apr. 19, 1805; 
was graduated from Harvard College in 1835. He was a 
widower when he married Abigail Fisher Dana. He 
was Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Massa- 
chusetts; also Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial 
Court of Massachusetts. His father was a statesman, 
orator, writer and Member of Congress, through 
President Washington's administration. His precocity 
is shown from the fact that he was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1774, when but sixteen years old. 



MATTHEW LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 99 

8. Sarah Elizabeth, h. Feb. 6, 1822. 

9. Israel Thorndike, b. Apr. 11, 1825; d. Dec. 18, 1825. 
10. Israel Thorndike, b. June 6, 1827; M.D.; m. Sept. 28, 

1854, Carrie I. Starr. It is supposed that Dr. Israel 
Thorndike Dana moved to Portland, Me. 
iii. Nancy, b. in Petersham, Oct. 5, 1783; d. July 11, 1858, in 

Beverly, unm., aged 75 years. 
iv. Henry, b. in Petersham, Aug. 19, 1785; lost at sea in 1820. 
V. Richard, b. in Petersham, June 9, 1787; lost at sea, Oct. 15, 
1805, at the age of eighteen. 
20. vi. ]VL\tthew, b. Feb. 18, 1789. 

vii. Mary, b. in Petersham, Jan. 29, 1791; d. Feb. 21, 1834. 
viii. Charles, b. in Petersham, Dec. 31, 1792; drowned May 16, 
1818, while on a pleasure excursion at Charleston, S. C. His 
body was buried in Charleston. 

16. WILLIAM^ BRIDGE (13. Nathaniel, Matthew\ Matthew^ 
Matthew^, John^), born Mar. 2, 1754; d. Sept. 15, 1818; married 
in Cambridge, Dec. 11, 1783, Betty, daughter of William and 
Mary (Reed) Bowman, born Jan. 11, 1761, died in Waltham, 
Feb. 24, 1847, aged 86 years. 
Children : 

i. PoLLY^ Bridge, b. Jan. 3, 1785; d. Sept. 24, 1854. 
ii. Priscilla, b. Nov. 9, 1789; d. Nov. 19, 1878, aged 89 years. 
Priscilla Bridge, formerly of Waltham, died in West Newton, 
at the residence of Mrs. B. T. Lane, on Nov. 19, 1878. 

In the death of Miss Bridge one of the old families of 
Waltham became extinct. She was the dau. of Mr. William 
Bridge, who owned the estate adjoining that of the late Dr. E. 
Hobbs, and which had been owned and occupied by the 
Bridge family for four generations. A deed of the real estate 
above mentioned is in the possession of the family, given by 
Matthew Bridge to his son, Matthew, dated in the third year 
of the reign of his Majesty, King George I, 1717, witnessed by 
John Hancock in his own handwriting. This deed, if now 
existing, is over two hundred years old. 

It is an interesting historical reminiscence when one such 
family of early settlers comes to an end, and the family tomb 
opens for the last time. 

The family tomb is in Grove Hill Cemetery, where rests the 
aged woman after a long life of quiet, unobtrusive usefulness. 
Her last days were made pleasant by the kind care and minis- 
trations of one for whom she had cared and loved from her 
infancy, and thus the bread cast upon the waters came back to 
her, a solace in her declining years, and her dying bed was 
made soft by loving and grateful hands. 

The deceased expressed an anxious wish that she might live 
until she was eighty-four and she did. 



100 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

iii. Betsey, b. Apr. 11, 1791; d. Dec. 31, 1811. 

iv. Emma, b. Dec. 2, 1794; d. Jan. 23, 1865, aged 71 years. 

V Abigail, b. Dec. 16, 1797; d. Aug. 11, 1853. 

In a letter dated Sept. 13, 1882, from Samuel J. Bridge to 
W. F. Bridge, he says: 

"I gave to the five unmarried girls, Polly, Priscilla, Betsey, 
Emma, Abigail, children of William Bridge, very many years 
ago, my portrait, and they esteemed it highly. WTien all were 
dead but Priscilla, I sent her word that I would like to have 
it again when she was done with it, and the dear old girl not 
only left me my portrait, but an old looking-glass that came 
over with Deacon John in 1631, and a lot of old deeds, of 
more than a century ago. The remembrance of the dear old 
girl touched me. They were called the 'black Bridges' and 
were far from beautiful, — all Bowmans, no Bridge." 

17. NATHANIEL* BRIDGE (13. Nathaniel^ Matthew^, 
Matthew^, Mattheiv\ John}), born Sept. 24, 1760; died Dec. 4, 1845, 
aged 85 years; married Oct. 27, 1782, Anna (Nancy), daughter 
of Captain Daniel and Agnes (Smith) Waters of Maiden, born 
Feb. 20, 1760, died Apr. 24, 1842, aged 82 years. He graduated 
from Harvard College in 1782. He was a teacher of considerable 
note in Cambridge and its vicinity. 

Capt. Daniel Waters was the son of Adam and Rachel (Draper) 
Waters, and was born in Charlestown, June 20, 1731; died Mar. 26, 
1816, aged 85 years. In 1776, while in command of the schooner 
Lee, of eight guns and fifty men, he captm-ed three British 
transports of larger size, and helped take a fourth. For gallant 
conduct in this affair, at General Washington's recommendation, 
he was made, in March, 1777, Captain, United States Navj% 
and continued to render distinguished service at sea to the 
American cause. 

Children : 

21. i. JoHN^ Bridge, b. Apr. 24, 1783. 

ii. Daniel Waters, b. Nov. 1784; left home very yoimg. He 

made two voyages to Liverpool. Taken sick, he was cared for 

in the hospital there and was discharged cured. Diligent 

inquiry was made for him, but he was not thereafter heard from. 

iii. Matthew, b. Nov. 25, 1785; d. while on shipboard in Calcutta; 

m. but left no children, 
iv. Mary, b. May 1, 1788; d. Mar. 6, 1870, aged 82 years; m. 
Jan. 22, 1809, Robert Eaton, of Dedham, b. Apr. 25, 1783, 
d. Oct. 5, 1872, in Cambridge, aged 89 years, at the home of 
his daughter, Mrs. Fames. He lived in Boston and removed 
to Waterville, Me. about 1812. 
Children : 
1. S.-vRAH Anne8 Eaton, b. Dec. 5, 1809; d. Jan. 13, 1817. 



MATTHEW LINE, SIXTH GENERATION |01 

2. Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1811; m. in Waterville, Me., Feb. 1, 
1833, Peter G. Smith. 

Children: 

1. Andrew Gilman' Smith, b. July 19, 1836; m. Jan. 
23, 1873, Caroline W. Draper. 

2. Thomas Eaton, b. Apr. 4, 1839; d. Feb. 3, 1841. 

3. George Folsom, b. June 19, 1841; d. Nov. 26, 
1847. 

4. M\RY Eaton, b. Sept. 4, 1844; m. Nov. 16, 1865, 
George E. Muzzey. 

5. Hannah Eliza, b. May 19, 1848; m. Oct. 3, 1871, 
Raymond Lynn. 

3. Hannah Shores, b. Aug. 9, 1813; m. Apr. 1, 1835, in 
Waterville, Me., Henry H. Eames. 

Children : 

1. Reuben^ Eames, b. Sept. 2, 1836; d. Dec. 12, 1839. 

2. Charles H., b. Oct. 16, 1839; d. Apr. 4, 1842. 

3. Walter A., b. Sept. 30, 1841; m. in Fitchburg, 
Sarah A. Ames. 

4. Thomas Henry, b. Aug. 30, 1843; m. Oct. 13, 1868, 
in Cambridge, Caroline Jane, dau. of Eli and 
Adeline Rebecca Howe, of Arlington, Mass. 

5. Joseph Edwin, b. Oct. 12, 1845; m. Nov. 28, 1867, 
in Cambridge, Delia Augusta, dau. of Joseph D. 
and May C. Barker, of West Cambridge. 
Children born in Cambridge : 

1. Joseph H.^'^ Eames, b. Jan. 3, 1870. 

2. Edwin Lessner, b. Mar. 7, 1875. 

3. Alvin H., b. June 10, 1877. 

6. Rebecca Eaton, b. Aug. 6, 1848; m. Nov. 28, 1867, 
in Cambridge, Wilber Ellis Halliday, b. in 
Brattleboro, Vt. He was the son of Calvin, Jr. 
and Matilda R. Halliday. 

7. Sarah R., b. July 12, 1850; d. Aug. 22, 1850. 

8. Sarah E., b. Feb. 24, 1852. 

9. Hannah Etta, b. Oct. 14, 1856. 

10. Mary E., b. Aug. 9, 1858. 

11. Caroline F., b. Jan. 15, 1861. 

4. Thomas Nathaniel, b. July 22, 1815; m. Rebecca F. 
Wilson, Mar. 12, 1844 and moved to Wilmington, Del. 

5. Sarah Anne, b. May 28, 1817; d. Apr. 24, 1818. 
v. Martin, b. Mar. 10, 1790; not married; d. young. 

vi. Nancy, b. July 1, 1792; d. in Saccarappa, Me., aged 80 years; 

m. (I) in 1812, David Weeks of Watertown, who d. about 

1830 in Waltham; (II), Frederick Blood of Castine, Me. 

Children : 

1. Nathaniel Bridge^ Weeks, b. Jan. 26, 1813; m. (I), 

Nov. 3, 1835, Angeline Butts Hosea, of Boston, b. 

Aug. 16, 1816, d. May 10, 1837; (II), June 4, 1838, 



102 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Eliza Hosea, b. May 10, 1812, d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Feb. 22, 1859. 
Children : 
1. Anne Eliza^ Weeks, b. Feb. 28,1840; m. Mar. 12, 
1863, Clement Stetson. He died and she m. 
(II), George A. Story, a wholesale druggist in 
San Francisco. 
2. Abby Anne, b. Oct. 20, 1842; d. June 6, 1849. 

2. Francis Andrew Jackson, b. Feb. 15, 1815; m. Sept. 
13, 1837, Abigail Tebbetts, dau. of James and Climena 
(Mosier) Foye, of Augusta, Me., who d. Apr. 8, 1883. 
Children : 

1. George Francis^ "Weeks, b. June 3, 1838; m. 
(I), in 1863, Rebecca Alice Boynton, who d. in 
1864; m. (II), Oct. 16, 1865, Emily Jane dau. of 
Nelson and Jane Pendleton (Clarke) Calderwood. 
Children : 

1. IVIaud Lenore^" Weeks, b. June 1, 1866. 

2. Frank, b. Sept. 30, 1868. 

3. Clara Gabrielle, b. Aug. 16, 1873. 

2. Alonzo Gusta\tjs, b. Nov. 30, 1839; d. May 26, 
1869; m. Harriet Huldah Gilpatrick. No 
children. 

3. Charles Henry, b. Sept. 25, 1841, in Augusta, Me.; 
m. in 1866, Isabella Morison, dau. of William and 
Martha (Grant) Emlay, b. in Guysborough, N. S., 
Feb. 27, 1839. 

Children : 

1. Charles Henry^" Weeks, Jr., b. Sept. 26, 
1867, in Augusta, Me. 

2. Fanny Bell, b. Mar. 29, 1869, in Augusta. 

3. David Porter, b. and m. and had children. 

4. Daniel Pinckney Parker, b. and m. and had 
children. 

5. Daniel Parker, b. and m. and had children. 

6. John, b. and d. young. 

7. Lucy Anne, b. in Waltham, Nov. 14, 1824; d. Aug. 
16, 1865; m. June 9, 1845, Henry Washburn Barney 
of Gardiner, Me. 

Children : 

1. George Henry' Barney, b. Jan. 28, 1846; d. 
Sept. 29, 1850. 

2. Nancy Ella, b. Nov. 18, 1850; m. Sept. 7, 1870, 
Erastus, son of Mr. Warner, in Omaha, Neb. 
Children: 

1. Ralph Waldo Emerson^" Warner, b. in 1871 

2. Grace Lucy, b. in 1876. 

3. Walter Teasdale, b. in 1885. 

3. George Henry, b. Sept. 2, 1852. 



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4. Charlotte Mart, b. Jan. 10, 1857; m. Sept. IS, 
1875, Horace Caswell, of Augusta, Me. 
Children: 

1. Frederic Jarvis^" Caswell, b. in 1876. 

2. Lucy Anne, b. in 1880. 

5. Fanny Phillips, b. Jan. 29, 1859; m. Waller 
Truesdale, of St. Louis. 

Child: 

Edith May^" Truesdale, b. in 1882. 
8. James Smith, b. and d. young, 
vii. Nathaniel, Jr., b. July 28, 1794; d. at sea, unm. 
viii. William, b. July 16, 1796. 
ix. Abigail Bemis, b. July 25, 1798; d. Oct. 10, 1881, aged 83 
years; m. Jan. 10, 1820, George, son of George and Ruth 
(Watson) Stearns, b. Feb. 2, 1793, d. Apr. 8, 1869, aged 16 
years. 
Children : 

1. Mary* Stearns, b. Jan. 14, 1821; d. Apr. 28, 1840. 

2. George, b. Apr. 12, 1822; d. June 6, 1878; m. Nov. 22, 
1842, Rebecca Russell, of Somerville, Mass. 
Child: 

Mary^ Stearns, b. in 1843; d. Oct. 1883. 

3. Sarah, b. Sept. 17, 1824; d. July 29, 1825. 

4. William, b. Aug. 4, 1826; m. Oct. 5, 1848, Sarah 
A. Gibson, of Fitchburg, Mass. No children. 

5. Ellen, b. Dec. 12, 1829; m. Dec. 14, 1846, David 
Chambers, of Wilmington, Delaware. 

Children: 

1. Nellie Lee' Chambehs, b. Oct. 10, 1847. 

2. George, b. Jan. 1849. 

6. Abby Anne, b. June 15, 1838; m. Nov. 22, 1862, 
Marcus, son of Stephen and Amanda Morton. 
Children : 

1. Alice' Morton, b. Feb. 11, 1865. 

2. Harry, b. Jan. 25, 1871; d. Aug. 17, 1871. 

3. Chester, b. Aug. 21, 1872. 

X. Sarah Flagg, b. July 30, 1800; d. Apr. 4, 1881, aged 81 years; 
m. (I) in 1823, Leonard, son of Richard Richardson, who d. 
Jan. 20, 1830; (II), Apr. 24, 1835, William, son of Eben 
and Susan (Waters) Richardson. William was the nephew 
and grandson of Richard Richardson. 
Children: 
1. Martha Ann^ Richardson, b. Feb. 17, 1824; m. Apr. 
24, 1844, Moses Wilson, son of Moses and Eliza 
Bacon, b. in Natick. 
Children : 

1. Leonard Richardson' Bacon, b. Feb. 12, 1845; m. 
Oct. 29, 1874, Josie R., dau. of Henry R. Glover. 
Child: Lester M.^'^ Bacon. 



104 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

2. Moses Clington, b. Mar. 7, 1847; m. Oct. 20, 
1870, Ella J., dau. of Chester W. Kingsley. 
Children: 

1. Alice M.^" Bacon. 

2. Moses Clington, Jr. 

3. Sarah Eliza, b. May 12, 1851; m. Dec. 21, 1876, 
Dr. J. Merle, son of Samuel and Phoebe Teele. 

4. Mary Alice, b. July 14, 1855; d. Sept. 3, 1857. 

2. William Henry, b. Jan. 8, 1836; m. Nov. 26, 1866, 
Anne M. Webster. 

ChUd: 

Florence Louise^ Richardson, b. Oct. 1, 1869. 

3. Mary Stearns, b. Sept. 17, 1841; d. Apr. 26, 1874; 
m. Oct. 26, 1871, Lieut. Francis Gould, an oflScer 
in the Civil War, who died from the effects of a wound 
received in the service. 

xi. James, b. Oct. 1803; a cooper; went to Missouri; married, but 
had no children. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 

18. DANIEL^ BRIDGE, of Brooklyn (14. Daniel^ Matthew^ 
Matthew'^, Matthew^, Matthew'^, John}), born Aug. 1, 1807; died 
Saturday, at midnight, Dec. 22, 1883, aged 76 years; married 
Apr. 7, 1847, Mary S, Lummas of Salem. 

Children : 

i. John Samuel^ Bridge, b. Aug. 14, 1848; d. Dec. 13, 1848. 

ii. Marie Ellen, b. Jan. 23, 1850. 

iii. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Jan. 23, 1850. 

iv. Daniel Abbot, b. Aug. 30, 1855. 

V. Anne 0., b. Apr. 14, 1858. 

19. JOHN ANDREW^ BRIDGE (14. Daniel\ Matthew^ 
Matthew*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born Aug. 22, 1809; died 
in 1857; married Sept. 1, 1832, Susanna Martha Wyatt, born 
in Putney, County of Surrey, England, Aug. 13, 1814; died July 
30, 1834. 

Child: 

i. Mary Wyatt Susanna Martha* Bridge, b. July 20, 1833. 

20. MATTHEW^ BRIDGE (15. Richard Perkins\ Matthew^ 
Matthew*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born Feb. 18, 1789 in 
Petersham, Mass.; died in Albany, Sept. 28, 1858; married Apr. 
28, 1816, Mary, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Parkhurst) Flagg, 
born in Weston, Mass., Sept. 22, 1788, died in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Oct. 1, 1875, aged 87 years. He was buried in Beverly. 

Children: 

i. Eleanor Ingersoll* Bridge, b. in Beverly, Mass., Apr. 20, 
1817; d. in Brooklyn, Dec. 7, 1884, and was buried in Beverly; 
m. in Dover, N. H., May 5, 1841, Joseph McKeen, son of 
Josiah and Lydia (Ober) Lovett, b. Feb. 5, 1817, d. Apr. 13, 
1867, in Brooklyn. She was a most estimable woman, greatly 
assisting the former editor in his genealogical investigations. 
For many years she bore great physical suffering with supreme 
Christian confidence in her Saviour. 
Children : 

1. A son, b. and d. July 11, 1843. 

2. Frank Parkhurst" Lovett, b. May 16, 1845. 

ii. Mary Louisa, b. July 18, 1819; d. Dec. 2, 1905, aged 86 years; 
m. in Dover, N. H., Aug. 17, 1841, William Pickering, son 
of Ichabod and Mary (Leavitt) Libby, of Tuf tonborough, N. H. 
They resided in Brooklyn, N. Y. He was in the employ of the 



106 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Cocheco Manufacturing Company, Dover, for three years; 
later in New York City he entered the wholesale house of 
F. T. Peet & Company; was a member of the Board of Educa- 
tion; President and Treasurer of the South Brooklyn Saw 
Mill Company, and was a member of the South Congregational 
Church. He was b. May 8, 1817; d. July 3, 1886. 
Children : 

1. Marie Louise' Libby, b. Aug. 8, 1842; m. Dec. 2, 1863, 
Charles Taylor Catlin. 

2. William Herbert, b. Aug. 4, 1845; m. Feb. 10, 1868, 
Mary Catharine, dau. of Perrin and Mary Burdick. 
He was for some time a merchant in New York City; 
visited the East Indies, China and Japan, representing 
large commercial interests. His wife d. Dec. 13, 1877. 
Children: 

1. William H.i" Libby, b. Dec. 18, 1868; d. June 6, 
1870. 

2. Paul, b. Mar. 7, 1871. 

3. Maud, b. May 19, 1872. 

3. Marion, b. Mar. 16, 1857, unm. 

23. ill. Joshua Fisher, b. Nov. 28, 1822. 

iv. Charles Richard, b. Oct. 22, 1824; d. Sept. 19, 1848. 

24. V. Samuel Ingersoll, b. July 17, 1827. 

vi. Matthew Harrington, b. Dec. 13, 1828. 

21. JOHN^ BRIDGE (17. Nathaniel^ Nathaniel^ Matthew\ 
Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born Apr. 24, 1783; died in Concord, 
Mass., Mar. 4, 1870, aged 87 years; married 1805, Rebecca, 
daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Wilkinson) Beal of Boston, 
born Aug. 18, 1787, died in Chelsea, Feb. 25, 1865, aged 78 years. 

Child: 

i. Maria Jones^ Bridge, b. Mar. 27, 1806; m. Mar. 22, 1829, 
MiNOT T., son of Bela and Sophia Weston (Lyon) Pratt, b. Jan. 
8, 1805, who d. in Concord, Mar. 29, 1878, aged 73 years. He 
was a printer of the Christian Register for eight years, was after- 
wards a prominent member of the Brook Farm Community, and 
was an active worker in the temperance cause, being a frequent 
contributor to local papers. He was an acknowledged authority 
in botany, and at the time of his death was a farmer. 
Children : 

1. Henry Minot« Pratt, b. Feb. 22, 1830; d. Aug. 29, 1830. 

2. Frederick Grey, b. in Hingham, Mass., Apr. 2, 1831; 
m. Jan. 16, 1852, Sarah Maria Emery, b. in Dryden, 
N. Y., Mar. 4, 1833; d. in Concord, Aug. 21, 1879. 
Child: 

Henry Minot^" Pratt, b. Dec. 23, 1853 in 
Meadville, Pa.; m. Annie M., dau. of Joseph Carr 
of Concord, in 1884. 



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Children: 

1. Henry Carr'^ Pratt, b. Jan. 1886, m. 

2. Florence Louisa, m. 

3. John Bridge, b. June 16, 1833; d. in Maplewood, 
Mass., Nov. 28, 1870; m. in Concord, May 23, 1861, 
Anna Bronson, oldest dau. of A. Bronson Alcott, 
b. in Germantown, Pa., Mar. 16, 1831, d. July 17, 1893 
in Concord. 

She was the sister of Louisa M. Alcott, the "Meg" 
of her story, "Little Women." She was the "Mother" 
of Miss Alcott's "Little Men." 

John Bridge Pratt was the son of Minot T. Pratt, a 
former member of the Brook Farm Community, 
and an esteemed citizen. Their children were the 
famous "Little Men" in the story. 

Amos Bronson Alcott, the father of Anna Bronson 
Alcott, was b. in Wolcott, Conn., Nov. 29, 1799; d. in 
Boston, Mar. 4, 1888, aged 89 years; m. Abigail May, 
dau. of Col. Joseph and Dorothy (Sewall) May, b. 
Oct. 8, 1800, d. Nov. 25, 1877, aged 77 years. They had 
four children: 1. Anna Bronson Alcott, h. Mar. 16, 1831 
in Germantown, Pa.; m. John Bridge Pratt in 1861. 
2. Louisa May Alcott, h. Nov. 29, 1832; d. Mar. 6, 1888. 
She was the authoress of many most captivating and 
widely circulated books. 3. Abby May Alcott, b. July, 
1840, in Concord; d. in Paris, Dec. 31, 1879; m. in 1878, 
Ernest Nieriker. She had a child, Louisa May, b. Nov. 
8, 1879; m. Ernest Rasim. They have one child named 
Ernestine. 4. Elizabeth Alcott, h. in 1835; d. in 1858. 
Children : 

1. Frederick Alcott^" Pratt, b. in Chelsea, Mass., 
Mar. 28, 1863; d. Mar. 10, 1910, in Concord; m. 
Feb. 8, 1888 in W^akefield, Mass., Jessica L., dau. 
of Luther G. and Mary Elizabeth (Frost) Cate, of 
Wakefield, b. June 14, 1862. 

Children : 

1. Bronson Alcott" Pratt, b. Aug. 13, 1889 in 
Melrose, Mass.; m. Oct. 14, 1913, Louise de 
Revere, dau. of George H. Grant, of 
Fitchburg, Mass. 

2. Elizabeth Sewall, b. in Boston. Nov. 14, 
1891; d. Aug. 4, 1920, in Concord; m. June 19, 
1913, Alfred C, son of Robert S. Redfield, 
of Philadelphia. 

3. Louise Alcott, b. in Concord, Apr. 27, 1900. 

4. Frederick Wolsey, b. in Concord, Feb. 17, 
1902. 

2. John Sewall, b. in Jamaica Plain, Mass., June 24, 
1865; d. in Newton, Mass., June 20, 1923; m. 



108 JOHN BRIDGE FA^IILY IN AMERICA 

Jan. 20, 1909, IVIes. Eunice May (Plummer) 
Hunting, dau. of William Plummer, of Somerville, 
Mass. No children. She had a son, Elverton 
Hunting, b. in 1897. He was adopted by J. S. P. 
Alcott in 1910 and his name changed to Elverton 
Himtington Alcott. 

John Sewall Pratt Alcott (the last relative of 
Louisa May Alcott, the beloved authoress of 
Concord), was the son of Anna Bronson Alcott, 
the sister of Louisa. She was the "Meg" in Miss 
Alcott's delightful story of "Little Women," and 
was one of the twins. For many years he lived in 
Concord with his aimt in the old homestead called 
"Orchard House." He was legally adopted by his 
aimt and became one of her heirs. In early life 
he served in the publishing house of Roberts 
Brothers, but was later in the insurance business. 
]VIr. Alcott had planned to publish a volume con- 
cerning the literary giants of Concord, — Ralph 
Waldo Emerson, Henry B. Thoreau, Miss Alcott 
and others, but did not accomplish the task. He 
is survived by his wife and an adopted son. 

4. Caroline Hayden, b. Nov. 9, 1836; d. July 10, 1866. 

5. Theodore Parker, b. in Brook Farm, Aug. 2, 1842; 
d. Mar. 20, 1850. He was named for Theodore Parker, 
his father being a close friend of the distinguished 
preacher and theologian. 

ii. Mary Howard, b. Nov. 30, 1807; d. Feb. 13, 1831, in Cam- 
bridge, 
iii. Anne Rebecca, b. Nov. 1, 1809, in Boston; d. Jan. 10,1882, 
aged 73 years; m. Nov. 10, 1831, Alvin Adams, Esq., of Boston, 
founder of the Adams Express Company, son of Corp. Jonas 
and Phoebe (Hoar) Adams, b. in Andover,Vt., June 16, 1804, 
d. in Watertown, Sept. 1, 1877, aged 73 years. 

His father, Jonas, was b. Aug. 18, 1758, in New Ipswich, 
N. H. His mother, Phoebe (Hoar) Adams, was b. Mar. 1, 1765. 
Alvin Adams was the ninth of eleven children. His parents 
died within a week of each other, Feb. 19 and 26, 1813, when 
he was eight years old. 

Alvin Adams came to Boston from Vermont, a poor orphan 
boy to seek his fortune, at first in a humble capacity, afterwards 
with some success in trade. He was not long in perceiving in 
the express business the elements of a lucrative occupation, 
capable of almost indefinite expansion. 

Connecting himself with Ephraim Farnsworth, as partner 
in New York, he engaged in conveyance of parcels between 
the two cities by Worcester and Norwich route. 

The Adams Express Company rapidly came to the front as 
a leader in its line, a very popular organization. The company 



MATTHEW LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 109 

rendered the Government very valuable assistance during the 
Civil War. 1860-65. 
Children : 

1. Anne Mabia« Adams, b. July 23, 1832; d. Sept. 29, 1851. 

2. Alvin, Jr., b. Apr. 15, 1834; d. May 5, 1853. 

3. Waldo, b. May 23, 1836, in Boston; d. in Boston, 
Mar. 9, 1862; m. June 2, 1857, Isabella Hortense, 
dau. of Dr. Walter and Annis (Crawford) Burnham, 
of Barre, Vt., afterwards of Lowell, b. Mar. 25, 1839. 
He became manager of the Adams Express Company 
established by his father. No children. Mrs. Adams 
resides (1923) at The Ludlow, Boston, Mass. 

4. Willis, b. Feb. 23, 1838; d. Apr. 11, 1838. 

5. Edward Livingston, b. Apr. 5, 1839; d. in Staatsburg, 
N. Y., Feb. 1906; m. Feb. 9, 1870, in New York City, 
Emily, dau. of John Ricks and Caroline (Carpenter) 
Macy, of New York, b. Oct. 19, 1849, d. in Boston, 
Jan. 5, 1921, aged 72 years. They resided in Boston. 
Children born in Boston: 

1. AlvinI" Adams, b. Nov. 30, 1870; d. in Pasadena, 
Cal., Apr. 1902. 

2. Edward Livingston, Jr., b. Nov. 17, 1873; d. 
in Boston in 1903. 

3. Howard Macy, b. Mar. 4, 1876; d. in Staatsburg, 
1904. 

6. Ellen Waters, b. Oct. 11, 1841; d. Dec. 28, 1844. 

7. Helen Frances, b. Oct. 18, 1845; d. Dec. 22, 1922, 
aged 77 years, in New York City; m. Nov. 22, 1866, 
William Brown, Jr., son of William Brown and 
Augusta M. (Snow) Dinsmore, of New York, b. in 1845. 
William B. Dinsmore, Sr., was a partner with Alvin 
Adams in the express business, and established that 
business in New York City. He was Treasurer of the 
Adams Express Company for many years. During the 
whole period of the Civil War, his agents accompanied 
the Northern Army. Over five millions of money 
packages were forwarded from the armies and distributed 
without the loss of a dollar to either party. He was one 
of the Presidential Electors in 1880. 

Children: 
1. Helen Gray" Dinsmore, b. in Watertown, 
Jan. 30, 1868; m. in Staatsburgh-on-the-Hudson, 
June 1, 1892, Robert Palmer Huntington, Jr., 
b. Jan. 15, 1869. He was graduated from Yale 
University in 1891; was for four years with J. P. 
Morgan and Company of New York City; later 
was for three years with the firm of Hoppin, 
Koen and Huntington, Architects. Res. Staatsburg- 
on-the-Hudson. 



110 JOHN BRIDGE FAIMILY IN AIVIERICA 

Children: 

1. Helen Dinsmore" Huntington, b. in New 
York City, Apr. 9, 1893; m. Apr. 30, 1914, 
William Vincent, son of John Jacob and Ava 
(Willing) Astor. 

2. Alice Ford, b. Feb. 6, 1898, in New York 
City; m. Charles H. IVIarshall. He gradu- 
ated from Yale, 1913. 

Children : 

1. Helen12 Marshall, b. June 4, 1918. 

2. Charles H., Jr., b. Dec. 8, 1920. 

3. Robert Dinsmore, b. Dec. 20, 1900, 
in Staatsburg-on-the-Hudson. Cadet at 
Annapolis. Graduated in 1923. 

2. Augusta Manners, b. in New York City, Jan. 16, 
1869; d. in Watertown, June 29, 1869. 

3. William Brown, Third, b. in New York City, 
Nov. 1, 1870; m. Marion de Peyster Carey, 
June 5, 1895 in New York. Res. New York City. 
Children : 

1. Marion Carey" Dinsmore, b. July 11, 1897, 
in Tuxedo Park; m. Francis M. Simonds, Jr., 
Oct. 17, 1921, in New York City. 

2. William Brown, Jr., b. Mar. 31, 1902, in 
New York City. 

3. Clara Foster, b. Apr. 10, 1907, in New York 
City. 

4. IMadeline Ingraham, b. in Staatsburgh, Sept. 24, 
1874, unm. 

5. Robert Malcolm, b. Nov. 25, 1877 ; d. Aug. 8, 1878. 

8. Josephine, m. Feb. 14, 1848; d. May 13, 1850. 

9. Clara Belle, b. Mar. 4, 1853; m. Sept. 27, 1875, 
Edward Perry Kennard; d. June 26, 1876. 

Child: 

Waldo Perry'" Kennard, b. June 6, 1876. Res. 
Boston, 
iv. Lydia Jackson, b. Oct. 11, 1811; m. as his third wife, June 10, 
1841, Capt. John Williams, of Chelsea, b. in Charlestown, 
in 1802; d. in Chelsea, July 29, 1847. 
Children : 

1. Edmund Bradlee^ Williams, b. Aug. 19, 1842. 

2. R\rrison Bridge, b. Aug. 1, 1844; d. Apr. 29, 1849. 

3. Harriet Hall, b. July 22, 1851; m. Oct. 28, 1874, 
Edmund Petep^on, of Rahway, N. J. 

Children : 

1. Maud Williams" Peterson, b. June 24, 1875, 

2. Clara Belle, b. Dec. 4, 1878. 

3. Blanche Kraft, b. Dec. 21, 1880; d. Apr. 4, 1881. 
V. Harriet, b. Aug. 2, 1816; d. Mar. 23, 1851; m. Aug. 24, 1840, 



MATTHEW LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 111 

Samuel, son of Captain Samuel and Sophia (King) Hall, b. 
Feb. 18, 1815. Resided in Brookline, Mass. 

Child: 

Frank Rockwood'* Hall, b. Mar. 15, 1851. 
vi. Henry M\y, b. Jan. 20, 1823; d. Mar. 2, 1829. 

22. WILLIAM^ BRIDGE (17. NathanieP, Nathaniel^ 
Matthew^, Matthew'^, Matthew^, Matthew'^, John}), born July 16, 
1796; died Jan. 10, 1852; married (I), June 8, 1819, Nancy, 
daughter of Hezekiah and Nancy (Horn) Hudson, who died 
Oct. 7, 1843; (II), Rebecca, daughter of John and Rebecca 
(Tollan) MacDonald of Sharon. 
Children : 

i. William Hezekiah^ Bridge, b. Dec. 4, 1820; d. June 9, 1878; 
m. Eliza Anne, dau. of George and Elizabeth (Horn) Dodge. 
No children. 

25. ii. Theodore Augustus, b. Aug. 26, 1823. 
iii. Matthew, b. and d. Mar. 22, 1825. 

iv. Anne Jane, b. Feb. 4, 1827; m. (I) Jan. 28, 1847, John, son 
of Benjamin Gault; (II), William Vaughan, who d. Mar. 24, 
1867. 

Children : 

1. Lydia Anne' Gault, b. Apr. 28, 1847; m. Stephen 
Harris. Two children; both dead. 

2. William Vaughan, Jr. 

3. Eliza. 

4. IVIary. 

V. Maria Louisa, b. Feb. 14, 1829, in Boston; d. May 29, 1872; 
m. May 26, 1851, George Washington, son of Levi and 
Margaret (Ames) Mann, their twelfth child, b. in Boston, 
Feb. 22, 1826, d. Mar. 12, 1901, aged 75 years. He was a 
carpenter. 
ChUd: 

Mary Ella' Mann, b. in Dorchester, May 20, 1853. 
She was a teacher in Henry Pierce School, Boston, in 
1884. 

26. vi. Matthew, b. Sept. 25, 1830. 

27. vii. Charles Carroll, b. Oct. 9, 1832. 

viii. Mary Harriet, b. Feb. 6, 1836; d. Mar. 2, 1893, in Wakefield; 
m. Sept. 24, 1857, Washington McDonald. 
Children : 

1. Bertha' McDonald, b. July 31, 1858; d. July 3, 1874. 

2. Henry, b. Apr, 15, 1861; d. Jan. 3, 1874. 

3. Walter Scott, b. July 17, 1870. 
ix. Thomas Hudson, b. Mar. 2, 1838; d. unm. 

X. James, b. Oct. 14, 1839; d. young. 

28. xi. George Henry, b. Dec. 16, 1845. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 

23. JOSHUA FISHERS BRIDGE (20. Matthew'', Richard 
Perkins^, Matthew^, Matthew*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born 
in Beverly, Mass., Nov. 28, 1822; died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 24, 
1871; married Sept. 3, 1852, Augusta, daughter of Benjamin and 
Eliza (Russell) Edmonds, born Nov. 24, 1826, in Plymouth, N. H.; 
died May 12, 1877, in Brooklyn. 

Children born in Brooklyn: 
29. i. Chakles Edmonds' Bridge, b. Apr. 29, 1853. 

ii. Evelyn Augusta, b. Aug. 30, 1856; m. June 14, 1877, in 
Brooklyn, Aabon Henry, son of Aaron and Harriet (Merritt) 
King, b. in Newburg, N. Y., in 1850. Res. 418 Clermont 
Avenue, Brooklyn. 

Children born in Brooklyn: 

1. Grenville LeRoy'" King, b. June 8, 1878. Res. 
Brooklyn. 

2. Lorraine Bridge, b. May 3, 1880; d. in 1892 in 
Brooklyn. 

3. Russell. Edmonds, b. Nov. 23, 1881 ; m. Emma Noll, 
in 1911 in New York City. Res. 38 Woodland Road, 
Maplewood, N, J. 

Children : 

1. Grenville Noll" King, b. in 1913, in New York 
City. 

2. Russell Noll, b. in 1917, in East Orange, N. J. 

4. Lola Augusta, b. in 1885; d. in 1888, in Brooklyn. 

24. SAMUEL INGERSOLL^ BRIDGE (20. Matthew\ 
Richard Perkins^, Matthew^, Matthew*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), 
born in Dover, N. H., July 17, 1827; died Feb. 19, 1876, in Florida; 
married Oct. 4, 1853, Martha Ada, daughter of Dr. Noyes of 
Milwaukee, Wis., born Aug. 17, 1834. 

Child: 

Matthew^ Bridge, b. Mar. 5, 1868. 

25. THEODORE AUGUSTUS^ BRIDGE (22. William\ 
Nathaniel^, Nathaniel^, Matthew*, Matthew^, Matthew"^, John}), 
born in Boston, Aug. 26, 1823; died Dec. 25, 1861; married Jan. 
5, 1851, Eliza, daughter of William and Hannah M. (Langley) 
Elliot, of Pepperell, Mass. She married as her second husband, 
Solomon Lewis, of South Boston, in 1874. She was born Dec. 30, 
1831; died Jan. 30, 1908, aged 77 years. 



MATTHEW LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 113 

Children : 

30. i. Edwin Elliot' Bridge, b. July 12, 1853. 

ii. Hannah Eliza, b. Apr. 2.5, 1858; m. Howard W. Baldwin. 

26. MATTHEW^ BRIDGE (22. William'', Nathaniel^ 
Nathaniel^, Matthew*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born in Boston, 
Sept. 25, 1830; died in San Francisco, about 1874; married Sept. 
22, 1853, Agnes, daughter of Arthur and EHzabeth (Martin) 
Kent of Edinburgh, Scotland, born Jan, 30, 1831. Matthew 
Bridge was a professional architect. 
Children : 

i. Matthew' Bridge, Jr., b. Sept. 3, 1854; d. July 17, 1859. 

ii. Henry Stuart, b. Feb. 3, 1860 in Boston; m. in San Francisco, 

Aug. 29, 1888, Carrie E., dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Smith) 

Howard, b. in San Francisco, June 12, 1862. He is a dealer 

in real estate. Res. 168 Sutter Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Children born in San Francisco: 

1. Elizabeth'" Bridge; m. June, 1920, in Mill Valley, 
Cal., Farnsworth Currier. 

2. Dorothy. 

3. Barbara. 

4. Marjorie. 

iii. William Hunter, b. Jan. 22, 1862; d. in 1920, in San 
Francisco. 

iv. Frederick Winthrop, b. Jan. 18, 1865, in San Francisco; 
d. Apr. 13, 1913; m. Apr. 3, 1888, in San Francisco, May E., 
dau. of Daniel S. and Elizabeth (Smith) Howard. 
Children born in San Francisco: 

1. Arthur Franklin'" Bridge, b. Apr. 2, 1891; m. Oct. 
3, 1914, in Los Angeles, Lucy F., dau. of Walter K. 

and (Boquist) Bowker, of Los Angeles. He 

was educated in the University of California; B.S. 
in Electrical Engineering, 1912, and M.S. in Electrical 
Engineering, 1913. He served in the United States 
Army, September, 1917-April, 1919. Lieut, and Capt. 
of Engineers, U. S. and A. E. F. Address: 2654 Halldale 
Avenue, Los Angeles, Cal. 

2. Winifred, b. Feb. 5, 1893; m. Sept. 5, 1914, m 
Belvedere, Harry B. Allen, of San Francisco. Res. 
2720 Lake Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

3. Helen Howard, b. June 2, 1901. Unm. Res. Belvedere, 
Marion Co., Cal. 

V. Arthur Franklin, b. June 18, 1867, in San Francisco; d. 
Jan. 17, 1916 in San Francisco; m. June 21, 1897, in San 
Francisco, Daisy, dau. of Alexander and Thirza Smith, b. in 
San Francisco. No children. Connected with Travelers 
Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn., for many years. 
Her address: 1920 Scott Street, San Francisco, Cal. 



114 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

27. CHARLES CARROL' BRIDGE (22. William\ Nathaniel^ 
Nathaniel^ MaUhew\ Matthew\ Matthew-, John^), born in Boston, 
Oct. 9, 1832; died Feb. 16, 1900, in Wakefield; married Jan. 5, 
1859, in Wakefield, Meribah Georgiana, daughter of Israel 
and Meribah R. (Garland) Gray. Was in the sash and blind 
business, also the painting and glazing business in Wakefield 
the most of his life. He was a great reader and student and was 
one of four who won the Franklin Medal, the year he graduated 
from school in the city of Boston. He enlisted twice for the Civil 
War, but was rejected because of serious disability. 
Children born in Wakefield, Mass. : 

i. DoRA« Bridge, b. Mar. 27, 1861; m. Mar. 9, 1882, ^Uios, son 
of William R. and Pamelia (Gerry) Nichols, of Reading. 
Res. Reading, Mass. 
Children : 

1. Lewis IrvingI" Nichols, b. Nov. 16, 1882; m. Sept. 15, 
190,5, Annie McGeogue, of Wakefield. Res. Reading. 
Children : 

1. Leonard Irving" Nichols, b. Apr. 9, 1906. 

2. Charles Edward, b. July 4, 1907. 

3. Gould Vincent, b. Oct. 20, 1911; d. at the age of 
four months. 

4. Robert Frances, b. May 4, 1917. 

2. Jessie L., b. Apr. 24, 1889; d. in 1919; m. Foster 
Clarence Poland, June 16, 1918. No children. 

ii. Rosa, b. Jan. 25, 1864; m. Nov. 29, 1888, in Wakefield, Mass., 
Fred Everett, son of Nathaniel Everett and Sarah Ann 
(Cheney) Cutler, b. Jan. 28, 1863, in West Acton, Mass. 
Is a merchant. Res. Wakefield. 
Child: 

Nathalie^" Cutler, b. in Wakefield, Nov, 15, 1889. 
Unm. Graduate of the Massachusetts Normal Art 
School and a member of the alumni Has taught 
Industrial Arts in Newton and Waltham, Mass., and 
New York City. At present with Old Colony Trust Co., 
Boston, Mass. Res. Wakefield, Mass. 
iii. Theodore, b. Feb. 20, 1866; d. in Wakefield, Dec. 24, 1878. 
iv. Adaline, b. Feb. 29, 1868; d. Jan. 30, 1899, in Wakefield; m. 
RuFUS F. Draper, Jr. Has charge of the drapery depart- 
ment, Paine Furniture Company, Boston. Res. 164 Strathmore 
Street, Brighton, Mass. 
Child: 

Camillaio Draper, b. in 1889. 
V. Charles, b. Dec. 28, 1869; m. Dec. 28, 1892, in Wakefield, 
Frances Elizabeth, dau. of Herbert and Elizabeth Upton 
Gleason, b. Dec. 23, 1871, in Maiden, Mass. Served seven 
years in the Massachusetts militia before the Spanish War. 
During the late war was a sergeant in Company H, 12th 



MATTHEW LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 115, 

Regiment, Massachusetts State Guard and head instructor 
for the State Guard and for all the men drafted from Wakefield 
for the war. He is a member of the Wakefield Congregational 
Church. Is now New England representative of a wholesale 
paper concern. Res. 1 Curve Street, Wakefield, Mass. 
Children born in Wakefield: 

1. Maryio Bridge, b. Apr. 19, 1894. Unm. Graduate of 
Salem Normal School. Teaching in Everett, Mass. 
Res. Wakefield, Mass. 

2. Edward Upton, b. Feb. 2, 1896; m. Nov. 1, 1921, 
HiLDEN L. Carlson, in Mt. Vernon, N. Y. She was 
b. in Wakefield. He graduated from the Wakefield 
High School. Was a Corporal in Company I, 301st 
Infantry. Served in France, and afterwards transferred 
as Instructor to the 42d Division. Is a chemist. Res. 
27 Cooley Place, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

3. Thelma, b. Nov. 5, 1898; in Wakefield, m. Dec. 31, 
1919, Curtis L. Taggart. She attended Mt. Holyoke 
College for three years but left to be married. He 
graduated from the Wakefield High School. Attended 
Tufts College three years and left to enter service. 
Was Second Lieutenant, 37th Training Battery, United 
States Field Artillery. Belongs to the Masons. Is 
assistant superintendent of the Revere Sugar Refinery. 
Res. Somerville, Mass. 

vi. Annie, b. Sept. 6, 1871 ; m. in Wakefield, Oct. 26, 1893, Harvey 
Garfield, son of John and Martha C. (Bidwell) Brockbank, 
b. in Stafford Springs, Conn., Apr. 13, 1870. He served as 
First Sergeant, Company A, 6th Mass.; 1898 went to Porto 
Rico, later was First Lieutenant Sergeant; was Military 
Instructor of Wakefield High School and Chief of Police in 
Wakefield. Res. Wakefield, Mass. 
Children: 

1. John Carroll^" Brockbank, b. Apr. 2, 1894, in 
Springfield, Mass.; d. Oct. 16, 1918, being killed in 
action. Was a Corporal of Company A, 6th Mass., 
of which he was a member six years. Called to service, 
Apr. 13, 1917. Enlisted in United States Army, July 12, 
1917. Went to France, October, 1917. Was killed 
in Argonne Forest, Oct. 16, 1918. 

2. Harvey B., b. Mar. 27, 1896, b. in Wakefield, Maas.; 
d. Aug. 12, 1896, in Wakefield. 

3. Gray B., b. Oct. 27, 1897; m. June 20, 1921, Elsie L. 
Adams. Was Corporal in the World War, Company A, 
104th Infantry; wounded in action at Chateau Thierry. 
Res. 17 Yale Avenue, Wakefield, Mass. 

4. MiTiA, b. in Wakefield, July 12, 1901; m. in Wakefield, 
Aug. 31, 1918, Charles, son of Columbus and Martha 

- (Pennington) George, b. in Carter Co., Ky. Mr. George 



116 JOHN BRIDGE FAJVIILY IN AMERICA 

is a railroad man; at present a painter. Member of the 

I. O. O. F. Served in the navy during World War. 

American Legion man. Res. 18 Elm Square, Wakefield, 

Mass. 

Children born in Wakefield, Mass. : 

1. Waeren Heath" George, b. Jan. 15, 1920. 

2. Fred Carroll, b. Feb. 27, 1922. 

5. Winifred, b. June 26, 1903, in Wakefield. 

6. AViLLiAM Potter, b. July 22, 1905, in Wakefield. 

7. Alice, b. in Wakefield, June 12, 1908; d. July 6, 1908, 
in Wakefield. 

vii. Welcome, b. July 28, 1873; d. Dec. 6, 1875, in Wakefield. 



28. GEORGE HENRY* BRIDGE (22. William'', Nathaniel^ 
Nathaniel^, Matthew^, Mattheic^, Matthew-, John}), born Dec. 16, 
1845; married (I), Dec. 16, 1868, Ellen Faxon, daughter of 
William and Harriet (Faxon) Whitney, born Nov. 12, 1847, 
died Dec. 22, 1882; (II), Mary Ann Little, of Boston, who died 
Oct. 7, 1902; (III), Stephani INIary, daughter of Sven and Kren 
M. (Anderson) Peterson, born Dec. 8, 1866, in Copenhagen, 
Denmark. Resides: 48 Commonwealth Road, Watertown, Mass. 

He served in the Boston Fire Department for nearly fifty years 
and for eighteen years in the same fire house where his father had 
also served. Business: Engineer. 

Children : 

i. Alice Rebecca^ Bridge, b. Feb. 26, 1870, in Boston; m. (I), 
Nov. 27, 1890, in Boston, George Crawford, son of John 
George and Mary (Blaisdell) Swan. He d. Nov. 19, 1895; 
(II), Apr. 13, 1898, in Brockton, Arthur Bradford, son of 
Arthur Silas Hathaway and Sarah Waterman (Perkins) 
Murdock, of Plymouth. Res. 5 Winter Street, Montello, Mass. 
Children born in Brockton, Mass. : 

1. Helen JVLvry^o Swan, b. Oct. 15, 1892; m. Albert 
Morse Bump, of Brockton, Nov. 15, 1910. Res. 263 
Warren Avenue, Brockton, Mass. 

ChHd: 

Alberta Georgia" Bump, b. Jan. 20, 1917. 

2. Rebecca Bridge, b. Nov. 19, 1894; m. Nov. 9, 1912, in 
Brockton, Albert Francis Gardner. Res. 19 West 
Chestnut Street, Brockton. 

He served in the World War in the Y. M. C. A., in 
the Entertainment Department. Was in England, 
France, Germany, Holland and Belgium. Served six 
months abroad and five months on this side. 
Child: 

Frances Rebecca" Gardner, b. July 11, 1914. 

3. Bessie Murdoch, b. Jan. 6, 1898; m. Dec. 19, 1917, 



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in Brockton, Nicolor Constantenus Leontos. Res. 
34 East Main Street, Brockton. 
Children : 

1. Virginia Alice" Leontos, b. Sept. 20, 1918. 

2. Anastacia, b. Apr. 15, 1920. 

4. Sarah, b. May 7, 1902; m. Mar. 6, 1921, Wallace 
James Renton, of Brockton. He served in the World 
War. Was in England three months and served eight 
months on the western front in France. Also served in 
Belgium and Germany. He re-enlisted in the regular 
army in January, 1921, serving six months and requested 
his discharge, on the bill reducing the army, and received 
it in July, 1921. Res. 5 Winter Street, Brockton. 
ChUd: 

Arthur Bradford" Renton, b. Dec. 20, 1921. 
31. ii. George Henry, Jr., b. July 5, 1873. 



NINTH GENERATION 

29. COL. CHARLES EDMONDS^ BRIDGE (23. Joshua 
Fisher^, Mattheiv'', Richard Perkins^, Matthew'', Matthew*, Mattheic^, 
Matthew^, John}), of Brooklyn, N. Y., born Apr. 29, 1853; mar- 
ried Jan. 8, 1873, Margaret, daughter of Chauncy and Sarah 
(Mackey) St. John. She died July 14, 1910 in New York. 

Children : 

i. Frederick Clarence'" Bridge, b. May 10, 1874. He is 

deceased, 
ii. Alexander St. John, b. Feb. 25, 1885; in Brooklj^n; enlisted in 
the World War and served as Sergeant with the A. E. F. in 
France. Business: Director Innovation Company. Unm. 
Res. 63 West 51st Street, New York City. 

30. EDWIN ELLIOT' BRIDGE (25. Theodore Augustus^, 
William^, Nathaniel^, Nathaniel^, Matthew*, Matthew^, Matthew"^, 
John}), born July 12, 1853, in Boston; married (I), May 28, 1879, 
Ella Lexora, daughter of Ebenezer L. and Azubah (Hannaford) 
Carter, who was born in Canterbury, N. H., July 30, 1853, died 
Aug. 17, 1894, in Boston (Dorchester); (II), Carlotta, daughter 
of John W. C. and Margaret Jane (Pipper) Prescott, born May 
30, 1867. No children by second marriage. Business: Storekeeper. 
Res. 17 Sidney Street, Dorchester, Mass. 

Children born in Boston. 

i. Eben Theodore'" Bridge, b. July 20, 1880; d. Sept. 20, 1893. 
ii. Helen S., b. June 10, 1886. 

31. GEORGE HENRY', JR. (28. George Eenry\ William', 
Nathaniel^, Nathaniel^, Matthew*, Mattheiv^, Matthevy^, John}), 
born July 5, 1873, in Boston; married Oct. 21, 1896, Sarah ]\L\ud, 
daughter of James K. and Sarah (Hall) Taylor, of Neponset, Mass., 
born Aug. 1, 1874, in Boston. Res. 136 Bluff Avenue, Edge wood, 
R. L 

Spending his first twenty years in Boston he then took up his 
residence in Providence, R. I., and served ten years in the State 
Militia, retiring with the rank of First Lieutenant; an Odd Fellow 
of long standing, holding the rank of Noble Grand; was Past 
Senior Councillor of the United Commercial Travelers of America; 
has taken the Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council, Commandery, and 
Shrine of the Masonic Fraternity, and in business is president of 
the Hope Mill Supply Company of Providence, R. I. 

Child: 

i. Marjorie G." Bridge, b, Sept. 15, 1913, in Cleveland, Ohio. 







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FOURTH GENERATION 

9. JOSEPH^ BRIDGE (5. Matthew,^ Matthew,'^ John^), the 
second son of Matthew Bridge, Jr., was born in Lexington, July 
8, 1698; died Nov. 1, 1778, aged 80 years: married Nov. 18, 1722, 
Abigail, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Stone) Cutler, of 
Lexington, Mass., born June 2, 170.S, in Lexington; died Dec. 
13, 1797, aged 94 years. 

Joseph Bridge was Assessor in 1741, a Selectman in 1758-60. 
His will, dated June 10, 1775, was probated Jan. 5, 1779. Thomas 
Cutler, his wife's father, was born in Lexington, Dec. 15, 1677. 
He was a Constable in 1719, and a Selectman in Lexington in 
1729, 1731 and 1733. Here he resided the greater part of his life. 
He "owned the Covenant" in Lexington, June 6, 1703; was a 
man of considerable property. In his will, Sept. 15, 1759, he 
bequeathed to each of his several daughters, (one of whom being 
Abigail Bridge), thirteen pounds, six shillings, sixpence and a 
cow. He was a descendant in the third generation, from James 
Cutler, born in England in 1606 and settled in Watertown about 
1634. 

Children born in Lexington: 

32. i. Thomas^ Bmdge, b. July 8, 1723. 

ii. Abigail, b. Sept. 28, 1726; m. Mar. 26, 1751, Jacob Fox. 

33. ill. Benjamin, b. Nov. 15, 1728. 

34. iv. Joseph, Jr., b. May 9, 1731. 

35. v. Jeremiah, b. Dec. 28, 1734. 

vi. MiLLiCENT, b. Apr. 16, 1738; d. July 24, 1753. 



FIFTH GENERATION 

32. THOMAS^ BRIDGE (9. Joseph*, Matthew^ Matthew^, 
Johv}), born July 8, 1723, in Lexington, Mass.; married in Brook- 
field, Mass., Nov. 5, 1745, Mary Harrington, of Brookfield. 
He moved to Spencer, Mass., in 1744 and built a house where he 
resided until 1771, when he moved to Shutesbury. Here he 
remained until 1795. He died over seventy -two years of age. At 
the first organization of the Town of Spencer, May 14, 1753, he 
was elected one of the two Fence Viewers. 

Children born in Spencer and Shutesbury: 

i. Thomas^ Bridge, Jr., b. Oct. 3, 1746; m. in Shutesbury, 
Apr. 21, 1768, Elizabeth, dau. of Nathaniel and Mary Jones, 
of Spencer. 
Children born in Shutesbury: 

1. JosiAH^ Bridge, b. Oct. 5, 1769. 

2. Keuben, b. Aug. 21, 1771. 

3. Abigail, b. June 1, 1773. 

36. ii. George, b. Feb. 10, 1748. 

iii. Mary, b. Oct. 28, 1749; d. July 16, 1755. 

37. iv. Joseph, b. June 18, 1752. 

v. MiLLicENT, b. Oct. 13, 1754; d. June 24, 1755. 

vi. Amos, b. June 25, 1755; d. June 26, 1755. 

vii. Mary, b. Apr. 10, 1757; d. July 16, 1765. 

38. viii. Jesse, b. Oct. 23, 1759. 

(Jesse, his children and descendants were received too late 
for insertion here. See Addenda.) 

ix. Millicent, b. May 14, 1761; m. (mt.) in Shutesbury, Mar. 
16, 1782, Joshua Conkey, of Pelham, Mass. He was a 
Drummer in Captain David Cowden's Company in Colonel 
Woodbridge's Regiment, summer of 1775. He also enlisted 
Aug. 12, 1781, in service till Nov. 15, 1781. 

X. Esther, b. Nov. 4, 1764; m. in Shutesbury, Mass., (int.), 
Aug. 31, 1783, William Harkness, of Pelham. Pelham 
History states that "Descendants of William Harkness are 
found in Huron County, New York, also in Auburn, N. Y. " 
and that he had seven children. 

33. LIEUT. BENJAMINS BRIDGE (9. Joseph\ Matthew\ 
Matthew", John'), born Nov. 15, 1728; married (I), Jan. 25, 
1753, Ann Haskell; (II), Lucy . 

Lieut. Benjamin Bridge was a Drummer in 1755 in a regiment 
at the first battle at Crown Point. He was a Lieutenant with 
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of 1756, against Crown Point under General Abercrombie. Resided 
in Harvard, Mass. 

Children born in Harvard: 

i. Benjamin^ Bridge, b. Oct. 5, 1753; d. May 23, 1758. 

ii. Jeremiah, b. July 18, 1755. 

iii. Anne, b. Aug. 21, 1757; d. Apr. 9, 1758. 

iv. Benjamin, b. Nov. 10, 1759. He was in the continental 
service, Oct. 27 to Dec. 11, 1779; also was one of the six months* 
men raised for the Continental Army in 1780. He was then 
twenty years of age and five feet nine inches high. (Massa- 
chusetts Archives and Rolls). 

V. Joseph, b. May 17, 1773 (by his second wife). 



34. JOSEPH^ BRIDGE, JR., (9. Joseph^ Matthew\ MaUhew\ 
John}), born in Lexington May 9, 1731; died Sept. 11, 1775; 
married May 3, 1757, Eliot, daughter of William and Sarah 
(Poulter) Reed, born Apr. 28, 1738. 

Joseph Bridge was a prominent citizen of Lexington. His 
name appears in the roll of Captain Baker's Company on Apr. 19, 
1775. He held several public offices, was Selectman for the years 
1758-60. 

William Reed, ancestor of the Reed family in America, and his 
wife, Mabel, with three y*>ung children, came to New England 
from London in the ship Defence in 1635. He was forty -eight 
years old and his wife thirty. He first settled in Dorchester; in 
1639 he removed to Scituate, Mass., then to Brookline; in 1648 
he removed to Woburti. He purchased a farm in Woburn in 1648, 
and moved there soon after the purchase; he and his wife returned 
for a visit to England, where he died at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 
in 1656. Oliver Cromwell made William's wife, Mabel, executrix 
of her husband's will on the last day of October, 1656. She 
returned to this country, to their children, in Woburn, Nov. 21, 
1660. She married, as her second husband, Henry Summers, of 
Woburn, where she died June 15, 1690, at the age of eighty-jive 
years. The nine children of Mabel all resided in Woburn, and the 
name of Reed became very prominent in that town. Mabel 
Reed's grandson, William, born Sept. 22, 1662, became the 
ancestor of most of the Reeds of Lexington. He was a prominent 
citizen. Justice of the Peace, was a Selectman and a Representative 
to the General Court. He became a large landowner, giving good 
farms to each of his three sons. 

Children : 

39. i. Jonathan^ Bridge, b. Sept. 20, 1758. 
ii. Eliot, b. Apr. 20, 1761; d. young, 
iii. Eliot, b. Apr. 28, 1763; m. Feb. 7, 1786, David, Jr., son of 



122 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

David and Abigail Blanchard, of Woburn, where he was b. 
Mar. 31, 1752. She was his second wife. 
Children born in Woburn : 

1. EuoT^ Blanchahd, b, Dec. 11, 1786. 

2. Joseph Bridge, b. Nov. 9, 1788. 

3. Isaac, b. Feb. 22, 1791; d. May 7, 1791. 

4. Ell-^s, b. Mar. 23, 1793; d. Sept. 14, 1795. 

5. Saeah, b. Feb. 1, 1796. 

6. Elias, b. May 7, 1798. 

iv. Isaac, b. in 1765; d. Feb. 5, 1769. 

V. Joseph, 3d, b. Feb. 27, 1767; d. Sept. 5, 1775. 

vi. Isaac, b. Dec. 5, 1768; d. Feb. 2, 1769. 

vii. Sabah, bapt. in Lexmgton, Aug. 8, 1773; d. Nov. 1, 1822; 
m. June 14, 1796; Jesse, son of David and Abigail Blanchard, 
of Marblehead, b. in Woburn, Apr. 10, 1769; d. suddenly, 
Nov. 23, 1830. He moved to Marblehead, where his children 
were born. He purchased a large portion of the property 
at Marblehead on which was located the Samoset House. 
At his death, the homestead passed into the hands of his son- 
in-law, Ephraim Brown, who gradually increased his holdings 
until his estate included two himdred and fifty acres, embracing 
nearly the entire territory of Marblehead Neck. About 1840, 
Mr. Brown began a cultivation of a farm on his estate, and 
in a few years it became one of the finest and most productive 
in the coimtry. After his death the farm was gradually cut 
into lots and sold, and his pasture land has become a famous 
summer resort. In 1872 the entire property formerly belonging 
to Ephraim Brown was sold at auction, bringing in the sum 
of $250,000. The company purchasing it did not keep the con- 
ditions of a mortgage, and the property passed again into the 
hands of the trustees of the Brown estate who have been 
continually improving it. 

Children born in Marblehead: 

1. David^ Blanchard, b. May 27, 1797, bapt. June 26, 
1805; m. Mar. 21, 1824, Anna, dau. of Capt. Samuel 
and Mrs. Eleanor (Broughton) Williams Horton, bapt. 
Nov. 18, 1798. 

Child: 
Sarah Bridge* Blanchard, bapt. Oct. 25, 1829 
(four years of age) ; m. in Woburn, June 20, 1842, 
James L. Farmer, of Portland, Me. 
Children: 

1. Ann Elizabeth' Farmer; m. Surgeon G. P. 
Bradley, of the United States Navy, at one 
time Medical Inspector in charge of the Naval 
Hospital, San Francisco. 

2. Eleanor Horton. 

2. Is.-iJLC, b. July 1799; d. Sept. 17, 1800. 

3. Raj^nah, b. July 1, 1801; d June 26, 1805. She was 



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bapt. the same day, together with her brother David 
and sister Mary. 

4. Mary, bapt. June 26, 1805; m. Aug. 11, 1825, Ephraim 
Brown. (See Robert Calder Bridge, Ninth Generation). 
Children: 

1. Ephraim Blanchard^ Brown, bapt. May 19, 1833. 

2. William Henry, bapt. same day, May 19, 1833. 

5. Sarah Bridge, bapt. Feb. 15, 1807. 

6. Joseph Bridge, b. Nov. 1809; d. Aug. 26, 1811. 

7. William, b. Jan. 1812; d. Sept. 17, 1820. 

35. JEREMIAH^ BRIDGE (9. Josevh\ Matthew^ MaUhew\ 
John},) born in Lexington, Dec. 28, 1734; married Mar. 31, 1761, 
Sarah, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Buttrick, 
of Harvard, Mass. He was a private in Captain Isaac Gates' 
Company of Footmen, under the command of Colonel Asa Whit- 
comb, that marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1776, to Lexington 
and Concord. He was teamster in Captain David Nurse's 
Company, Dec. 12, 1776 to Mar. 26, 1777. In the spring of 1777, 
he was transferred to the Invalid Corps. He resided in Harvard 
until after the death of his first child in 1765, when he moved to 
Ashburnham, where he remained until about 1772, when he 
returned to Harvard. 

Children, all but the eldest born in Ashburnham: 

i. Lydia^ Bridge, b. in Harvard, May 25, 1762; d. June 2, 1764. 

ii. Sarah, b. Oct. 22, 1764. 

40. iii. Ezra, b. Feb. 13, 1767. 

41. iv. Jeremiah, Jr., b. Jan. 29, 1769. 

V. Abigail, b. Sept. 1, 1771, 



SIXTH GENERATION 

36. GEORGE^ BRIDGE (32. ThomasK Joseph*, Matthew^ 
Matthew^, John}), baptized Feb. 10, 1748, in Spencer, Mass.; died 
Dec. 10, 1823, in Stockbridge, N. Y., aged 75 years; married in 
Brookfield, Mass., Apr. 9, 1772, Abigail Williams, born about 
1755; died Mar. 10, 1838, aged 83 years. They moved to Shutes- 
bury, Mass., and their children, Sarah, WiUiam, Amos, Jonas 
and Sarah were born there. At a later date he moved to Stock- 
bridge, and the Central New York Bridge family line begins with 
Amos, b. Sept., 1, 1777. He and his wife are buried in "The Ridge 
Cemetery," East Stockbridge, N. Y. (See picture of his tombstone, 
discovered in 1922.) 

Children : 

i. Sahara Bridge, d. Jan. 25, 1776. 
u. William, b. Aug. 25, 1774; d. Jan. 27, 1776. 

42. iii. Amos, b. Sept. 1, 1777. 

43. iv. Jonas, b. May 7, 1781. 

V. Sally, b. Aug. 25, 1782. 

44. vi. Ephil^im, b. Feb. 13, 1785. 

45. vii. Jesse, b. May 27, 1787. 

viii. MiLLicENT, b. July 20, 1790, in Hartford, N. Y.; d. Mar. 12, 
1878, in Lenox, Ohio, aged 88 years; m. in Augusta, N. Y., 
in 1809, Almiron House, b. in Sandersfield, Mass., June 11, 
1787; d. in Jackson, Ohio, Mar. 18, 1858, aged 71 years. 
Children: 
1. Louisa* House, b. in Augusta, July 3, 1810; d. in 
Gobies, Michigan, Nov. 9, 1873; m. in Lenox, 
Sept. 12, 1831, Daniel G., son of Daniel and Ruth 
(Gallop) Robinson, b. Jan. 22, 1808; d. in Bloomingdale, 
Mich., Apr. 17, 1855. 
Children : 
1. Joseph' Robinson, b. June 9, 1832, in Lenox; 
d. of measles, in Nashville, Tenn., in 1863; m. 
in Bloomingdale, Mich., in 1853, IVIaky Ants' Abbot, 
who d. Mar. 12, 1859, in Bloomingdale. He 
enlisted in the Civil War. 
Children : 

1. LoxnsA Ann'" Robinson was adopted by 
people named "Foster," who lived in Otsego, 
Mich. She married a doctor. 

2. Mary Josephine married a IMr. Tho^la.s 
Rothbury and went to Mendota, HI., and 
from there to Chicago. 




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JOSEPH LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 125 

2. Jason James, b. Jan. 26, 1836, in Lenox; d. in 
Cleo Springs, Okla., May 11, 1911, aged 75 years. 
m. Feb. 25, 1856, in Michigan, Harriet, dau. of 
Edwin and Lucina (Stebbins) Miller, b. in Albany, 
N. Y., June 27, 1838; d. in Cleo Springs, May 23, 
1917; aged 78 years. He moved to Michigan from 
Ohio with his parents when he was two years old. 
Moved to Kansas in March, 1876. Moved from 
there to Woodward County, Oklahoma, and then 
from there to Cleo Springs, Major County, where 
he died. He was a farmer and practical veterinarian. 
Children: 

1. Edwin ParksI" Robinson, b. Feb. 19, 1859, 
in Bloomingdale; d. there, Sept. 30, 1862. 

2. Alberta Fidelia, b. Aug. 5, 1860, in Bloom- 
ingdale, Mich.; m. Sept. 29, 1877, in Sedgwick 
County, Kansas, Charles Ambrose Bullard, 
b. Sept. 29, 1853, in Albany, N. Y.; d. Sept. 
18, 1902, in Major County, Okla. She resides 
in Orienta, Okla. 

Children : 

1. Fidelia Alberta" Bullard, b. July 10, 
1878; m. Sidney Albert Morgan, in 
Orienta. Res. Malaga, Wash. 

2. John Ambrose, b. Aug. 2, 1880, in the 
State of Kansas; m. (I), May 12, 1902, 
Edith L. Major, at Cleo, Okla., who d. 
Feb. 15, 1906; (II), Apr. 21, 1912, in 
Beaver County, Okla., Lola Catharine 
Davis. Res. Fairview, Okla. 
Children: 

1. Russell Lee^^ Bullard, b. Aug. 17, 
1905. 

2. Leslie, b. Nov. 1, 1909. 

3. Wanda Edith, b. May 3, 1913. 

4. Will Richard, b. Jan. 28, 1915. 

3. James Leo, b. Oct. 6, 1881, in Almena 
Township, Van Buren Co., Mich.; m. 
Dec. 20, 1905, in Orienta, Charity Pearl, 
dau. of Alexander and Sarah M. (Scott) 
Boyle, b. in Butler Co., Pa., Jan. 15, 1881. 
He is a farmer and stock raiser. Res. 
Orienta. 

Children born in Orienta: 

1. James Herbert^- Bullard, b. Oct, 
6, 1906. 

2. Edna Pearl, b. Dec. 9, 1908. 

3. Harold Scott, b. Jan. 2, 1911. 

4. Clarence Harley, b. July 28, 1918. 



126 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

4. William Edgab, b. Jan. 26, 1884, in 
Michigan. Res. Fairview, Okla. 

5. Stephen Franklin, b. Oct. 5, 1885, 
in Kansas. Res. Orienta, R. I., Okla. 

6. Roger Oswald, b. Sept. 11, 1887; d. Jan. 
5, 1902, in Orienta. 

7. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Nov. 18, 1889, in 
Goddard, Kans.; m. (I), in 1907, O. G. 
Thornberry, who d. in 1914; (II), June 
15, 1919, Claudius Oliver, son of Alfred 
Perry and Lyda (LukenbiU) Bullard, 
b. in 1883, in Thayer, Kans. General 
merchant. Res. Aline, Okla. 

Chad: 

Kenneth Wayne^^ Bullard, b. Apr. 
4, 1920. 

8. Charles Jason, b. Sept. 28, 1891. Res. 
Fairview, Okla. 

9. Herbert Miller, b. July 10, 1893; d. 
Feb. 28, 1904, in Orienta. 

10. Ruth Amelia, b. July 28, 1898; m. 
Erwin C. Brewer. Res. Fairview. 

11. Irene, b. Feb. 5, 1901; m. Harry W. 
Morse. Res. 234^ East Seventh Street, 
Augusta, Kans. 

12. Charles Ambrose, Jr., b. Jan. 6, 1903. 
Unm. 

3. Amy Louisa, b. Mar. 26, 1865; m. George 
Clark Miller. Res. 248 Hanover Street, 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

4. William Daniel, b. Oct. 15, 1867, in 
Gobies, Mich.; m. in Goddard, Kans., Dec. 24, 
1890, Sarah Isabelle, dau. of Louis B. and 
Martha L. (Flinn) Holcomb, b. May 31, 1870, 
in Yadkin Co., N. C. Res. Springfield, Col. 
He entered in 1891 the Southwestern Kansas 
College, but, his health failing, he was compelled 
to leave. He was licensed to preach at the age 
of twenty-four. He has endeavored to make 
the service of God his first business. He has 
also managed telephone, creamery and hard- 
ware companies. At the present time he is 
managing his own ranch near Springfield, Col., 
and is also pastor of the Community Church 
in Vilas. 

Children : 
1. Vivian Isabelle" Robinson, b. Oct. 25, 
1891, m Winfield, Kans.; m. Feb. 11, 
1921, Warren T., son of Charles A. 



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and Margaret L. (Mills) Davis, b. Apr. 
18, 1893, in Boonville, Mo. She grad- 
uated from the Northwestern State 
Normal School, of Oklahoma, where she 
took high honors, especially in manual 
training, her work having been exhibited 
in the State School Exhibit in the State 
Capitol and other cities. She holds two 
life certificates, one for Oklahoma and 
one for Texas. She has been teaching, 
successfully, for seven years. 

Her husband, Warren T. Davis, served 
three years in the Regular Army, enlisting 
as a private and rose to First Lieutenant. 
Was honorably discharged. Enlisted as a 
private in the World War, serving two 
years, one overseas as Sergeant. Took 
part in three offensives. Res. Springfield, 
Colo. 
2. Ray Julius, b. Oct. 25, 1893, in Goddard; 
m. Oct. 22, 1915, Carrie M., dau. of 
Warren W. and Caroline H. (Maxwell) 
Lute, b. Apr. 18, 1892, in Kansas. He 
early developed an adaptability for 
mechanics. Spent one year in the North- 
western State Normal School of Oklahoma. 
He left the school and became a machinist's 
apprentice, where he filled all the posi- 
tions in the shop from striker to foreman, 
holding the latter position before he was 
twenty years of age. Now owns a ranch 
near Springfield, Col. Res. Springfield. 
Children : 

1. Russell Ray'^ Robinson, b. Sept. 1, 
1916, in Perryton, Texas. 

2. Warren William, b. July 15, 1918, 
in Perryton. 

3. Aline Nexta, b. June 4, 1920, in 
Springfield. 

5. Edgar Jason, b. June 26, 1871, near Gobies, 
Mich.; m. in Goddard, Nov. 30, 1897, Anna 
Viola, dau. of August K. and Sarah (Armour) 
Pruitt, b. near Goddard, Nov. 4, 1876. He 
was deprived of many school privileges. He 
worked as a blacksmith for eleven years. 
In 1909, he began fittmg himself for the 
veterinary profession, and, on Jan. 10, 1911, 
took the Kansas State Veterinary Examina- 
tion, passing with the high average of 97^^ 



128 JOHN BRIDGE FAIVITLY IN AMERICA 

per cent. Is a member of the Cheney Chamber 
of Commerce; has served as president of the 
Interstate Veterinary Association and is 
chairman of the executive body of that organi- 
zation. Is an Odd Fellow and has filled most 
of the offices in the order. Res. Cheney, Kans. 
Children: 

1. Myrtle Anna" Robinson, b. in Goddard, 
Jan. 30, 1899; m. Apr. 3, 1920, in Pratt, 
Kans., Edward L. Anderson, b. in 
Maize, Kans. She was a graduate of the 
high school in Cheney, in 1916. He 
enlisted early in the American forces 
of the World War; was commissioned 
Second Lieutenant, and was for several 
months overseas. He is now manager of 
the Comley Lumber Company's yard in 
Belmont, Kans. He is a Third Degree 
I. 0. O. F. and secretary of his lodge in 
Belmont. Res. Belmont. Child : 

Mary J-yne^^ Anderson, b. Feb. 2, 
1921, in Pratt. 

2. Bessie Irean, b. in Goddard, July 12, 
1900; m. Apr. 4, 1919, in Newton, Kans., 
Earl K. Walbert. She spent three and 
one half years in the high school and 
later entered the Wichita Business College. 
He was raised on a farm near Cheney. 
Was in training camp for several months. 
Is now engaged in farming. 

Child: 

Thelma Pearl12 Walbebt, b. Jan. 
4, 1920, in Caldwell, Kans. 

3. Thelma Oklahoma, b. Mar. 17, 1905, in 
Granton, Okla. Lives with her parents 
in Cheney. 

3. Fidelia Amelia, b. Jan. 15, 1847, in Bloomingdale, 
Mich.; m. May 25, 1867, Robert, son of Thomas 
Clark, b. in England, in 1802. He was b. Apr. 26, 
1846, in the State of New York. A farmer. Res. 
Glenburn, N. Dak. Box 202. 
Children: 
1. John Daniel" Clark, b. in Gobies, Sept. 10, 
1869; m. Nov. 19, 1889, Maud, dau. of Frank 
Everest, b. in New York State. Res. Pinegrove, 
Mich. 
Children : 
1. Emma V." Cl.\rk, b. June 15, 1891; d. 
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2. Eva, b. Feb. 16, 1893; d. Mar. 3, 1893. 

3. Ora M., b. Mar. 29, 1894, in Gobies; 
m. in Glenburn, Nov. 20, 1913, Simeon E., 
son of Elick Hedberg, b. in Sweden. 
She taught school for two years. They 
own a farm of eight hundred acres. Res. 
Greene, N. Dak. 

Children: 

1. Clark Edward^* Hedberg, b. Dec. 
24, 1914, in Greene. 

2. Gordon Bruce, b. June 20, 1917. 

3. Helen Marion, b. Mar. 20, 1922. 

4. Zelpha, b. Nov. 27, 1899, in Van Buren 
Co., Mich.; m. Jan. 23, 1918, in Mohall, 
N. Dak., Axel E., son of Elick Hedberg. 
Res. Carpio, N. D. 

Child: 

Velma Christine^^ Hedberg, b. 
Nov. 1, 1918. 

5. Vivian V., b. Nov. 4, 1903, in Glenburn; 
m. in 1921, George Lebell, of Carpio. 
Child: 

Lyle Bernard12 Lebell, b. June 17, 
1922, in Carpio. 

6. Thelma, b. Dec. 25, 1909, in Glenburn. 

2. Robert Dexter,!" ^ Aug. 16, 1874, in Gobies; 
m. in Gobies, Nov. 4, 1897, Maud I., dau. of 
Clarence and Ida I. (Gorton) Stevens, b. Jan. 
27, 1878. He is a farmer. Resides in Glenburn, 
N. Dak. 

Children : 

1. Paul Hubert" Clark, b. in Gobies, May 
9, 1899. He is employed by the Standard 
Oil Company in Minot, N. Dak. Resides 
in Glenburn. 

2. Ida Fidelia, b. Mar. 19, 1901, in Glen- 
burn; graduated June, 1921, from the 
Normal School. A teacher residing in 
Westhope, N. Dak. 

3. Helen Mabel, b. Dec. 13, 1903, in 
Glenburn. She attended the Minot State 
Normal School and resides in Glenburn. 

4. Harold Dexter, b. Oct. 7, 1905, in 
Glenburn. A pupil in the high school in 
Glenburn where he resides. 

5. Eva Mildred, b. Jvme 5, 1908, in Glen- 
burn; now attending Glenburn High 
School, where she resides. 

3. Harry, b. in Gobies, July 1, 1885; m. in 1911, 



130 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

in Kalamazoo, Mich., Luella Vebwest. 
They have no children. He is an inventor and 
manufacturer of car accessories. Res. Spring- 
field, Ohio. 
4. Leroy Thomas, b. in Gobies, May 27, 1887; 
d. Apr. 24, 1905, in Glenburn. 
2. Harlow, b. in Augusta, N. Y., Mar. 7, 1812; d. in 
Collins, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1896, aged 8U years; m. Apr. 27, 
1841, in Lenox, Ohio, Betsey B., dau. of Levi and Ruth 
(Hurlburt) French, b. Aug. 3, 1817, in Lenox; d. in 
Collins, Ohio, Sept. 17, 1888, aged 71 years. He was a 
cabinet maker and a farmer and resided in Lenox and 
Collins. 
Children : 

1, NiLEs H.' House, b. Nov. 10, 1845, in Lenox; m. 
in Collins, Dec. 25, 1872, Electa Ordway, b. Feb. 
24, 1850, in Collins; d. Apr. 4, 1919, in Collms. 
He is a farmer. Resides in Collins. 

Children born in Collins: 

1. Amy B.i» House, b. Oct. 21, 1874. Res. 
Collins. 

2. Harlow Martin, b. Aug. 28, 1877; m. Feb. 22, 
1912, in New London, Ohio, Flavla, dau. of 
Azem and Jane Goodrich Estey, b. in Leicester, 
Vt., Feb. 25, 1869. No children. He is 
employed by the New York Central Railroad 
Company as telegrapher. A member of the 
Order of Railroad Telegraphers, Odd Fellows, 
Oberlin Grange, Golf Club, and the Rod and 
Gun Club. She is a member of the Rebekah 
Lodge (Odd Fellows). Res. Oberlin, Ohio. 

3. Birdie H., b. Dec. 30, 1883; m. Jan. 25, 1905, 
in Collins, Willla.m M., son of Martin D. and 
Margaret (Seeley) Riggs, b. Oct. 31, 1883, in 
Collins. He is a general farmer. A Township 
Trustee. He and his family are active members 
of the Norwalk Methodist Church. Res. 
Norwalk, Ohio. 

Children : 

1. Stanley" Riggs, b. in Collins, Nov. 26, 
1905. 

2. Karl Alton, b. in Collins, June 27, 1907. 

3. Elizabeth, b. in Norwalk, Sept. 12, 1913. 

2. Bruce Frederick, b. Feb. 14, 1852, in JeflFerson, 
Ohio; m. (I), May 17, 1882, in Collins, Sophia, 
dau. of Otis H. and Jane (Waldron) Van Tassel, 
b. in Collins, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1847; d. there Nov. 
13, 1884; (II), Dec. 25, 1900, in Denver, Colo., 
Sadie A., dau. of Peter C. and Permelia L. 



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(Woodworth) Wortman, b. in Chautauqua, N. Y., 
Jan. 16, 1860. Res. 2445 California Street, Denver, 
Colo. 

Mr. House is by profession a civil engineer, his 
specialties being those of irrigation, railroad loca- 
tion and construction. In the latter employment, 
he was engaged by the Union Pacific Railway, the 
Oregon Short Line Railroad, the Western Pacific 
Railway, the Colorado and Southern Railway, 
and the Denver and Rio Grande Railway. As 
a locating engineer, he was the first who succeeded 
in getting a line of stakes across the desert in Utah 
for the Western Pacific Railway after two other 
engineers had utterly failed. He was the first 
field engineer employed by the Colorado and South 
Railway on the work of valuation for the Interstate 
Commerce Commission. He is a very prominent 
Free Mason: The Blue Lodge Degrees in Collins, 
Ohio, in 1882; the York Rite and a Knight Templar 
in 1892; the Scottish Rite in Denver, in 1919; a 
Noble of the Mystic Shrine also in 1919. He has 
been successful in business and prominent in 
various forms of society work. 
ChUd: 

Myra SoPHiAio House, b. in Collins, Sept. 
28, 1884; m. in Denver, Apr. 6, 1903, Harry 
Arthur, son of Adolph H. and Philipina 
(Freeman) Holmberg, b. in Chicago, 111., 
Sept. 14, 1876. He is in the wall paper and 
paint business. He was First Lieutenant in 
the First Colorado Infantry in the Spanish- 
American War. Res. 252 South Broadway, 
Denver. Child: 

Roy Freeman" Holmberg, b. in Denver, 
Mar. 28, 1904. Became a student in the 
University of Iowa; is an athlete, also 
a Free Mason. 
3. LucETTA, b. Oct. 4, 1813, in Augusta, N. Y.; d. June 13, 
1889, in Lenox, aged 76 years; m. in Lenox, Oct. 10, 
1832, Heman H. Watson, b. Feb. 8, 1804, in New 
Hartford, Conn.; d, Feb. 13, 1887, in Lenox, aged 83 
years. He settled on a farm in Lenox, Ohio, where he 
lived until his death. 
Children : 
1. Harlow Allen^ Watson, b. in Lenox, Sept. 1834; 
d. in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Aug. 1862; m. Apr. 
1859, Fannie L., dau. of Amos Curtis, b. in 1843. 
She was of Augusta, 111. He enlisted in the 16th 
Illinois Infantry. She is deceased. 



132 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ChUd: 

Nettie Louise^" Watson, b. in Augusta, 
N.Y., Feb. 15, 1860; d. in Cleveland, Ohio, Mar. 
2, 1922; m. Bikney Alson, son of Nelson and 
Martha French, of Lenox, Ohio, in 1880, who 
was b. in Lenox, July 3, 1855; d. in Lenox, Apr. 
17, 1917. He was a farmer and spent his entire 
life in Lenox. 
Children : 

1. Ethelind Louise" French, b. in Lenox, 
June 9, 1882; m. in Ashtabula, Ohio, 
Sept. 16, 1911, James, son of D. Reuben 
and Laura Darrow. He is a gardener. 
Res. Struthers, Ohio. 

Children: 

1, Dorothy Louisei^ Darrow, b. in 
Lowellville, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1912. 

2. Robert French, b. Jan. 10, 1915, in 
Lowellville, Ohio. 

2. Bernice Antoinette, b. in Lenox, 
Apr. 1, 1885; m. in Lenox, Apr. 21, 1908, 
Bert Sherburn, son of William Wolcott, 
b. July 25, 1884, in West Farmmgton, 
Ohio. No children. He is a furniture 
salesman. Res. 7704 La Grange Avenue, 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

2. Edgar Bruce, b. Apr. 17, 1845, in Lenox, Ohio; 
m. May 1, 1867, Lena S., dau. of Rufus and Celia 
Clark, of Conneaut, Ohio, b. Mar. 3, 1848, in 
Conneaut; d. Apr. 1, 1922, in Lenox, aged 74- years. 
Mr. Watson is a merchant residing in Lenox, Ohio, 
P. O. Jefferson, R.D. 3. 
Children born in Lenox: 

1. Fred Clark^" Watson, b. Apr. 29, 1870; m, 
Jime, 1902, in Plymouth, Ohio, Ruth R., 
dau. of Josiah and Julia Morgan, b. Apr. 25, 
1873; d. Oct. 12, 1915, in Ashtabula. Ad- 
dress care of Western Union Telegraph Co., 
Watsonville, Cal. Child: 

Julia C." Watson, b. Dec. 9, 1903, in 
Santa Ana, Cal. Res. Jefferson, Ohio. 

2. Heman Allyn, b. May 25, 1873; m. in 
Jefferson, June 16, 1897, Albertine, dau. 
of Almon and Charlotte (Christee) Carpenter, 
b. June 4, 1876, in Lenox. Is a merchant 
and in business with his father, they having a 
general retail store. Res. Lenox, Ohio. 
Children born in Lenox: 

1. Carol E." Watson, b. Dec. 25, 1898; 



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m. Aug. 2, 1922, in Lenox, Harry H., 

son of Karl and Snow Hawley, b. in 

Geneva, Ohio, Feb. 5, 1899. Graduated in 

June, 1923, from the Ohio State University. 

He has received the degree of Bachelor 

of Civil Engineering. Res. 141 West 

Frambes Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. 

2. Edgar Allyn, b. Apr. 21, 1912, in Lenox. 

3. Edgar Neil, b. July 28, 1881; d. Aug. 13, 

1904, in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his 

second year at the Ohio State University, 

making electrical engineering a specialty. Unm. 

4. Calista, b. Apr. 21, 1815, in Augusta, N. Y.; d. in 
Jefferson, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1897, aged 82 years; m. May, 
1843, in Lenox, Ohio, Josiah P. Knowlton, who d. 
Jan. 11, 1889, in Rock Creek, Ohio. 

Children : 

1. Sidney^ Knowlton, b. Sept. 26, 1844; d. Dec. 31, 
1846. 

2. Diana, b. Sept. 29, 1856; m. in Jefferson, Ohio, 
Oct. 30, 1897, Simeon J. Smith; d. Nov. 16, 1919. 
No children. 

5. Harrison, b. Feb. 22, 1817, in Augusta, N. Y.; d. in 
Rock Creek, Jan. 11, 1888, aged 71 years; m. (I), 
Julia Carpenter, Oct. 12, 1840, in Lenox, Ohio, who 
died, and he m. as his second wife, Ann Billings. No 
children. 

6. Almiron, b. Dec. 11, 1818, in Augusta, N. Y.; d. in 
Kingsville, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1868; m. May, 1841, Harriet, 
dau. of Amos and Lydia S. Harmon. She d. in Kings- 
ville, Ohio. 

Children born in Lenox, Ohio: 
1. Earl E.^ House, b. Apr. 4, 1845; d. Dec. 29, 
1918, in Austinburg, Ohio; m. Sept. 3, 1868, in 
Rock Creek, Ohio, Almira, dau. of Samuel and 
Hannah (Wintersteen) Roath, b. in 1851, in 
Montville, Ohio. He enlisted in the Civil War 
at the age of nineteen years in Company D, 197th 
Ohio Infantry, on the twenty-first day of May, 
1865. She resides in Austinburg. 
Children : 

1, Edgar L.i» House, b. May 22, 1867; m. 
Flora Houser. Is a railroad man. Res. 
Conneaut, Ohio. 

2. Emory C, b. June 8, 1869, in Rock Creek; 
m. Mar. 23, 1904, in Austinburg, Etta, 
dau. of Carnie and L, (Strong) Calaway, b. 
Mar. 23, 1862, in Geneva, Ohio. A farmer. 
Res. R.D. 2, Ashtabula, Ohio. 



134 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ChUd: 

Howard C." House, b. Aug. 1907, in 
Ashtabula, where he now resides. 

3. Lettie B., b. in Morgan, Mar. 8, 1871; d. 
Dec. 31, 1891, in Morgan (now called Rock 
Creek); m. George, son of Henry and Phebe 
(Loveiand) Bissell, b. in Austinburg, in 1864. 
Is a dairy farmer having a large farm of two 
hundred acres. Res. Austinburg. 

4, Hattie M., b. in Morgan, Jan. 23, 1877; m. 
in 1901, Sherman, son of Aaron and Addie 
(Dourley) Colter, b. in 1875, in Menango 
Borough, Penn. A farmer. No children. Res. 
Austinburg. 

2. Ellen C, b. July 25, 1847; m. John Smith. 
He was b. in Ireland and came to this country when 
but a boy of six with his brothers. Was a member 
of the G. A. R. Now deceased. His widow resides 
in Kingsville, Ohio. 

7. Betsey, b. Sept. 4, 1820, in Augusta, N.Y.; d. Mar. 8, 

1890, in Lenox, Ohio, aged 70 years; m. in 1844, Hir.\m 
Harmon, who d. June, 1846. No children. 

8. ]VIary, b. Oct. 24, 1822, in Rochester, N. Y.; d. May 7, 
1914, aged 92 years; m. Sept. 1841, Edwin King. 
She was an invalid and did not walk for over twenty 
years. She was a woman of a very kind nature and 
left a host of friends to mourn her death. 

Children : 

1. LucETTA IVIiLLicENT* KiNG, b. in Lenox, Ohio; 
d. in Jefferson, Ohio, Apr. 11, 1920; m. James 
Henry Dow, who d. in 1901. 

2. Amy: d. Sept. 4, 1863, in Lenox at the age of twelve 
years. 

9. Melissa, b. Sept. 27, 1824, in Lenox; d. Nov. 18, 

1891, in Ashrock, Kans.; m. May 7, 1844, Rollin 
McNutt, who d. in Ashrock, in 1898. At an early age, 
she united with the church and was a faithful member 
of the Congregational Church. 

Rollin McNutt was an active, impulsive man. He 
moved into the big woods, twelve miles from Lake 
Michigan, erected a mill and operated the same up to 
the time of the Civil War. When he came home, he 
moved to Green Bay, erected another mill, operating 
it for several years. He moved back to Cato, remaining 
there for several years. In 1878, he moved from Cato 
to what was then Ashrock Township, Kans. He erected 
a shop on the homestead there and did a general repair 
business. He was a very active Christian and a very 
liberal supporter of the church. 



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Children: 

1. Julia* McNutt, d. when 2^ years old. 

2. Ira Abram, b. Aug. 8, 1848, in the State of Ohio; 
d. Nov. 16, 1918, aged 70 years, in Woodston, 
Kans.; m. Jan. 27, 1869, in Pittsville, Wis., Caro- 
line Matilda, dau, of Bainbridge and Caroline 
(Taylor) Hall, b. July 5, 1853, in Lyndon, Me. 
Children: 

1. Amy Mariano McNutt, b. Nov. 29, 1869, in 
Cato, Wis.; m. Nov. 11, 1891, in Stockton, 
Kans., Harvey Derbyshire, son of Alexander 
and Lovina (Hyatt) Mclntire, b. July 1851, 
in Richland, Iowa; d. Sept. 23, 1910, in Clayton 
Kans. She resides in Woodston, Kans. 
Children born in Woodston; last three born in 

Rexford, Kans. : 

1. Webb Kyle" McIntire, b. Sept. 1892. 
He was in the Army for a short time in 
training camp at Camp Lewis, Wash. 
Then he was sent to school in Los Angeles, 
Cal. Res. Los Angeles, Cal. 

2. Glekn G., b. Apr. 19, 1894; enlisted in 
the United States Navy in February, 1917, 
and served through the War in the 
Transport Service. Was discharged in 
the fall of 1919. Res. El Segundo, Cal. 

3. Don C, b. Sept. 10, 1895; enlisted in 
April, 1917, and served on board the 
U. S. S. Arkansas during the War. Served 
overseas for the last half of 1918. Res. 
El Segundo, Cal. 

4. Ralph Burdette, b. May 26, 1897; m. 
May 26, 1921, in Franklin, Nebr., Alma 
Bates. Res. Alton, Kans. 

5. Helen Ruth, b. Jan. 1, 1899; m. Oct. 10, 
1920, in Osborn, Ohio, William A. Lewis. 
Res. Woodston, Kansas. 

Children : 

1. Joan Ruth^^ M. Lewis, b. Oct. 11, 
1921. 

2. Jean Martha, b. Nov. 24, 1922. 

6. Hazel Vivian, b. May 23, 1900. 

7. Marcus Harvey, b. Dec. 18, 1902. 

8. Ross Odell, b. Oct. 20, 1904. 

9. Kenneth Perry, b. June 17, 1906. 
10. Ila Irene, b. Sept. 8, 1908. 

2. Earl Lester, b. Dec. 5, 1871, in Cato; m. 
Maude Douglass, in 1899, in Stockton, 
Mo. Res. Pleasant Hill, Mo. 



136 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children: 

1. Edna" McNutt, m. CxniTis Parrott. 
Has three children. 

2. Ray, 

3. Emerson. 

4. Edith, d. in 1918. 

5. Rex, d. in 1918. 

6. Ralph. 

7. Kenneth. 

8. Mildred. 

9. Jack. 
10. Lois. 

3. Chester Curtis, b. May 28, 1873, in Cato; 
d. Aug. 4, 1888, in Woodston, Kansas. 

4. Lulu Melissa, b. July 2, 1876, in Berlin, 
Minn.; m. Simon Arnsipger in 1892, in 
Harrisburgh, Ore. Res. The Dalles, Ore. 

5. Ira Bert, b. Oct. 3, 1878, in Berlin; m. Clara 
Hollen, in Woodston, in 1908. Res. Wood- 
ston, Kansas. 

Children : 

1. ;Mabel" McNutt. 

2. Frank. 

3. Carl. 

4. Beulah. 

6. Mabel Ethel, b. Sept. 13, 1880, in Ashrock, 
Ohio; d. Feb. 6, 1885. 

7. Florence Marion, b. June 1, 1883, in 
Ashrock; d. Feb. 19, 1885. 

8. John Joseph, b. Oct. 1, 1885, in Ashrock; 
married and lives in Underwood, Washington. 

9. Carrie Gertrude, b. Mar. 3, 1889, in Wood- 
ston, Kansas; m. Homer Grey, in Iowa, in 
1920. Res. Dallas, Iowa. 

10. Estella Irene, b. Mar. 2, 1891, in Woodston, 
Kansas; m. in Oregon, in 1920, Charles 
Dickson. Res. Underwood, Washington. 

11. Walter, b. Oct. 1894, in Woodston, Kansas; 
m. in 1919, in Oregon. Res. Underwood, 
Washington. 

12. Eunice, b. Aug. 1897, in Woodston; m. Ernest 
Judy in 1914, in Oregon. Res. The Dalles, Ore. 

3, Walter Rollin, b. Nov. 23, 1850, in Eagleville, 
Ohio; m. Nov. 24, 1870, in Cato, M\rg.\ret J., 
dau. of Henry Hugh and Catherine (Gardner) 
McCall, b. Sept. 2, 1852, in Milwaukee, Wis. 
He was the first elected trustee of Ashrock Town- 
ship. Later, was elected to the oflflce of Register of 
Deeds for Rock County. Is a member of the 



JOSEPH LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 137 

Masonic Lodge at Paonia, Col.; was in training at 
Camp Lewis, Washington, for a time and was dis- 
charged on account of poor health. 
Children : 

1. RoLLiN Hugh'" McNutt, b. Nov. 20, 1871, 
in Lathamville; m. Oct. 20, 1898, in Woodston, 
Blanche, dau. of Z. T. and Jennie Greer, 
b. Oct. 27, 1879. Res. Woodston, Kansas. 
A farmer. 

Child: 

Marie N." McNutt, b. Dec. 20, 1904, 
in Woodston, Kansas. 

2. Ernest Orville, b. Dec. 8, 1874, in Latham- 
ville; m. in Abilene, Kans., May 24, 1899, 
Ida Kenney, b. in Seymour, Iowa, March 28, 
1872; d. in Pasadena, Cal., Aug. 19, 1919. 
Is a Knight Templar Mason and M. W. A. 
No children. Res. Long Beach, Cal. 

3. Cora, b. in 1876; d. in 1877. 

4. William, b. Dec. 8, 1882; d. in 1883. 

5. May, b. in 1889; d. m 1895. 

6. Nellie B., b. Jan. 9, 1892, in Woodston. 
Unm. Res. Paonia, Colorado. 

4. Hubert C, b. May 13, 1860, m Cato; m, July 4, 
1880, in Ashrock, Mary M., dau. of Jay and 
Martha (French) Vanderlip, b. July 25, 1861, in 
Cato. A farmer-mechanic. Res. Woodston, Kansas. 
Children born in Woodston: 

1. Newell Jayi" McNutt, b. Aug. 8, 1883; 
d. Dec. 18, 1918; m. Rosa Dunlap, in Wood- 
ston, Kansas. 

2. Willie E., b. May 25, 1885; d. Feb. 26, 1903. 

3. Olo Bell, b. Sept. 21, 1889. 

4. Susie, b. Nov. 16, 1892; m. in Woodston, 
Oct. 2, 1912, Ray E. Castul. Res. Woodston. 

5. Emma, b. Feb. 11, 1895; m. GeorgeR.Panley, 
May 1, 1918, in Woodston. Res. Woodston. 

6. Eva G., b. May 8, 1897; m. in Woodston, 
May 8, 1919, Charles W. Stehley. Res. 
Simpson, Kans. 

7. Charlie S., b. Mar. 8, 1901; m. Edna Davis, 
Jan. 1, 1923, in Woodston. 

8. Ruth G., b. July 16, 1903. Res. Woodston. 

10. Diana, b, Sept. 10, 1826, in Lenox; d. in Morgan, Ohio. 
Unm. 

11. Augustus, b. Oct. 8, 1829, in Lenox; d. Aug. 30, 1863, 
in the Field Hospital, in Stevenson, Ala.; m. Eliza 
Hartman, Oct. 8, 1854. He enlisted in the Civil War. 
He belonged to the Second Michigan Volunteer Cavalry, 



188 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Company I. Was a mill man. Was buried in a soldier's 

grave in Greenville, Ala. 

Children: 

1. EuDOBA^ House, b. Feb. 10, 1856, in Jackson 
Township, Ohio. 

2. Mary Millicent, b. Mar. 5, 1859, in the State of 
Michigan. Most of her life has been spent in 
taking care of invalid people. She is unmarried. 
Was adopted by her aunt, Mary King, and lived 
with her until her death. Res. Jefferson, Ohio. 

3. DwiGHT, b. Aug. 22, 1861, in Hancock County, 
Ohio; m. Jan. 31, 1883, in Beaver Dam, Ohio, 
Elizabeth, dau. of William and Sarah Ann (Sesler) 
Griffith, b. Jan. 31, 1862, in Jamestown, Ohio. 
He is superintendent of the Louis Hansmann Press, 
Kenosha, Wis. Belongs to the Knights of Pythias, 
Loyal Order of Moose, Modern Woodmen of 
America, and the Tj'pographical LTnion, and is 
past presiding officer in each. Res. Route I, 
Box 32, Kenosha, Wis. 

Children born in Ottawa, Ohio: 

1, Jessie i" House, b. Jan. 1, 1884. Unm. Res. 
Kenosha. 

2. Eva, b. Jan. 17, 1886; m. in Kenosha, Jan. 25, 
1906, Habry L., son of Charles Weaver, b. in 
Rockford, 111., May 26, 1886. He is a tool 
maker. Res. 654 Beecher Street, Milwaukee, 
Wis. 

Children: 

1. Charles" Weaver, b. Oct. 11, 1906, in 
Kenosha. 

2. Dorothy, b. Dec. 15, 1907, in Kenosha. 

3. Darrel, b. Apr. 30, 1910, in Kenosha. 

4. Jessie, b. Feb. 14, 1915, in Silver Lake, 
Wis. 

5. Claude, b. June 29, 1919, in Milwaukee. 

6. Evelyn, b. Feb. 1, 1921, in Milwaukee. 
12, Sidney, b. May 5, 1832, in Lenox,N. Y. ; d. there, Jan. 12, 

1867; m. Mary Jane Hall. He was a carpenter by 
trade and owned a small farm in Lenox. After his 
death she married a Mr. Buck and they moved to 
Tennessee, Jessie and Benjamin B. going with them. 
Children: 

1. Florence' House; d. Mar. 13, 1859, aged six 
months, five days, in Lenox. Buried in Lenox 
Cemetery. 

2. Jessie married a Mr. Whitcomb and died in the 
State of Missouri. 

3. Benjamin Butler; d. in the State of Missouri. 



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13. Fidelia Gregoky, b. Feb. 27, 1836, in Lenox, N. Y.; d. 

Apr. 7, 1915, in Rock Creek, Ohio, aged 79 years; m. 

Jasper Bailey, Dec. 23, 1858, in Findlay, Ohio, b. Apr. 

7, 1833, in Rock Creek; d. Nov. 30, 1908, aged 75 years. 

She joined the Congregational Church of Rock Creek, 

Apr. 18, 1875, and only lacked a few days of having 

been a member of that church forty years. 

Child: 

Frank Miron* Bailey, b. Sept. 9, 1867, in Rock 
Creek; m. Aug. 5, 1890, in Jefferson, Luella 
Daniels, b. Sept. 17, 1867, in Hartsgrove, Ohio; 
d. Apr. 2, 1915, in Rock Creek. He is a farmer and 
resides in Rock Creek Station. 
Children born in Rock Creek: 

1. George Lathami" Bailey, b. May 17, 1891; 
m. Aug. 2, 1914, Mabel Canfield, in Jefferson, 
Res. Rock Creek Station. 

2. Vern Jasper, b. June 25, 1899. Res. Rock 
Creek Station. 

ix. George, Jr., b. in Madison, Feb. 25, 1793; d. Mar. 30, 1865, 
aged 72 years; m. in 1815, Elizabeth Bunnell, of Connecticut, 
b. Aug. 1796. He came to Canton soon after 1812. Was also 
at one time a soldier at Sackett's Harbor. His family consisted 
of five boys and two girls. Only three were living in 1882. 
Children: 

1. George A.^ Bridge, b. Aug. 21, 1822; m. Sarepta E. 
Gay, who d. Aug. 26, 1863. He was a farmer. 
Children: 

1. Adella' Bridge; m. Mr. Partridge; d. Sept. 18, 
1875. 

2. Eva Estella; m. Mr. Chase, who d. Apr. 25, 1887. 

3. Lillian E., d. Apr. 10, 1877. 

2. S. DicKERSON, b. . He kept the American House in 

Canton. He m. Sarah Hack. They had three children. 

46. X. William, b. June 2, 1796. 

37. JOSEPH^ BRIDGE (32. Thomas\ Joseph^ Matthew^ 
Matthev)^, JohrO), born in Spencer, Mass., June 18, 1752; died in 
Northfield, Mass., in 1831, aged 79 years; married (I), Sarah 
Crossett, born in New Salem, Mass.; died in Northfield, about 
1822; (II), Mrs. Elizabeth Torrey, of Shutesbury, Mass., 
who had been brought up by his father, Thomas. He lived with 
her, probably, only three or four years. She was much younger 
than he and had no children by him. She had three or four children 
of her own by her former marriage. His children greatly opposed 
his marriage to her. He was popularly called "Doctor Bridge," 
being accustomed to treat horses and cattle as a veterinarian. 
He was a soldier in the Revolution. 



140 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children : 

47. i. Nathan' Bridge, b. Oct. 30, 1778. 

48. ii. Joseph, b. May 19, 1780. 

iii. Patience, b. in 1787, in Amherst or Shutesbury; d. May 18, 
1839, in Erving; m. July 2, 1806, Abner Jennings; who d. 
Oct., 1827, in Erving, at the age of fifty-two. 

49. iv. Isaac Crossett, b. Oct. 27, 1789. 

V. Mary (Aunt Polly), b. Oct. 27, 1789, twin sister of Isaac 
Crossett; m. Feb. 18, 1819, David Clark. She lived within 
a few rods of her twin brother's house. She died about 1822, 
on the same day that her mother, Sarah Crossett, died and 
they were buried side by side. John Wesley Bridge, Sr., had 
no recollection of Aunt Polly having any children of her own. 
Her husband, David Clark, had three wives: (I), "Polly" or 
Mary Bridge; (II), Abigail Lyman; (III), Hannah Fisher, 
vi. Abigail (familiarly named "Aunt Nabby"); m. Samuel 
CoLL.\B, m Northfield, Jan. 26, 1808. 
Children: 

1. R\nnah8 Collar, b. Aug. 14, 1809. Unm. 

2. WiLLLVM, b. Sept. 19, 1811; d. Sept. 21, 1816. 

3. Charles William, b. Feb. 25, 1816. Settled in Boston. 

39. JONATHAN^ BRIDGE (34. Joseph^ Joseph*, Matthew^ 
Mattheiv', John}), born Sept. 20, 1758, baptized Sept. 24, 1758; 
died Feb. 16, 1850, aged 91 years; married (I), Feb. 22, 1781, 
Phcebe, daughter of William and Mary (Reed) Bowman, of 
Cambridge, Mass., baptized June 19, 1757; (II), ]VIrs. Phcebe 
(Phillips) Wait, of Roxbury, Mass., born in 1774; died Feb. 18, 
1817. He was one of the detachment of Captain Parker's Company, 
which marched to Cambridge at the beginning of the Revolutionary 
War, June 17, 1775. 

Children born in Lexington: 

i. Joseph' Bridge, b. Apr. 9, 1783; d. in 1787. 
ii. Nancy, b. Sept. 12, 1785; d. unm. in 1811. 
iii. Phoebe, b. Nov. 7, 1789; d. Oct. 2, 1872, aged 83 years; m. 
May 5, 1821, ThoiMas S.^rgent, of Maiden, b. Oct. 20, 1793; 
d. May 20, 1881, aged 88 years. 

1. Louisa Jane* Sargent, b. Jan. 24, 1823; d. Aug. 25, 
1872; m. Sept. 7, 1857, George Faulkner, of Maiden, 
who d. May 29, 1904. 
Children: 

1. Jennie Louise^ Faulkner, b. in Kewanee, 111., 
Sept. 12, 1860; m. Oct. 11, 1887, m Maiden, Mass., 
Honorable Arthur Holbrook, son of Rev. Joshua 
Wyman and Ellen Maria (Holbrook) Wellman, b. in 
East Randolph (now Holbrook), Mass., Oct. 30, 
1855. Res. Maiden and Topsfield, Mass. 
On his father's side, he is a descendant, in the 



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eighth generation, of William Bradford, Governor of 
Plymouth Colony, and from Abraham Wellman, who 
perished at the siege of Louisburg under General 
Pepperell in 1745. On his mother's side he is a 
descendant of Thomas Durfee, of Freetown, a State 
Senator, member of Governor's Council and Judge of 
the Court of Sessions. 

Arthur H. Wellman was graduated in the class of 
1878 at Amherst College, delivering the valedictory. 
He studied law in the Harvard Law School and in the 
Boston University Law School, graduating from this 
latter school, receiving the degree of LL.B., sununa 
cum laude. He was admitted to the Suffolk Bar in 
1882, and is a member of the firm of Wellman & 
Gaskins. 

He served for three years as City Solicitor of Maiden, 
having been a member of the Common Council in that 
city in 1885. 

In 1886 he became an instructor in Boston University 
Law School, and in 1891, a professor in that institution. 

He served in the Lower House of the Legislature 
1892, 1893 and 1894; was a member of the Senate 
in 1895 and 1896. Also a member of the Massa- 
chusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1919. 
Children : 

1. Sargent Holbrookio Wellman, b. May 8, 
1892; m. Oct. 1, 1919, Mary Conover. Lives 
in Paris, France. 

ChUd: 

Prudence Holbrook" Wellman, b. 
Nov. 20, 1920. 

2. Katharine Faulkner, b. May 18, 1893. Unm. 
2. George Sargent, b. Nov. 18, 1865, in Arlington, 

111.; d. there, Nov. 25, 1871. 

2. Ellen Maria, b. May 26, 1825, in Maiden, Mass.; 
d. Mar. 3, 1877, in Maiden; m. Dec. 12, 1865, in Maiden, 
Benjamin Faulkner, b. Oct. 28, 1827. No children. 

3. Nancy Bridge, b. Jan. 27, 1828. Unm. 

4. Mary Elizabeth, b. Apr. 13, 1835. Unm. 

iv. Elliot, b. Oct. 20, 1793; d. Mar. 3, 1858; m. July 23, 1820, 
Bernard, son of Edward and Anna Newhall, b. Aug. 15, 1781; 
d. Apr. 18, 1855, aged 74- years. 
Children : 

1. Martin Tufts^ Newhall, b. July 14, 1822. 

2. Augusta, b. Jan. 31, 1825. 

3. Emeline, b. Dec. 22, 1827. 

4. Henry Augustus, b. Feb. 23, 1830; m. May 30, 1866, 
Jennie Hopkins, of New Castle, Maine, b. Aug. 28, 
1836; d. Mar., 1867. 



142 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Chad: 

Ernest H.^ Newhall, b. Mar. 16, 1867. 

5. Webster, b. Apr. 11, 1833; d. Feb. 6, 1834. 

6. Bridge Blanchard, b. Oct. 23, 1835; d. Aug. 18, 1836. 

50. V. Jonathan, b. Feb. 1, 1798. 

vi. Sophia, b. Mar. 23, 1807; d. Dec. 15, 1863. 
vii. Isaac, b. Apr. 23, 1809; d. Mar. 28, 1837. 

51. viii. Heriman, b. Sept. 10, 1811. 

ix. Sarah, b. Feb. 22, 1814; d. July 5, 1866. Unm. 
X. Mary Anne, b. Feb. 9, 1817. 

40. EZRA« BRIDGE (35. Jeremiah^ Joseph*, Matthew^ 
Matthew^, John}), born in Ashburnham, Mass., Feb. 13, 1767; 
died Sept. 5, 1813; married Dec. 10, 1799, Betsey, daughter of 
Absalom and Elizabeth (Beal) Farwell, bom in Bethel, Me., 
Feb. 11, 1777; she remarried and died in Keene, was Mrs. Betsey 
Bridge Nash, Apr. 13, 1853, aged 76 years. Resided in Keene, 
N. H. 

Children born in Keene: 

52. i. Lewis' Bridge, b. Nov. 2, 1801. 
ii. Francis. 

ill. Ora. 

53. iv. Nahum, b. Oct. 1, 1808. 

V. Lucy; m. George EveleTh, of Roxbury, N. H. 

54. vi. Ezra Kendall. 

41. JEREMIAH^ BRIDGE (35. Jeremiah^ Joseph^ Matthew^, 
Matthew'^, John}), born in Ashburnham, Mass., Jan. 29, 1769; 
died by drowning in 1826; married Sally, daughter of Artemas 
and Sally (Flagg) Cox, born in 1790; died by drowning, Dec. 29, 
1856. Removed to Litchfield, Me., about 1815. He was a printer. 

Children registered in Litchfield, Me.: 

i. Eliza Ann' Bridge, b. Apr. 26, 1818; m. Warren Lemont. 

55. ii. Samuel H., b. in Mar., 1820. 

iii. Charles, b. Apr. 26, 1822; d. Mar. 22, 1897, aged 75 years: 

m. Nancy Amee. Resided in Gardiner, Maine, 
iv. May C, b. in 1825; d. May 23, 1849. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 

42. AMOS^ BRIDGE (36. George^ Thomas\ Joseph*, Matthew^, 
Matthew^, John}), born Sept. 1, 1777, in Shutesbury, Mass.; died 
Apr. 17, 1857, aged 79 years; married June, 1800, Mary (Polly) 
Sloan, born in 1782; died Mar. 8, 1850. Resided in Madison and 
Stockbridge. 

Amos Bridge, St., was one of the first settlers of Stockbridge 
West Hill, where he built the first frame house of that vicinity, 
which stood on its original foundations until the winter of 1921-2, 
when it was torn down and removed. He reared a family of eleven 
children, and two others died in infancy. 
Children : 

i. George* Bridge, b. about 1802; d. July 3, 1882, aged 80 years; 
m. Diana Marshall. He was a Baptist minister and preached 
in Valley Mills, N. Y., many years ago. Valley Mills is in the 
town of Stockbridge. 
Children: 

1. Sarah' Bridge. 

2. Mary. 

3. Amos; m. Adeline Warren. 

4. William. 

56. ii. William, b. Apr. 17, 1804. 

57. iii. OR.VNGE, b. Sept. 27, 1806. 

iv. Emily, b. in Stockbridge, West Hill, Dec. 9, 1808; d. in Kirk- 
ville, N. Y., July 26, 1891, aged 83 years; m. in Stockbridge, 
West HUl, Oct. 25, 1827, Ralph Ellinwood, b. Mar. 13, 1805; 
d. in Oneida, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1871. Was a farmer until 1845. 
About this time he moved to Oneida and was engaged in 
carpentry untU his death. Was a deacon in the Baptist Church 
in Oneida. 
Children: 
1. Nancy Maria' Ellinwood, b. in Smithfield, N. Y., 
May 18, 1829; d. in Kirkville, Oct. 26, 1867; m. in 
Smithfield, Feb. 3, 1847, Eli Adams, son of David and 
Ora (Ellinwood) Coe, b. in Smithfield, Apr. 1, 1819; 
d. in Kirkville, Jan. 16, 1901, aged 82 years. In his 
early days he owned and ran a bakery in Oneida, N. Y. 
Later, he went on a farm at Peterboro. About 1865, 
he bought a farm in Kirkville, where he remained 
until his death. 
Children: 
1. Ralph EliI" Coe, b. in Oneida, N. Y., July 9, 1853; 
d. May 6, 1922, in Boonville, N. Y.; buried in Kirk- 
ville; m. in Kirkville, Aug. 8, 1877, Jennie Fay, 



144 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

dau. of D. B. and Alzina Harter Dean, b. July 26, 
1861, in Kirkville. He went on a farm in Kirkville, 
in 1865, and in 1882 he and his brother. Major 
Burton Coe, bought the farm from their father. 
In 1884, Ralph Eli purchased the farm from his 
brother and occupied it until his death. Was a 
Republican and Justice of the Peace for a period 
of twenty years of the Town of Manlius. He 
specialized in the raising of thoroughbred Holsteins 
and was one of the noted dealers in the east. The 
widow resides in Kirkville, N. Y. 
Children b. in Kirkville: 

1. Ralph Guy" Coe, b. Nov. 9, 1879; m. Apr. 5, 
1901, in North Manlius, Nellie Elizabeth, 
dau. of Herbert and Amanda M. Lade. On 
June 29, 1904, he bought a farm across the 
road from his father's and joined partnership 
with him, remaining until 1918 when he 
bought a furniture and undertaking business 
in Lyons Falls, N. Y. After his father's death, 
he sold his business at Lyons Falls and came 
back to work his father's farm. He is a Mason 
and an Odd Fellow. Res. Kirkville, N. Y. 
Children: 

1. Grace Evelyn^^ Coe, b. May 2, 1906; 
d. Nov. 22, 1908. 

2. Dean Lade, b. Jan. 6, 1911. 

3. Burton Emerson, b. Aug. 9, 1918. 

2. Milton D., b. Apr. 28, 1884. Has been in the 
undertaking business since 1901 in Oneida, 
Utica and Boonville, N. Y. Belonged since 
the age of twenty-one years to Masonic, Elk 
and Odd Fellow Lodges. Unm. Res. Boonville, 
N.Y. 

2. Minnie Adella, b. in Smithfield, Oct. 9, 1858; 
m. in Kirkville, Dec. 24, 1879, David Seeley, son 
of Royal Noble and Mary C. (Overhiser) Hoag, b. 
Dec. 19, 1855, in Kirkville; d. there, June 29, 1901. 
Was a farmer and a Free Mason. The widow resides 
in KirkvUle, N. Y. 
Children born in KirkvUle : 

1. Daisy May'i Hoag, b. Sept. 28, 1884; m. 
Aug. 18, 1909, in Manlius, N. Y., James A. 
Monroe. Res. KirkvUle, N. Y. 

ChUd: 

Lloyd Seeley^^ Monroe, b. May 22, 
1911, in KirkvUle, N.Y. 

2. Roy Eli, b. May 20, 1889; m. Feb. 7, 1910, 
in Chittenango, Sadie, dau. of John GUbert 



JOSEPH LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 145 

and Julia Marshall, b. Jan. 13, 1890, in 
Chittenango. Is a successful farmer in East 
Syracuse, owning his own farm. Is also a 
carpenter. 
Child: 
1. Greta Arlene'^ Hoag, b. July 2, 1911, 
in Kirkville; d. Sept. 16, 1916, in East 
Syracuse. 
8. Major Burton (The name of "Major" was given 
him by his parents. He was not a soldier in any 
war), b. in Peterboro, May 20, 1860; m. Oct. 4, 
1882, in Kirkville, Miriam Elizabeth, dau. of 
James A. and Miriam (Hoag) Brown, b. Jan. 28, 
1864, in Kirkville. No children. Res. Winter 
Haven, Lake Eloise Grove, Florida, R. D. No. 1. 

At the age of seven years. Major Burton Coe 
moved to Kirkville, where his father engaged in 
farming. In 1884, he left the farm and went into 
the general mercantile business with lumber and 
coal yards in Kirkville. In 1904 he moved to 
Syracuse, N. Y., and retired. On account of poor 
health he spent his winters in St. Petersburg, 
Florida. In 1919 he bought a sixty-acre orange 
and grapefruit grove in Winter Haven, Florida, 
which he has managed. 
4. Milton Forrester (M.D.), b. July 23, 1862, 
in Smithfield, N. Y.; d. Aug. 7, 1892, in Chicago, 
111.; m. June 9, 1886, in Wheaton, 111., Jessie, 
dau^ of Alfred Hadley and Mary Ann (Bowman) 
Hiatt, b. Nov. 11, 1862, in Wheaton; d. Apr. 19, 
1917, in Chicago. He was a physician, graduating 
from Wheaton College in Wheaton, and from the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago. 
He resided in Chicago. 
Child: 

Alfred Hiatt" Coe, b. Nov. 3, 1888, in 
Chicago; m. June 15, 1918, in Benton Harbor, 
Mich., Flora, dau. of Oliver and Elizabeth 
Jane (GUbert) Boice, b. Feb. 10, 1891, in 
Chicago. He had a high school education. 
In 1921 he obtained the degree of Certified 
Public Accountant from the State of Delaware. 
Served during the late war as a sergeant in 
Company C, 311th Field Signal Battalion, 
which organization went to France, but did 
not see duty at the front. Res. 705 West 
27th Street, Wilmington, Del. Child: 

Jessie Hiatt^* Coe, b. June 24, 1921, in 
Wilmington, Del. 



146 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

2. Maby, b. July 13, 1831; d. Feb. 13, 1835. 

3. Nancy Watson, b. Apr. 23, 1833; d. June 2, 1834. 

V. Mary, b. in Smithfield, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1810; d. there. May 15, 
1844; m. in Smithfield, Jan. 1, 1829, Albert Ellinwood, 
son of David and Orra (Ellinwood) Coe, b. in Smithfield, 
Apr. 22, 1808; d. in Oneida, Aug. 27, 1887, aged 79 years. 
He was a successful farmer and capitalist. Resided in Smith- 
field until about 1850, when he settled in Oneida where he 
resided until his death. 

Children born in Smithfield: 

1. Orra Elunwood^ Coe, b. in Smithfield, Jan. 25, 1830; 
m. (I), in Oneida, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1853, Eugene L. Cook; 
(II), in 1870, Orlando Benedict. She is still living. 
(1923). 

Child: 

Addie Belle*" Cook, b. in Milwaukee, Wis.; 
d. in Chicago, HI. 

2. Sarah Caroline, b. June 8, 1831 ; d. in Smithfield, N.Y., 
Feb. 18, 1835. 

3. Albert Wells, b. Aug. 14, 1833; d. in Deadwood, 
S. Dak., Sept. 5, 1904, aged 71 years; m. (I), July 11, 
1854, Emeline, dau. of Absalom and Elmira (Armour) 
Gregg, b. in Stockbridge, Aug. 30, 1834; d. in Milwaukee, 
Aug. 25, 1857; (II), Mar. 31, 1859, Sarah Damaris, 
b. at Wawatosa, Wis., Sept. 10, 1841, dau. of Hendrick 
and Clarissa Maria (Leland) Gregg. Shortly after his 
first marriage he removed to Milwaukee; later in life 
he settled in Deadwood, where he engaged in the real 
estate business. His widow resides (1923) in Deadwood. 
He was buried in Milwaukee. 

Children born in Milwaukee: 

1. Flora EmmaI" Coe, b. June 19, 1857; d. Sept. 6, 
1857. 

2. Albert Gregg, b. Apr. 18, 1860; m. in Milwaukee, 
Sept. 18, 1883, Agnes Loring, dau. of Alfred 
Homer and Mary Elizabeth (Eastman) Foster, 
b. in Racine, Wis., Sept. 9, 1862. He is a book- 
keeper. Resided in Milwaukee and Evanston, HI., 
from whence he moved in 1904 to Cullman, Ala. 
Res. 608 East Fourth Street, Cullman, Ala. 
Children: 

1. Alberta" Coe, b. in Milwaukee, July 3, 1884; 
d. July 6, 1884. 

2. A daughter, b. and d. in Milwaukee, May 11, 
1889. 

3. Albert Foster, b. in Cullman, Ala., Sept. 9, 
1905. 

3. Clara Damaris, b. in Barton, Wis., June 2, 1862; 
removed to Deadwood, with her father, where she 



JOSEPH LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 147 

resided. She carried on her father's real estate 
and loan business in Deadwood. She died about 
1921. Unm. 
4. Ralph Watson', b. in Smithfield, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1835; 
d. Nov. 17, 1876, in Oneida; m. in Oneida Castle, Jan. 1, 
1858, Anna Maria, dau. of Jeremiah and Agnes (Van 
Brocklyn) Cooper, of Schoharie, N. Y., b. in Oneida, 
July 31, 1838. He graduated from Hamilton College, 
Clinton, N. Y., and was a merchant. She resides with 
her daughter, Mrs. Burch. 
Children: 
1. Flora Emma"" Coe, b. Nov. 3, 1858, in Milwaukee, 
Wis.; m. Nov. 27, 1878, in Oneida, Thomas 
Ephraim, son of Hosia Blood and Sybil (Nye) 
Bushnell, b. July 6, 1850, in Oneida Castle. Res. 
325 South Harvey Avenue, Chicago, 111. 
Children: 

1. Clara M.\yii Bushnell, b. Oct. 31, 1879, 
in Oneida; m. Dr. Elmer E. Schwartz, Mar. 
10, 1903, in Coldwater, Mich. Res. 325 South 
Harvey Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

2. Ralph Coe, b. Dec. 25, 1881, in Chicago; 
m. June 8, 1905, in Milwaukee, Marian 
Lewis, dau. of William and Amanda (McCray) 
Wettig, b. Mar. 6, 1881, in Milwaukee. He is 
a salesman for the Remington Typewriter 
Co. Res. 4559 North Lawndale Avenue, 
Chicago. 

Children: 

1. Anna Coe^^ Bushnell, b. May 21, 1910. 

2. William Wettig, b. Jan. 15, 1915. 

2. Sarah Anna, b. Oct. 4, 1860, in Canastota, N. Y.; 
d. Aug. 1, 1920, in Chicago; m. Aug. 9, 1880, in 
Oneida, Edgar Marinus, b. Jan. 15, 1858, in 
Oriskany, N. Y.; d. about 1904. Was at one time 
in the music business in Oneida, later with Gramm's 
Music House in Milwaukee, but the last years of 
his life were with the Royal Arcanum Life Insurance 
Co., as deputy special for the State of Wisconsin, 
with headquarters in Milwaukee. 
ChUd: 

Florence Agnes" Easton, b. June 21, 1888, 
in Milwaukee; m. July 22, 1916, in Chicago, 
Arthur Sherman, son of Edward Sylvester 
and Zilpha (Shoemaker) Hoyt, b. May 21, 
1890, in Griggsville, 111. Is a portrait photog- 
rapher; a member of the Delta Upsilon Fra- 
ternity of Cornell University and a Rotarian. 
Res. 403 North Willis Avenue, Champaign, 111. 



148 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children: 

1. Edward Sherman" Hoyt, b. Nov. 13, 
1917, in Havana, 111. 

2. Mary Louise, b. Sept. 19, 1922, in 
Champaign, HI. 

3. Mary Agnes, b. Feb. 27, 1865, in Canastota; m. 
(I), July 15, 1883, in Oneida, Richard Platt, son 
of Richard and Elizabeth (Staats) Dodge, b. 
June 10, 1860, in Albany, N. Y.; d. Oct. 25, 1909, 
in Chicago; (H), Feb. 10, 1917, in Chicago, Ernest, 
son of William E. and Caroline M. (Calley) Burch, 
b. July 8, 1858, in Syracuse, N. Y. He is retired. 
She is a D. A. R. No children. Res. 317 South 
GuK Stream Avenue, Sarasota, Fla. 

5. Ledyard Wayne, b. in Smithfield, Apr. 6, 1838; m. i 
Nov. 2, 1858, Charlotte E., dau. of Henry and Gertrude | 
(PoweU) Young, of Manheim, N. Y., b. Sept. 17, 1839. ! 
Soon after coming of age he removed to Wisconsin and 
lived in Ripon and Milwavikee. ! 
Children: j 

1. WiLLARD CAMpi" CoE, b. in Ripon, Apr. 18, 1861; ' 
m. in Chicago, Oct. 21, 1885, Mary E., dau. of \ 
Martin and Mary (Prendergast) O'Brien, b. there, I 
Dec. 15, 1863. He settled in Chicago, engaged in j 
the insurance brokerage business. Res. Insurance j 
Exchange BuUding, Chicago, 111. ! 
Children : 

1. Dorothy May" Coe, b. Sept. 30, 1889. | 

2. Catharine Caryl, b. Mar. 20, 1896. i 

2. Carrie May, b. in Calmar, Iowa, Jan. 26, 1866; | 
d. in Los Angeles, Cal., June 1, 1887. Unm. , 

3. Guy Winfield, b. in Milwaukee, July 13, 1872; j 
d. Jan. 4, 1882. I 

6. Mary Caroline, b. in Smithfield, N. Y., May 12, 1844; ' 
d. there, June 10, 1844. ' 

vi. Sally; m. Sanford Coe. 

Children : ; 

1. David^ Coe; m. Lydia Colvin. 
Children: 

1. Ella^" Coe; m. Taylor Chapin. 

ChUd: I 

Flora" Chapin; m. Mr. Knight Rogers, ; 
as her first husband and secondly, Mr. | 
Humphreys, Norfolk, Va. I 

2. Sanford. i 

2. Adelbert; m. Jennie — . Child: ] 

AliceI" Coe. 

3. Amos. 

58. vii. Amos, Jr., b. Mar. 31, 1815. 



JOSEPH LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 149 

viii. Abigail, b. Mar. 2, 1817; d. Jan. 26, 1890, aged 73 years, in 
Oneida, N. Y.; m. Leroy, son of Levi and Lavinda (Farrer) 
Chapin, who d. Nov. 14, 1866. Was a successful farmer. 
ChUd: 

Ira Elverton' Chapin, b. in the town of Stockbridge, 
N. Y., Mar. 3, 1843; d. Oct. 10, 1920, in Oneida, aged 
77 years; m. in Hamilton, N. Y., June 1869, Harriet A., 
dau. of Judge Charles Mason, of Utica, N. Y., b. in 
Hamilton, Feb. 11, 1845; d. July 20, 1918, in Oneida, 
aged 73 years. Prominent and successful farmer; 
graduate of Colgate University. 
Children born in Oneida: 

1. Alva L.^" Chapin, b. May 31, 1870; m. in Oneida, 
May 7, 1901, Alice, dau. of Charles W. and Sarah 
(Cleaveland) Mott, b. in Oneida, Dec. 13, 1869. 
He graduated from the Harvard Medical School. 
Is a practicing physician and surgeon, residing in 
Niagara Falls twenty-five years. Member of the 
Board of Education for many years in Niagara 
Falls. Res. Niagara Falls. 

Children : 

1. Charles Mott" Chapin, b. in Oneida, May 3, 
1902; d. there May 23, 1902. 

2. Leroy Mason, b. Jan. 31, 1905, in Niagara 
Falls. 

3. Donald Mott, b. Mar. 19, 1909, in Niagara 
Falls. 

2. Charles, b. Feb. 22, 1872; d. in Oneida, Oct. 13, 
1872. 

3. Ella Mason, b. May 25, 1873; d. in Oneida, 
Aug. 26, 1887. 

4. John Osgood, b. Jan. 10, 1875; m. Jan. 20, 1900, 
Florence D., dau. of Edward F. and Mary (Howe) 
Haskell, b. in Oneida, Mar. 1, 1876. He graduated 
from Cornell University. Served as City Judge, 
Municipal Court, Niagara Falls, being unani- 
mously nominated by both parties for fourteen 
years, until his resignation in 1920. A prominent 
attorney in Niagara Falls, where he resides. 
ChUd: 

John Haskell" Chapin, b. Aug. 29, 1907, 
in Niagara Falls. 
59. ix. John Lewis, b. Aug. 1, 1819. 

X. Jane, d. May 25, 1844, aged 20 years. 

xi. Ira, b. about 1826; d. Mar. 11, 1873; m. Elizabeth Fox, 
b. in 1828; d. in 1920, aged 92 years. No children. Was a hat 
manufacturer for several years, 
xii. Perry; d. when two years old. 
xiii. Child, d. young. 



150 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

43. JONAS^ BRIDGE (36. George^, Thomas^, Joseph^, Matthev^, 
Matthew^, John^), born in Shutesbury, Mass., May 7, 1780; died 
Sept. 5, 1841; married Jan. 4, 1804, Betsey (Wealthy) Bell, 
born Oct. 16, 1782; died Aug. 8, 1859, aged 77 years. Was a school 
teacher in Albany, N. Y. 

Children: 

i. Alonzo* Bridge, b. June 5, 1805, in Stockbridge; d. in Eaton, 

N. Y., Sept. 27, 1850; m. Jan. 2, 1837, in Eaton, Jane Griffith, 

of Eaton, where she died. No children. 

ii. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 18, 1807; d. in 1867, in Coldwater, Mich.; 

m. Samuel Love, of Stockbridge, who d. in 1857, in Coldwater. 

Children: 

1. Perry^ Bridge; d. in Knoxville, Tenn. Left a wife 
and two daughters. 

2. Lorenzo; d. young. 

3. Leroy; d. young. 

4. Martha, b. Sept. 3, 1840, in Colden, N. Y.; m. July, 
1857, in Coldwater, William R., son of Theron and 
Mary Foster, b. Jan., 1835, in Rochester, N. Y.; d. 
Dec. 23, 1901. No children. Res. 556 Wealthy Ave., 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 

iii. Abigail, b. Dec. 7, 1808; m. Mr. Lewis, of Buffalo, N. Y. 

60. iv. Warren, b. June 28, 1811. 

61. v. Jonas, Jr., b. Feb. 11, 1813. 

vi. George Edward, b. Feb. 16, 1815; d. Dec. 9, 1883, in Buffalo. 

Married and had two daughters. 
vii. Joseph, b. July 29, 1817, in Stockbridge, N. Y.; d. Jan. 14, 

1869, in Buffalo. Married and had three children. All dead. 

62. viii. Sullivan Raymond, b. May 11, 1820. 

ix. Willis, b. July 19, 1823; d. Aug. 27, 1826, m Stockbridge. 
X. Martha Jane, b. Oct. 2, 1825, in Stockbridge; d. there, 

Sept. 3, 1896, aged 71 years; m. in Stockbridge, Mar. 17, 1850, 

Lincoln Levi Cummings, b. in Stockbridge, Nov. 25, 1824; 

d. there, Sept. 23, 1910, aged 86 years. Was Supervisor of 

Stockbridge Highway Commission. 
Children : 

1. Elbert Levi' Cummings, b. Aug. 25, 1851; d. Feb. 13, 
1854. 

2. James Bennett, b. July 14, 1856; d. Feb. 27, 1900. 
Unm. 

3. Andrew Lincoln, b. July 2, 1860; d. Mar. 5, 1870. 

44. EPHRAIM^ bridge (36. George^ Thomas\ Joseph*, 
Matthew^, Matthew"^, John^), born Feb. 13, 1785; died in Canton, 
Apr. 24, 1823; married Amelia — who was born Dec. 10, 1789; 
Mar. 26, 1847. He opened the first store in Canton in 1812. 

Children : 

63. i. James H.s Bridge, b. July 14, 1813. 



JOSEPH LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 151 

ii. Adeline, b. in Canton, Jan. 27, 1815; d. in Oriskany Falls, 
N. Y., Aug. 26, 1876; m. (I), Oct. 11, 1836, Isaac Miner, 
who d. May 7, 1839; (II), Apr. 1, 1842, William A., son of 
Zabina M. and Margaret (Pennell) Ball, b. Oct. 13, 1812; 
d. Oct. 22, 1852, in Waterville, N. Y. 
Children : 

1. Catherine" Ball, b. May 2, 1843; d. June 11, 1844. 

2. Helen Minerva, b. in Waterville, N.Y., Apr. 5, 1846; 
d. in Waterville, in 1916, aged 70 years; m. in Water- 
ville, Aug. 5, 1863, Isaac H., son of Aurelius and 
Eliza (Priest) Benedict, b. in Waterville. She d. in 
Waterville, Dec. 1, 1904. 

Children born in Waterville: 

1. Adeline'" Benedict, b. Nov. 27, 1863; m. in 
Waterville, May 14, 1884, Wayne B., son of 
William and Mary (Putnam) Bissell, b. in Water- 
ville, Jan. 7, 1860; d. Dec. 15, 1915, in Syracuse, 
N. Y. He was a pharmacist and president of the 
State Board of Pharmacy at the time of his death. 
His widow resides at 217 McLennan Avenue, 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

2. Mary Isabelle, b. Dec. 26, 1867; m. in Waterville, 
Oct. 15, 1902, William B., son of William and 
Winifred Jones, of England, b. in Rochdale, 
England, June 29, 1867; Philadelphia Dental 
College degree, D.D.S., 1892; licensed pharmacist 
in New York State; served on Medical Advisory 
Board of New York during the War; member of 
the American Dental Association; of the New York 
State Dental Association; president of the Fifth 
District Dental Society of New York; past president 
of the Syracuse Dental Society; member of the 
Episcopal Church and a Mason. No children. 
Res. 217 McLennan Avenue, Syracuse, N.Y. 

3. Kate S., b. Oct. 10, 1848, in Waterville, N. Y.; d. in 
Oriskany Falls, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1877; m. Feb. 24, 1869, 
in Waterville, Stoddard Washburn, son of Albert 
Darwin and Lydia Sophia Bentley, b. Oct. 7, 1848, 
in Oriskany Falls. Res. Oriskany Falls, N. Y. 
Children : 

1. Charles Albert^" Bentley, b. Aug. 20, 1870, in 
Oriskany Falls; m. in Eagle Bridge, N. Y., 
Apr. 27, 1911, Mai Electa, dau. of William 
S. and Emily H. (Flowers) Cole. Res. Oriskany 
Falls, N. Y. 

2. Mary Belle" Bentley, b. in Oriskany Falls, 
Feb. 28, 1873; d. there, Aug. 21, 1876. 

iii. Rebecca S., b. Jan. 5, 1818; d. Nov. 14, 1885; m. Marsden 
Kershaw, b. Feb. 12, 1809; d. Sept. 13, 1887, aged 78 years. 



152 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children : 

1. James' Kershaw; d. young. 

2. Mary; d. young. 

3. Elizabeth Amelia, b. Feb. 8, 1846, in Solsville, N.Y.; d. 
Aug. 6, 1878, in Solsville; m. Dee. 23, 1869, in Solsville, 
Rodney Delorane, son of Samuel Love and Phebe 
(Curtis) Bridge, b. July 21, 1845, in Solsville; d. Feb. 
16, 1901, in SolsvUle. Was a farmer and resided in 
Solsville. For children, see family No, 83, in the ninth 
generation. 

iv. Benjamin S., b. July 29, 1820; d. Feb. 21, 1879; m. Elizabeth 

Burton, b. Nov. 30, 1819; d. Apr. 3, 1877. Had a child named 

Elizabeth who married a James Kershaw. 
V. Minerva C, b. Aug. 5, 1823; d. Nov. 3, 1902, aged 79 years; 

m. Ransom Curtis, Dec. 29, 1847, b. Mar. 26, 1821; d. Apr. 

21, 1882. No children, 
vi. Charles, b. Sept. 23, 1828; d. in Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 11, 

1895. Unm. 

45. JESSE^ BRIDGE (36. George\ Thomas\ Joseph*, Matihew\ 
Matthew^, JohrO), born in Stockbridge, May 27, 1787; died Dec. 1, 
1863, aged 76 years; married Oct. 27, 1812, ]VL\rgaret Love, born 
Sept. 20, 1790; died Aug. 12, 1859. He served as Quartermaster 
Sergeant, 34th United States Infantry in the \Yar of 1812, taking 
part in the Battle of Plattsburg. He settled in Bouckville and 
held the oflSce of Justice of the Peace for a long period. 

Children : 

64. i. Samuel Love^ Bridge, b. Nov. 12, 1813, 

ii. Thomas J., b, Oct, 16, 1815; m. Sept. 6, 1837, Eliza J. HoLiiEs. 
iii. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 21, 1817; m. Sept. 6, 1842, Hiram Curtis, 

65. iv. Rodney, b. July 27, 1819. 

V. Jesse, Jr., of Bouckville, N. Y„ b. Apr, 3, 1821; d, July 20, 
1851, in Michigan; m, Jan, 10, 1849, Elizabeth, dau, of 
Tristam and Abigail (Edgerton) Coffin, b, Oct. 2, 1828. 
Tristam Coffin was a well-known character, 
vi, JuLiETT, b. May 1, 1824. 

46, WILLIAM^ BRIDGE (36, George^ Thomas\ Joseph^ 
Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born June 2, 1796, in Augusta, 
N. Y.; died Jan, 27, 1877, in Stockbridge, aged 81 years; married 
Nov, 30, 1820, Mary, daughter of George Patterson, born Mar, 
10, 1798, in Madison; died Mar, 31, 1871, in Stockbridge, aged 
73 years. He was a farmer. 

Children : 

i. Mary Millicent^ Bridge, b. Oct. 2, 1821, in Stockbridge; 

d. in Phelps, N. Y., in 1894, aged 73 years; m. James H. Gregg. 

ii. Naomi Jane, b. in Augusta, Oct. 14, 1823; d. in New Hartford, 



JOSEPH LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 153 

N. Y., Apr. 30, 1877; m. Oct. 14, 1848, Nathan, son of Elizur 
and Sarah A. (Pratt) Hayes, of Granby, N, Y., b. Mar. IG, 
1822, in Westmorland, N. Y. 
ChUd: 

Jane M.^ Hayes, b. in Oneida, July 16, 1850; m. in 
New Hartford, Oct. 12, 1870, Dr. Merritt Byron, 
son of Robert T. and Nancy (Harwick) Fairchild, of 
Ilion, N. Y., b. in Depauville, N. Y., Apr. 1, 1839; 
d. May 16, 1918, in SjTacuse, aged 79 years. Buried 
in Stockbridge. His widow resides at 1407 Park Street, 
Syracuse, N. Y. He received his education in the well- 
known Cazenovia Seminary and the State Normal 
School in Albany, N. Y. He became a teacher in the 
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and later in the Albany 
Medical College. He commenced his practice in 
Syracuse, in 1869. Under two administrations, he was 
the Health Officer of Syracuse; was president of the 
staff of physicians of the Syracuse Home Association 
for ten years; was a member of the New York State, 
Central New York, and Onandago County Societies 
and a charter member of the Syracuse Academy of 
Medicine. He was an officer in the Masonic Orders, 
including the Chapter and the Commandery of Knights 
Templars, and in the Odd Fellows he was a Past Noble 
Grand of Americus Lodge, and a member of Salina 
Encampment. He was a member of the First Ward 
Presbyterian Church. 
Children born in Syracuse: 

1. Nathan Hayes^" Fairchild, b. Aug. 31, 1882; 
m. in Grand Rapids, Mich., Mar. 16, 1908, Eleanor 
A., dau. of Alexander Bayne, b. Aug. 28, 1885, in 
Clayton, N. Y. Divorced in 1917. Now unmarried. 
He graduated from the Syracuse High School; 
Wesleyan University, 1905, Ph.B.; member of 
Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. An accountant. No 
children. Res. 511 West 113th Street, New York 
City. 

2. Marion Ellen, b. Nov. 17, 1885; m. Sept. 9, 1908, 
Myron C, son of Myron C. and Lila (Rapley) 
Merriman, b. Sept. 4, 1886, in Syracuse. Graduate 
St. John's Military School, Manlius, N. Y., also 
Georgia School of Technology, Atlanta, Ga. At 
present sales organizer, Indian Refining Co., 
N. Y. No children. Res. 206 Madison Avenue, 
New York City. 

66. iii. William, Jr., b. July 31, 1827. 

iv. Seymour Augustus, b. Mar. 2, 1842, in Stockbridge; d. there. 
Mar. 13, 1846. 



154 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

47. NATHAN^ BRIDGE (37. Joseph^ Thomas\ Joseph*, 
Maithev^, Mattheiv^, John}), born in New Salem, Mass., Oct. 30, 
1778; died in Monson, Mass., July 29, 1863, aged S5 years; married 
(I), Sept. 25, 1802, Lurana, daughter of Samuel and Mary 
Hinsdale, of Greenfield, born in Greenfield, Mass., Mar. 4, 1780; 
died Jan. 2, 1844; (II), Nov. 18, 1844, Laura Wood. He was a 
man of strong character and wide influence for many years. 
Even in 1923, his memory is cherished in Wilmington, Vt., where 
many of his children were born. 
Children : 

i. Sally^ Bridge, b. Jan. 17, 1804, in Wilmington, Vt.; d. Aug. 
6, 1870; m. Oct. 4, 1827, in Wilmington, Pardon Perry, 
b. Nov. 2, 1802. 
Children: 

1. Nathan Bridge^ Perry, b. Sept. 24, 1829; m. in 1854, 
Isabella Ross. 

Children: 

1. MiNNiEio Perry, b. July, 1857. 

2. Ada, b, Apr. 1, 1860. 

3. Ellen, b. in 1864. 

4. George M., b. in 1871. 

2. Jane S., b. May 12, 1831, in Wilmington; m. (I), in 1853, 
and her husband died during the first year of their 
marriage; (II), in 1874, Alexander Spence. 

3. Ira, b. Feb. 19, 1833; m. in 1861, Sally Keating. 
Children : 

Irai"; George; Ella; Sally Perry. 

4. Elvira, b. Dec. 6, 1834; m. in 1855, in WUmington, 
Vt., William T. Barr, who d. m 1866. 

Child: 

William E."" Barr, b. Apr. 26, 1861. 

5. Emily, b. Nov. 11, 1836; m. in 1864, Andrew Kennedy. 
Children : 

William"*; Charles P.; Robert I.; Eva F. 
Kennedy. 

6. Henry L., b. Sept. 24, 1838. 

7. Hannah C, b. Aug. 21, 1840. 

8. Chester E., b. Nov. 22, 1842; m. m 1864, Stella 
Morse. 

ii. Lurana, b. Oct. 30, 1807, in Wilmington, Vt.; m. Mar. 23, 
1823, in Wilmington, George Fox, son of Amos Fox, b. June 
■ 14, 1800; d. in 1873, aged 73 years. 
Children born in Wilmington: 

1. Henry Franklyn* Fox, b. July 16, 1823; d. m 1885. 

2. Alonzo, b. Mar. 4, 1829; d. in 1863. 

3. Caroline, b. December, 1830; d. in 1872; m. William 
Wessells of New York. 

4. Austin E., b. Jan. 29, 1833. 



JOSEPH LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 155 

5. George Gilbert, b. June 11, 1837; d. May 19, 1896; 
m. Julia M. Knight. 
iii. Minerva, b. Oct. 22, 1809, in Wilmington; m. Dec. 3, 1829, 
in Wilmington, Amos Gaines. 
Children : 

1. Harriet P.^ Gaines, b. Feb. 1831. 

2. George S., b. Jan., 1833. 

3. Henry, b. in 1835. 

4. Sarah E., b. in 1844; d. in 1844. 

iv. Samuel Hinsdale, b. Nov. 12, 1811, in Wilmington; m. (I), 

Adeline Phillips; (II), Adeune Stearns. 
V. Elvira, b. Nov. 10, 1813; m. June 10, 1836, in Wilmington, 

WiNSLow Bruce. 

Children : 

1. Susan^ Bruce, b. Jan. 1837; m. in 1856, W. Mapes. 

2. Henry; d. in 1843. 

3. Pamelia, b. in 1841; m. Henry Sayes. 

4. Ruth, b. in 1844; m. in 1864, Warren Cushman. 

5. Dexter, b. in 1846; m. Hephzibah Porter. 

6. Victor; d. in 1865. 

vi. Pamelia, b. Jan. 11, 1815; d. Nov. 12, 1815. 

67. vii. Henry, b. Jan. 1, 1817, in Wilmington. 

viii. P.AMELIA, b. May 22, 1819; m. Oct. 16, 1835, Hazard Wilcox. 
ix. Philena, b. Jan. 9, 1821; m. in 1849, William Hill. 

68. X. Sereno, b. Nov. 23, 1823. 

xi. Austin, b. Apr. 14, 1825; d. Sept. 22, 1826. 

xii. Emeline, b. Oct. 22, 1845; d. Apr. 25, 1846. 

xiii. John Wesley, b. July 20, 1847; d. Nov. 17, 1850. 

xiv. Esther, b. Feb. 22, 1852; d. Apr. 1, 1852. 

48. JOSEPH^ BRIDGE, JR. (37. Joseph\ Thomas\ Joseph*, 
Matthew\ Mattheio\ John'), born May 19, 1780, in Northfield; 
died Sept. 12, 1835, in Northampton; married Oct. 10, 1806, 
Fanny, daughter of Joseph and Judith (Wells) Latham, born in 
1778; died May 31, 1832. Joseph Bridge, Jr. was a farmer Uke 
his ancestors. His farm was about a mile and a quarter from where 
he was born. Like others of his family, he was an ardent Methodist 
and class leader for many years. About 1833 Joseph Bridge 
removed from Northfield to Northampton at which place he died. 
Children : 

i. Wells Field^ Bridge, b. June 13, 1807; d. Apr. 26, 1832. 
ii. Caroline Wells, b. Nov. 15, 1808; d. Feb. 5, 1881, aged 73 

years. 
iii. Judith Burnham, b. July 1, 1810; d. Jan., 1859, in Westfield, 

Mass. 
iv. Lucy, b. Feb. 18, 1812; d. Feb. 1880; m. May 10, 1842, Lyman 

Johnson, of Westfield. 
V. MiLLiCENT Conkey, b. May 18, 1814; d. July, 1883. 



156 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

vi, Charlotte Yures, b. May 16, 1816, in Northfield; d. in 
Westfield. Mass., Oct. 24, 1861; m. June 13, 1844, in Spring- 
field, Mass., Amos Osborne (her cousin), son of Isaac Crosset 
and Susan Shattuck (Davis) Bridge. [See Family 71.] 
vii. Persis Latham, b. Sept. 18, 1818; m. (I), John Toole; (II), 

Austin H. Buxton, of Springfield, Mass. 
viii. Joseph Alexander, b. Aug. 21, 1820; m. Jane Abigail, dau. 
of Mr. Holcomb. 
ChUd: 

Joseph P.^ Bridge. 
69. ix. George Whitfield, b. Aug. 16, 1822. 

X. Thomas Cobb, b. Nov. 6, 1824; d. May 16, 1825. 
xi. Thomas Cobb, b. June 5, 1826; settled in Thomsonville, Conn, 
xii. Rebecca Cobb, b. June 3, 1828; m. Jan. 5, 1848, Henry E. 
Styles, who d. Jan. 16, 1857. 

49. ISAAC CROSSET^ BRIDGE (37. Joseph\ Thomas', 
Joseph\ Matthew^, Matthew^, Jnhv}), born in Pelham, Mass., 
Oct. 27, 1789; died Aug. 31, 1842, in Springfield, Mass.; married 
Sept. 29, 1811, Susan Shattuck, daughter of Aaron and Susanna 
(Shattuck) Davis, of Warwick, Mass., born in Warwick, Mar. 19. 
1790; died July 27, 1847, suddenly in Holland, Mass. 

Isaac Crosset Bridge and his wife removed from Monson to 
Northfield, Mass., sometime prior to 1812 and secured a small 
home on the western slope of Northfield Mountains, that part 
of it called "Old Crag," about two miles south of the birthplace 
of Dwight L. Moody. 

Isaac Crosset Bridge was a man lacking in robust health, but 
laboring beyond his proper strength. The farm which he occupied 
was difficult for cultivation and far from being sufficient to meet 
the requirements of his rapidly increasing family. Susan Shattuck, 
his wife, was more robust in health and strength, and gifted vnlh 
mental and spiritual qualities much in advance of her husband. 
In this small home, on this rocky farm, twelve children were born 
and raised, of whom the first born was the father (Rev. Jonathan 
Davis Bridge) of the Editor of this Genealogy. 

Isaac Crosset Bridge and his wife were devoted Christians and 
were of old-fashioned Methodist type. All of their children became 
Christians. Their mother's training developed in them religious 
lives of a marked character, and, as will be seen later on, three of 
the sons became ministers of the Gospel, and the other sons and 
daughters became leaders in the denominations to which they 
came. 

Susan Shattuck Davis was the daughter of Aaron and Susanna 
(Shattuck) Davis, and was born in Warwick, Mass., Mar. 19, 1790; 
died in Holland, Mass., at the home of her son, John Wesley 



JOSEPH LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 157 

Bridge, July 27, 1847. Her father was a Revolutionary soldier, 
and at the close of the War was quite a demoralized man. He 
had at least five brothers, one of whom was Samuel, who moved 
to and settled in Kentucky. 

At the age of two or three years, Susan Shattuck was adopted 
by Jonathan Davis (no relation to her father, Aaron Davis), by 
whom she was reared to womanhood in Warwick, and when she 
was married to Isaac Crosset Bridge, she named her first child, 
Jonathan Davis Bridge, in honor of her father by adoption. 
Susan Shattuck had three sisters and two brothers as follows: 

1. Priscilla, who married a man named Davis, who afterwards 
lived in Rome, N. Y. 

2. Mary, who married a Mr. Jonathan Weldon and lived in 
Rockford, 111., but formerly of Keene, N. H. 

3. Minerva, (unmarried), lived in Auburndale, Mass., with 
Philip Wilner, who formerly lived in Claremont, N. H. 

4. Aaron. 

5. John. 

Susan Shattuck Davis' mother died Aug. 10, 1840. 

The little home on the side of "Old Crag," was visited by the 
Editor of this Genealogy and his wife in 1906. It was unoccupied 
but still bore marks of careful preservation by its old-time occupants. 

Children : 

70. i. Jonathan Davis^ Bridge, b. Sept. 10, 1812. 

Amos Osborne, b. Sept. 23, 1814. 

Benjamin Ball, b. May 26, 1816. 

Susan Greenwood, b. in Northfield, Mass., Apr. 18, 1818; 

d. in Worcester, Mass., without children; m. Dec, 1858, 

Enoch Spencer, Slatersville, R. I. 

John Wesley, b. Aug. 19, 1820. 

Henry Martin, b. Aug. 23, 1823. 

Joseph Merrill, b. Oct. 11, 1825. 
76. viii. Jesse Fillmore, b. June 21, 1827. 

ix. Elvira Roxana, b. in Northfield, Mar. 15, 1829; d. in Ludlow, 

Mass., June 1, 1846. 
X. Adeline Minerva, b. in Erving, Mass., Jan. 22, 1832; d. 

Apr. 15, 1856, in East Brookfield; m. May 9, 1855, Alonzo 

Upham, of East Brookfield, Mass.; b. July 11, 1821, in Stur- 

bridge, Mass. 
xi. Harriet Emeline, b. in Monson, Aug. 17, 1833; d. in Monson, 

Oct. 4, 1834. 
xii. WiLBER Watson, b. in Monson, Oct. 4, 1835; d. there. Mar. 

19, 1836. 

50. JONATHAN^ BRIDGE (39. Jonathan^ Joseph\ Joseph', 
Matthew\ Matthew\ John}), born Feb. 1, 1798; died May 14, 



71. 


ii 


72. 


iii 




iv 


73. 


v 


74. 


vi 


75. 


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158 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

1837; married Hannah, daughter of James and Hannah (Watts) 
Smith, of Charlestown, Mass. 
Children : 

i. Paulina Smith^ Bridge, b. Oct. 5, 1828; m. Nov. 20, 1851, 
Augustus L. Dole, of NewburjTJort, Mass. 
Children : 

1. Augustus L.^ Dole, b. Sept. 9, 1858. 

2. Helen C, b. Feb. 2, 1864. 
77. ii. Francis H., b. Sept. 17, 1831. 

51. HERIMAN^ BRIDGE (39. Jonathan^ Joseph^ Joseph', 
Matthew^ Matt}mv\ Joh-n}), born Sept. 10, 1811; married Nancy 
Church Bailey, of Dorchester, Mass. 

Child: 

Emilys Bridge, b. July 24, 1838; d. Aug. 6, 1849. 

52. LEWIS^ BRIDGE (40. Ezra\ Jeremiah\ Joseph*, 
Mattheic^ Matthew^, John}), born in Keene, N. H., Nov. 2, 1801; 
died in Gilsum, Apr. 1, 1879, aged 78 years; married Nov. 8, 1831, 
Martha, daughter of James, Jr. and Matilda (Smith) Phillips, 
born in Keene, Feb. 9, 1812; died in Gilsum, N. H., Mar. 31, 1902, 
aged 90 years. 

Children born in Keene: 

i. Rhoda JVIatilda^ Bridge, b. in Keene, N. H., Aug. 23, 1832; 
m. Feb. 2, 1856, Edwin, son of Richard and Abigail (James) 
Lyman, b. in Northfield, Mass., Nov. 20, 1830. A farmer 
residing in Northfield. 
Children: 

1. George Allison^ Lyman, b. in Northfield, Sept. 14, 
1856. 

2. ISLvRiA Ak.\bama, b. July 28, 1858. 

3. Henry, b. Nov. 7, 186o' 

ii. Sterry Willard, b. Dec. 29, 1833; d. Sept. 29, 1839. 
iii. LEwas, Jr., b. June 7, 1836; d. Nov. 1, 1898; m. Jan. 15, 1861, 
Julia Deborah, dau. of George and Eunice (Wise) Stetson, 
b. in Winchester, N. H., May 7, 1840. Resided in Keene until 
1881, when they removed to Sullivan, X. H. They had no 
children but adopted, without legal process, without change 
of name, Edward L\Tnan Gay, b. in Keene, May 26, 1864; 
m. in Dublin, N. H., Oct. 20, 1897, Emma Gertrude, dau. of 
Rufus Piper and Sarah Maria (Gleason) Pierce, of Dublin, 
N. H., where she was b. Nov. 17, 1876. One child, Richard 
Louis Gay, b. in Keene, May 10, 1909. 

iv. Sarah Hazelton, b. May 6, 1838; m Apr. 3, 1862, Larkin 
Welch, b. in Sullivan, N. H., Sept. 10, 1830. He lived there 
until the fall of 1868, when he removed to Gil man. No children 
recorded. 



JOSEPH LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 159 

V. Sterry Willard, b. Sept. 16, 1840. Enlisted in the Civil War, 
Sept. 5, 1861, at the age of twenty-one, and discharged Sept. 
14, 1864. He belonged to the Second Regiment, Co. I. Resided 
in Warren, Mass. 

vi. Martha Alphonsa, b. May 6, 1842; m. Sept. 9, 1866, Reuben 
RiGGiNS, son of Abner Snow and Polly (Ward) Newcomb 
b. in South Wellfleet, Mass., May 31, 1841; d. Jan. 11, 1876. 
He enlisted from Keene, Feb., 1864, in the Civil War in the 
First Regiment of Cavalry; was taken prisoner at Cedar Creek, 
Va., on Nov. 13, 1864, and was confined in Libby and Salisbury 
Prisons for about five months. His exposure and suffering, 
while in prison, were the cause of his death. He was a mechanic 
and resided in Worcester, Mass. 

vii. Elmina, b. June 23, 1844; m. Mar. 26, 1870, Marvin Rollo 
Booth, of Walpole, N. H. 
Children : 

1. Frederick^ Booth. 

2. James. 

78. viii. James Gilbert, b. Apr. 13, 1847. 

79. ix. John Evanda, b. Sept. 23, 1849. 

X. Ora Desbrow, b. May 23, 1852; m. in Westminster, Vt., 
Sept. 4, 1911, Lillian Helen, dau. of Lorenzo Walker and 
Eleanor Jane (Kennard) Mason, b. in Brighton, Maine, June 
10, 1861. No children. Resided in Sullivan, N. H. 

53. NAHUM' BRIDGE (40. Ezra\ Jeremiah^ Joseph^ 
Mattheio^, Matthew^, John^), born in Keene, N. H., Oct. 1, 1808; died 
Jan. 23, 1892, aged 84- years; married Mar. 3, 1850, Sarah, daughter 
of Follansbee and Sarah (Heald) Haseltine, of Weston, Vt., where 
she was born June 13, 1809; died in Sullivan, N. H., May 15, 
1892, aged 8S years. 

He was a shoemaker. He lost his legs soon after moving to 
Sullivan, Sept. 24, 1863. He was a quiet, honest man, thoroughly- 
upright and respected. He willed his property to the wife of his 
nephew, Lewis Bridge, Jr., by whom he and his wife were tenderly 
cared for in their declining years. They had no children but an 
adopted daughter, Sarah Abby, born in Keene, Sept. 30, 1851; 
died June 3, 1869; married July 4, 1866, Gustavus Lyman, son 
of James and Harriet (Bancroft) Kimball, of Nelson, N. H., 
where he was born in 1839. Resided in Nelson. One child: Osmond 
L. Kimball, born Aug. 17, 1868. Removed to Glens Falls, N. Y. 

54. EZRA KENDALL^ BRIDGE (40. Ezra\ Jeremiah\ 
Joseph*, Mattheiv^, Mattheiv", John^), born in Keene; married 
Nancy Rebecca Crossfield. 

Children : 

i. Lois Mason^ Bridge, b. in Dublin, N. H., July 7, 1841; d. 
in Keene, May 30, 1911, aged 70 years; m. May 5, 1864, William 



160 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

MtJZZEY, son of Asa and Mary Ann (Brown) Leland, b. July 8, 
1838, in Sullivan, N. H. 
Children born in Sullivan: 

1. Henry Mabtin' Leland, b. Mar. 11, 1865; d. Mar. 4, 
1904; m. in Keene, June 6, 1889, Minnie H., dau. of 
John W. and Eva M. Tumey, b. in Patchogue, N. Y., 
Sept. 24, 1871; d. Aug. 24, 1890. No children. 

2. Maby Ann, b. May 23, 1867; d. in Montclair, Colorado, 
Mar. 11, 1909, where they resided; m. Apr. 14, 1894, 
Horatio Seymour Oliver, b. in Champlain, N. Y. 
Children: 

1. Lawrence Leland^" Oliver, b. Aug. 1, 1904. 

2. Henry, b. Nov. 29, 1905; d. Oct., 1907. 

80. ii. Horace Hubbard, b. in Dublin, N. H., Sept. 10, 1844. 

iii. Elizabeth Josephine, b. in Roxbury, N. H., Apr. 19, 1848; 
m. Sept. 27, 1870, Milan Kidder, son of Chapin K. and 
Sarah (Beckwith) Burtt, b. in Hillsboro, N. H., Sept. 19, 1847. 
ChUd: 

CoraBelle' Burtt, b. Nov. 14, 1871, in Hillsboro Bridge, 
N. H.; m. (I), Oct. 28, 1890, Eugene Henry, son of 
George T. and Frances (Foster) Cobb, b. in Westminster, 
Vt., June 30, 1867. No children. (II), Apr. 19, 1900, 
Ernest LeRoy, son of Edwin Albert and Elvira Melissa 
(WUson) Blood, b. July 1, 1874. 
Children born in Keene: 

1. Irl Ernest^" Blood, (the first name Irl is the 
Norse form of Earl), b. Feb. 28, 1902. 

2. Christine Elizabeth, b. Mar. 10, 1904. 

iv. Orra Wood, b. in Roxbury, N. H., Mar. 19, 1854; m. (I), 
Dec. 24, 1874, John Francis Glauson, b. in Boston, Oct., 
1845; d. in Hillsboro, N. H., Apr. 19, 1880; (II), May 30, 1899, 
Henry Amos, son of Abijah and Betsey (Sweezer) Spofford, 
b. in Fitzwilliam, N. H., July 22, 1835. Res. Keene. No 
children by second marriage. ChUd: 

John Edgar^ Glauson, b. in Hillsboro, Mar. 21, 1876. 

He removed to San Francisco, Cal. An electrician. 

81. V. Frank Wilbur, b. in Roxbury, N. H., Jan. 25, 1859. 

55. SAMUEL H.' BRIDGE (46. Jeremiah, Jr.\ Jeremiah\ 
Joseph\ Matthew^, Matthew'^, John}), born March 1820; died 
Aug. 8, 1856; married Dec. 12, 1844, Julia, daughter of Peter 
and Hannah (Gerrish) Sanborn, born in Durham, Me., Mar. 12, 
1814. Children: 

i. Alice Eldora^ Bridge, b. Nov. 19, 1845; d. June 6, 1850. 
ii. Sarah A., b. Apr. 3, 1848; d. m 1896; m. William H. Horna. 

Removed to the State of Washington, 
iii. Charles H., b. Nov. 12, 1851; m. and lived in San Francisco, 
iv. William F., b. Feb. 20, 1855; m. Mrs. Sarah J. (Hatch) 

Griffin. Moved to Cambridge. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 

56. WILLIAM^ BRIDGE (42. Amos\ George\ Thomas^, 
Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born Apr. 17, 1804, in Stock- 
bridge, N. Y.; died Nov. 29, 1861; married Mary Anne, daughter 
of Dyer and Harriet (Cory) Ransom, born September, 1811; 
died September, 1882, aged 71 years. He was an architect, builder, 
manufacturer and farmer. 

Children : 

i. Ransom Cory^ Bridge, b. May 1830; d. Mar. 7, 1859; m. 
in LeRoy, N. Y., June 5, 1856, Caroline Melissa, dau. of 
Jonathan Miles and Martha (Burleson) Forman, b. Dec. 25, 
1832. He was one of the California Forty-Niners. His widow 
was living in 1923. 
Child: 

John Ransom'" Bridge, b. in Lenox Furnace, June 28, 
1858; d. Dec, 1904, in Boston; m. Emma Frances 
BuGBEE, of Boston. He graduated from Harvard 
College and was a banker in Boston. No children, 
ii. Mary Jane, b. in Lenox Furnace, Aug. I, 1838; m. in Lenox, 
N. Y., Oct. 22, 1857, Frank William, son of Jonathan Miles 
and Martha (Burleson) Forman, b. Nov. 21, 1835, in Stock- 
bridge; d. May 22, 1910, in Minneapolis, Minn., aged 75 years. 
He was a successful and large wholesale dealer in glass, paints 
and oils, having had, with his son, the largest mercantile 
business of this class of goods in the Northwest. His widow 
resides at 1203 Park Avenue, Minneapolis. 
Children: 

1. Frank Bridge'" Forman, b. in LeRoy, Mar. 8, 1859; 
d. in Minneapolis, July 10, 1905; m. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Jan. 4, 1888, Florence Marguerite Harrison, of 
Brooklyn, b. there, Jan. 8, 1862. No children. His 
widow resides in Minneapolis. 

2. Evelyn Jane, b. May 22, 1862, in LeRoy; m. Nov. 9, 
1887, in Minneapolis, Alexander Emilie, son of 
Alexander Milne and Emily F. (House) Clerihew, b. 
in New York City, Nov. 9, 1861. She graduated from 
Smith College in 1883. He is a wholesale glass merchant 
and manufacturer. Res. 2305 Park Avenue, Minne- 
apolis. 

Child: 

Catharine Forman" Clerihew, b. in Minne- 
apolis, Sept. 17, 1888; m. in Minneapolis, June 13, 
1912, George Norton, son of U. S. and Mary G. 
(Eastman) Northrop, b. Aug. 25, 1880, in Platte- 



162 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ville, Wis, Res. 1261 Madison Avenue, New York 

City. 

George Northrop graduated from the Platteville 
State Normal School, 1917; also took post-graduate 
work. University of Wisconsin, 1898-99; University 
of Minnesota, 1899-1902; research work, Magdalen 
College, Oxford, England, 1905-6, 1908-9. Instruc- 
tor of English, University of Wisconsin, 1904-8, 
1909-14; Assistant Professor, since September, 
1914, University of Minnesota. Head Master in 
the Brearley School, New York City, since 1920. 

He was commissioned First Lieutenant, N. A., 
Aug. 15, 1917; Captain, Mar. 18, 1918; Major, 
July 12, 1918; Assistant Chief of Staff 88th Division, 
N. A.; later, of the Third Division of Occupation. 
Is a lecturer, writer and a contributor to magazines. 
Children born in Minneapolis: 

1. Jane Clerihew" Northrop, b. Dec. 30, 1913. 

2. Alexander Clerihew, b. May 29, 1915. 

3. Maby Martha, b. Feb. 6, 1863; d. in LeRoy, July 12, 
1882. 

4. Katherine F., b. Dec. 25, 1866, in LeRoy; m. Feb. 26, 
1889, in Minneapolis, Edgar Grant Barratt, of New 
York City, b. Feb. 8, 1863, in New York City. Is 
president of the Union Bag and Pap>er Co. Res. 133 
Harrison Street, East Orange, N. J. 

Children born in Chicago: 

1. Roswell Forman" Barr.\tt, b. Feb. 7, 1892. 
Res. 133 Harrison Street, East Orange. 

2. Edgar Grant, Jr., b. Nov. 8, 1895; d. Jan. 27, 
1902, in California. 

82. iii. Edwin Amos, b. Feb. 29, 1840. 

iv. Albert Dyer, b. May 1844; d. 1863-64 by being killed in the 

Civil War. 
V. Ellen M-vria, b. in 1846; d. in 1868, in Clockville. 
vi. IL\RRiET Elizabeth, b. May 1848; d. in 1917; m. Hubbabd 
Suits, who d. Mar. 1, 1911. 

57. ORANGES BRIDGE (42. Amos\ George\ Thomas', 
Joseph\ Matthew\ Mattheid^, John^), born Sept. 27, 1806, in 
Stockbridge; died in Wampsville, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1882, aged 76 
years; married in Siloani, July 28, 1830, Laura, daughter of 
John and (Preston) Armour, born in the State of Connecticut, 
June 20, 1811; died July 3, 1883, aged 7,? years. Both are buried 
in Wampsville. She was the sister of Danforth Armour, who was 
the father of Philip D. Armour, of Chicago Packing House fame. 

Orange Bridge was a highly respected and prominent citizen, 
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patients seriously ill with typhoid fever. And for many years 
previous to the modern profession of undertaker, he was called 
upon to prepare the dead for burial and to conduct funerals. Of 
him it could be truthfully said, "His word was as good as his bond." 
He was a member of the Baptist Church. Also a farmer for years. 
Disposing of his property, he purchased and operated a large 
grist mill at Hoboken, N. J.; still later, he moved to Wampsville 
Village, where he spent his latter days. 
Children born in Merrillsville : 

i. Almira' Bridge, b. Nov. 26, 1842; d. in Owosso, Mich., in 
1860; m. Elisha, son of Joseph and Alma (Hall) Harrington. 
Children : 

1. Franki" Harrington, b. Jan. 6, 1847, in Merrillsville; 
m. Lydia Sartwell. He was burned in a hotel in 
Michigan. 

Child: 

Lena" Harrington. 

2. Eugene, d. in Eaton, N. Y. Unm. 

3. Ellen, b. Nov. 14, 1851, in Merrillsville; m. Jan. 20, 
1874, in Vernon, N. Y., Addison, son of John Jay and 
Anna (Duryea)IngalIs,b.inMerrillsviIle; d. there, Apr.3, 
1905. Res. Oneida, N. Y. R. D. 2. 

Children born in Merrillsville: 

1. Ina'^ Ingalls, b. June 28, 1875; m. in Hamilton, 
June 17, 1901, Henry, son of James Edwin and 
Alice Anna (Manchester) Bortle, b. Feb. 28, 1875. 
A farmer. Res. Oneida, N. Y. R. D. 2. 
Children born in Oneida : 

1. Gladys Ma y^^ Bortle, b. Apr. 30, 1902. 

2. Grant Ingalls, b. Feb. 6, 1904. 

3. Ida Manchester, b. July 25, 1905. 

4. Irene, b. May 26, 1907. Twin to Myrene May. 

5. Myrene May, b. May 26, 1907; d. Feb. 26, 
1909, in Oneida. 

6. Gertrude Esther, b. Jan. 15, 1909. 

7. Darwin Henry, b. May 3, 1911. 

8. Alice Ellen, b. Nov. 20, 1914. 

2. Daisy, b. Feb. 1, 1877; m. Sept. 25, 1892, in West 
Eaton, Burt, son of Leroy and Sally Ann (Forbes) 
Eddy, b. July 22, 1870, in Merrillsville. No children. 
A farmer. Res. Oneida, N. Y. R. D. 2. 

3. Chilton S., b. Jan. 20, 1879; m. in Oneida, N. Y., 
Nov. 25, 1906, GoLDiE, dau. of Merrit and Rose F. 
(Brown) Eddy, b. Sept. 24, 1886. Res. Oneida. 
R. D. 2. 

Child: 

IvAH loNA" Ingalls, b. in Merrillsville, 
May 11, 1908. 



164 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

4. EsTELLA Blanche, b. May 28, 1881 in Merrills- 
ville, N. Y.; m. in Herkimer, N. Y., July 19, 1909, 
Egbekt S., son of Louis and Pauline Maria (Hall) 
Vickery, b. in Canastota, N. Y., Oct. 6, 1876. 
He is a wood finisher. A member of the I. O. O. F. 
and Branch Encampment. Res. Herkimer, N. Y. 
Children born in Herkimer: 

1. Louis Addison'* Vickery, b. June 4, 1910. 

2. Dorothy Esther, b. May 12, 1913. 

5. Ruth Ellen, b. Oct. 12, 1885; m. Earl D. Eddy, 
in Stockbridge. Res. Canastota, N. Y. 

4. Adelbert. 
Children : 

1. Carl" Harrington. 

2. Almira. 

5. Laura, b. Apr. 2, 1857, in Lenox, N. Y., d. in Corunna, 
Mich.; m. (I), Vess Record; (II), Henry Hagal. 
He d. in Michigan; (III), George Burger. 
Children : 

1. Adelbert^' Record; m. Minnie Stoddard. 

2. Elisha Record. 

3. Henry Hagal. 

4. Raymond; m. Florence Kirby. 

6. Ralph, b. in Chittenango, N. Y. 

7. Stephen; m. Emma Bentley. Nine children. 

8. Mabria; m. Frank Brackett. 
Children: 

1. George" Brackett. 

2. Lottie; m. Harry Strong. 

9. Arah; m. Harry Gooden. 

ii. L. Maria, b. in 1843; d. June 17, 1860. Buried in Wampsville, 
N. Y. Unm. 
83. iii. William Lewis, b. Sept. 17, 1844. 

iv. Sarah Jane, b. June 14, 1845; d. Jan. 17, 1909, in Oneida, 
m. Milton Dayton Bligh, of Lenox Furnace, N. Y. She is 
buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneida, N. Y. 
Children : 
1. Neva E.i» Bligh, b. in Rome, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1862; d. 
June 8, 1916, in Oneida and buried in Glenwood Ceme- 
tery, Oneida; m. in Wampsville, June 1885, Arthur O. 
Woodbury, b. in Richfield Springs, N. Y. ; d. m Oneida. 
When a child, her parents moved to Wampsville, 
where she taught school at and near that point. After 
she married she moved to Oneida and resided there 
until her death. She was a most patriotic and public- 
spirited woman; an officer in the Daughters of the 
Revolution. Her activities extended to literary, educa- 
tional and sociological fields. She was a member of the 
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connected with the Sunday School as a teacher and 
officer. It was through her efforts that the Parent- 
Teachers Association was formed in Oneida. She was 
an officer of the Mothers' Club and served as delegate 
to their State Convention. 

Arthur O. Woodbury spent most of his youth in 
Richfield Springs, N. Y. Later he moved to Oneida. 
He was a cabinetmaker by trade and, at the time of his 
death, was the oldest in length of service with the 
National Casket Company in Oneida. 
Children : 

1. Walter Bligh" Woodbury, b. in Wampsville, 
May 2, 1887. Res. 50 East 57th Street, New York 
City. Unm. 

Walter Bligh Woodbury graduated with highest 
honors from Columbia College in 1908; received the 
Phi Beta Kappa in 1907. Has taught since that 
time in higher and secondary educational institu- 
tions; is a contributor to literary, musical and 
religious journals; has travelled widely; was 
engaged in the World War as an interpreter and 
intelligence officer, and was discharged with honors. 

2. Adon a., b. in Oneida, Dec. 9, 1894; m. June 3, 
1916, in Whitesboro, N. Y., Emma May, dau. of 
James Frank and Emma Anna (Watts) Reid, b. 
Apr. 12, 1891, in Whitesboro. Res. 26 Looker 
Street, Hillside, N. J. 

Children : 

1. Neva May^^ Woodbury, b. May 27, 1919, in 
Rahway, N. J. 

2. Emma Arlene, b. Mar. 13, 1921, in Elizabeth, 
N.J. 

3. James Adon, b. Dec. 16, 1922, in Hillside, N. J. 

Walter and Adon Woodbury presented to 
the Oneida D. A. R., in memory of their 
mother, a silk flag, the silk for the same 
being made in Brussels, Belgium, where it 
was secured specially for this flag. A silver 
mounted band bears the following inscription: 
"Presented to Shenandoah Chapter, D. A. R., 
in memory of Neva E. Woodbury by her 
sons, 1917." 

2. WillieO., b. inl864;d. inl865. 

3. Bertie D., b. in 1868; d. in 1875. 

Ralph Ellenwood, b. ; d. April, 1910, in Hudson, 

Mich.; m. Ella French, in Hudson. Was a soldier in the 
Civil War. 
Children : 
1. Bert'" Bridge. Lives in Hudson, Mich. 



166 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

2. Irving. Lives in Hudson, Mich. 
vi. Emma Sophia, b. April, 1850; d. Mar. 2, 1875, in Clockville, 
N. Y.; m. Feb. 4, 1874, in Clockville, Arnold Addison, son 
of Joseph and Anna Maria (Prentiss) Bishop. Child: 

LiNA Bridge*" Bishop, b. Feb. 8, 1875; d. Sept. 12, 1875. 

58. AM0S8 BRIDGE, JR. (42. Amos'', George\ Thonias\ 
Joseph*, Mattheiv^, Matthew^, John>), born in Stockbridge, N. Y., 
Mar. 31, 1815; died Dec. 19, 1866, in Oneida; married (I), in 1838, 
Delia Ann, daughter of Jonathan and Avis (Spring) Harvey, 
born May 20, 1815; died Apr. 29, 1851; (II), in 1852, Hannah 
K., daughter of Selden and Clarissa (Baker) Day, both of Madison, 
N. Y. She was born Jan. 3, 1824; died in 1902, aged 78 years. 
Amos Bridge, Jr., about the time of his marriage, bought a farm 
adjoining his father's on Stockbridge West Hill. In 1861 he 
bought a farm in Oneida, and erected the house still standing at 
the head of Main Street. 

Children born in Stockbridge: 

i. Infant, b. Aug. 28, 1839; d. Nov. 26, 1840. 
ii. Mary E.^ Bridge, b. Nov. 26, 1840; m. Mar. 6, 1861, Rufus 
Monroe, son of William and Acksah (Davidson) Dodge, b. 
Aug. 23, 1840, in Stockbridge; d. Mar. 8, 1908. He was a 
farmer. She was living, in 1921, at the age of 82 years, at 
481 Belmont Avenue, Springfield, Mass. 
Children: 
1. Forbes M.*" Dodge, b. in Stockbridge, Oct. 14, 1865; 
m. (I) Elizabeth, dau. of Edward and Janette Hallock, 
b. in Bernhards Bay, Feb. 15, 1866; d. Sept. 5, 1911; 
(II), Jane, dau. of George and Rebecca (Reeves) 
Buckman, Nov. 13, 1912, in Stockbridge. She was b. 
Dec. 3, 1867, in Stockbridge. He is a farmer and spends 
a great deal of his time in breeding fine Jersey cattle. 
Res. Stockbridge, N. Y. 
Children born in Stockbridge: 

1. Bessie May" Dodge, b. Apr. 12, 1889; m. June 
26, 1912, Ray H., son of Erwin and Nellie (Howard) 
Stanford, b. in Stockbridge. Res. Oneida, N. Y. 
R. F. D. 1. 

Children: 

1. Clarence E." Stanford, b. May 18, 1913, 
in Stockbridge. 

2. Helen E., b. July 8, 1915, in Stockbridge. 

3. Alice E. Bridge, b. Aug. 21, 1917, in West- 
moreland, N. Y, 

2. Floyd H., b. May 23, 1893; m. in Munnsville, 
Dec. 23, 1914, Mary E., dau. of Henry and Frances 
Edson, b. Sept. 11, 1892, in Munnsville. No 
children. Res. Sherrill, N. Y. 



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2. William M., b. May 11, 1868; m. Oct. 30, 1893, in 
Stockbridge, Fannie Rockwell. Res. Stockbridge, 
N. Y. 

Children: 

1. Charles B." Dodge, b. Apr. 2, 1898; m. in 
Hamilton, July 15, 1922, Edith Stapleton. Res. 
Stockbridge. 

2. Mary A., b. Mar. 10, 1908. 

3. Inis May, b. May 4, 1871; m. Oct. 31, 1896, Burel A. 
Strong, of Stockbridge. Res. 481 Belmont Avenue, 
Springfield, Mass. 

Children : 

1. Leonaii Strong, b. Aug. 21, 1898; m. Dudley 
Clark. Res. 71 Fourth Street, Bridgeport, Conn. 

2, Alein, b. Dec. 8, 1900; m. Frederick Kupper. 
Res. Massasoit Place, Springfield, Mass. 

iii. Infant Son, b. Mar. 20, 1844. 

iv. Jay Wellington, b. Sept. 28, 1846; d. Apr. 12, 1849, in Stock- 
bridge. 

V. Delia L., b. July 22, 1853; m. Dec. 15, 1875, Charles A., 
son of Harrison and Sarah H. (Adams) Lamb, b. Aug. 25, 1852, 
in Stockbridge; d. Nov. 10, 1919, in Munnsville. He was a 
prosperous farmer of Stockbridge. She resides in Munnsville, 
N. Y. 
Children : 

1. Frederick A.i" Lamb, b. Nov. 16, 1876; m. Nellie M., 
dau. of Thomas Davis, of Stockbridge, b. Dec. 1, 1876. 
He is a successful farmer and dairyman. Res. Munns- 
ville. 

Children, first two born in Stockbridge; the others in 
Munnsville : 

1. Mildred E." Lamb, b. May 29, 1901. 

2. Leroy D., b. June 16, 1903. 

3. Gladys M., b. Feb. 11, 1905. 

4. Melora a., b. Sept. 8, 1908. 

5. Maurice T., b. Mar. 1, 1910. 

6. Ruth H., b. Apr. 14, 1911. 

7. Robert C, b. Mar. 2, 1914. 

8. Herbert S., b. June 12, 1915. 

9. Charles. 

2. Edith M., b. Nov. 18, 1878; m. Nelson H. Clark, 
Nov. 25, 1903. He is an insurance agent and also 
agent for the sale of farm machinery. Res. Munnsville. 
Children: 

1. Delo. S." Clark, b. Mar. 6, 1906. 

2. Allen N., b. Oct. 10, 1910. 

3. Beul.\h B., b. May 22, 1886, in Stockbridge. Res. 
Munnsville. Unm. 

4. C, Wesley, b. Mar. 1, 1890, in Munnsville; m. Dec. 31, 



168 JOHN BRIDGE FA^nLY IN AMERICA 

1916, Kathleen M., dau. of Frank White, of Auburn, 
N. Y., b. Nov. 11, 1886, in Auburn. Res. Sherrill, N. Y. 
Children born in Sherrill: 

1. Karl Wesley" Lamb, b. Oct. 17, 1917. 

2. Kenneth Frank, b. May 8, 1921. 

vi. Ada E., b. in Stockbridge, Apr. 27, 1855; d. m Oneida, Oct. 17, 
1918; m. in Oneida, June 13, 1891, Jonathan A, Butler, of 
Oneida, b. Aug. 18, 1840, in Camden, N. Y.; d. July 13, 1913, in 
Oneida, aged 73 years. No children. He was a horseman and 
an all-round blacksmith of Oneida; also engaged as a coal 
dealer for several years. Was the son of Micajah Butler. 
84. vii. Selden Day, b. Dec. 2, 1856. 

viii. Lewis J., b. in Stockbridge, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1859; d. June 13, 
1862, in Oneida, N, Y. 

59. JOHN LEWIS8 BRIDGE (42. Amos\ George^ Thomas', 
Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew'^, John}), born in Stockbridge, N. Y., 
Aug. 1, 1819; died Aug. 16, 1895, in Los Angeles, Cal., aged 76 
years; married Clarissa Robtnson, Sept. 23, 1841, born in 
Lenox, Nov. 30, 1819; died in Glendora, Cal., May 10, 1907, 
aged 88 years. Both are buried in Los Angeles, Cal. 

John Lewis Bridge resided on a farm in Checkerville, N. Y., for 
several years, later moving to Oneida Castle, N. Y., where he 
became a manufacturer of felt and wool hats for men, w^hich had 
an extensive acceptance until the burning of the factory, which 
was never rebuilt. He then moved to Denver, Colorado, and 
engaged in contract work, mostly in the building line. Later, he 
went to California, where his daughter now^ lives. His wife married, 
a second time, Harrison Lamb, and lived to advanced age. 

Children : 

i. Horace Vail^ Bridge, b. Oct. 2, 1842, in Lenox, N. Y.; d. 
Julj^ 16, in Lenox. (Year unknown.) 

ii. Celestia Jane, b. in Lenox, July 17, 1844; m. Directus 
Alphonso Cole, in Oneida Castle, N. Y., Apr. 1, 1867. He 
was b. Sept. 16, 1837, in Augusta, N. Y.; d. Nov. 12, 1910, 
in Anaheim, Cal., aged 73 years. She resides in Montebello, 
Cal. 

Children: 

1. Emily Eunice'" Cole, b. in Oneida, N. Y., Mar. 16, 
1871. Res. Montebello. Unm. 

2. Truman, b. in Oneida, Oct. 20, 1873; m. in Denver, 
Colo., Aug. 14, 1907, Margaret Mitchell, b. June 10, 
1879, in Cookstown, Ireland. 

Children : 

1. Jane Celestia" Cole, b. Oct. 8, 1908, in Whittier, 
Cal. 

2, Eunice Margaret, b. July 24, 1910, in Whittier. 



JOSEPH LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 169 

3. Truman Mitchel, b. Apr. 27, 1917, in Montebello, 
Cal. 

3. Rush Vail, b. in Oneida, Aug. 19, 1877; d. Oct. 10, 
1882, in Denver, Colo. Buried in Denver. 

4. John Lewis, b. in Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 14, 1884; m. in 
Los Angeles, Winifred Mary Rider, Aug. 27, 1913. 
She was b. Dec. 26, 1887, in Leeds, England. 
Children born in Montebello: 

1. Elinor Margaret'^ Cole, b. Dec. 17, 1918; d. 
May 17, 1919, in El Centro, Cal. Buried in Los 
Angeles. 

2. Marian Elizabeth, b. June 24, 1920. 

5. DiRECTUs Alphonso, Jr., b. Feb. 6, 1836, in Beatrice, 
Neb.; d. Feb. 25, 1888, in Beatrice. Buried in Denver, 
Colo. 

iii. Emily Clarissa, b. in Stockbridge, N. Y., May 2, 1847; d. in 
Oneida Castle, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1872; m. Nov. 2, 1^0^, in Oneida 
Castle, C. Wilson Chappell, of Oneida, b. lii Cazenovia, 
N. Y., Apr. 5, 1845; d. in Oneida, July 17, 1909. She was his 
first wife. 

Mr. Chappell was a notable financier in Central New York; 
was vice-president and general manager for many years of 
the National Casket Company until his death. Mr. Chappell 
had investments in the clothing and gentlemen's furnishing 
business in partnership with B. E. Chase, in Oneida. He was 
trustee of the Cochran Memorial Church in Oneida Castle, and 
superintendent of the Sunday School for thirty years. He was 
a prominent member of the Masonic Lodge and of Doric 
Chapter of Oneida. Mr. Chappell had collected, as we have 
been informed, one of the largest private libraries in the State 
of New York. Mr. Chappell married, secondly, Nov. 10, 1884, 
Mary Wells, of Oneida Castle. He built for himself a beautiful 
residence in Oneida, where his widow resides, 
iv. Rush Vail, b. in Stockbridge, Nov. 26, 1850; d. in Los Angeles, 
Cal, Jan. 16, 1896; m. Mary Sevort Moody, in Los Angeles, 
Aug. 23, 1893; b. in Chicago, 111., Mar. 10, 1866; d. Jan. 1, 
1896, in Pasadena, Cal. Both buried in Los Angeles. 
ChUd: 

Clarissa Cecelia'^ Bridge, b. in Los Angeles, Aug. 
28, 1894; m. in Montebello, Lawrence Jay Evans, 
June 29, 1922. He was b. in Anaheim, Cal., June 16, 
1894. 

60. WARREN8 BRIDGE (43. Jonas\ George', Thomas', 
Joseph'*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born June 28, 1811, in 
Stockbridge, N. Y.; died there, Mar. 10, 1880; married Jan. 1, 
1845, in Stockbridge, Mary Howe, daughter of Almon and 
Nancy (Clark) Stewart, born in Stafford, Conn., June 12, 1817; 
died in Stockbridge, Nov. 1, 1888, aged 71 years. He was widely 



170 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

known and regarded as a business man of integrity — honorable 
in all dealings with mankind. 
Children born in Stockb ridge: 

i. Mary Viola' Bridge, b. Nov. 30, 1845; d. in Stockbridge, 

Oct. 17, 1867. Unm. 
ii. Nancy Valnette, b. Oct. 30, 1847; d. in Stockbridge, June 28, 

1864. 
iii. Warren Fayette, b. Aug. 28, 1849; m. Mar. 21, 1898, Mrs. 
Helen Barber Seaton. She d. Apr. 7, 1909. No children. 
He attended the Oneida Seminary and Eastman's Business 
College, Schenectady, N. Y. After his father's death, he took 
up his business, — buying hops. Later he was a partner in the 
Munnsville Plow Company, whose factory was destroyed 
by fire. The business continues in Oneida, N. Y. About 1921 
he gold his interest and retired. He is a Democrat, and was a 
delegate to the National Convention at St. Louis, when 
Cleyeland was elected President for the first time. Res. Munns- 
ville, N. Y. 
iv. Sarah Etta, b. June 21, 1851; m. Dec. 5, 1871, in Stockbridge, 
William P., son of' Dwight and Caroline (Walker) Bacon, b. 
in Massachusetts, Oct. 6, 1848; d. in Nyack, N. Y., Apr. 23, 
1921, aged 73 years. Was a photographer, having a studio in 
Syracuse, N. Y., for the last fifteen years of his life. He was an 
Odd Fellow. The widow resides in Munnsville N. Y. 
Child: 

William Fayette^" Bacon, b. in Stockbridge, Feb. 22, 
1880; m. Mar. 11, 1906, Louise, dau. of Jacob and 
Adelheid (Strict) Kuhn, b. in Nyack, Jan. 8, 1884. 
Spent two years at the Military School in Syracuse. 
He is general service foreman of the New York Edison 
Company. Res. 7 Prospect Street, Nyack. 
Children born in New York City: 

1. William Fayette" Bacon, Jr., b. Mar. 25, 1908. 

2. Harold Leroy, b. May 10, 1910. 

V. Susan Genella, b. May 8, 1853; d. in Stockbridge, Aug. 28, 
1865. 

61. J0NAS8 BRIDGE, JR. (43. Jonas\ George^ Thomas', 
Joseph\ Matthew\ Mattheio-, John}), born Feb. 11, 1813, in 
Stockbridge Hill, N. Y.; died Jan. 14, 1863, in Bouckville, N. Y.; 
married (I), Mar. 22, 1835, Julia Chamberlain, born Feb. 7, 
1814; (II), Mar. 22, 1842, Mary, daughter of Chester and Susan 
(Stetson) Underwood, born Apr. 13, 1821, in Brookfield, N. ¥.; 
died July 11, 1874, in Pine Woods, N. Y. He ran a grocery store 
and tavern in Pratts Hollow for a number of years and later fol- 
lowed farming. Was also High Sheriff in Pratts Hollow. A Free 
Mason. 



JOSEPH LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 171 

Children : 

i. Rosalia' Bridge, b. Mar. 12, 1837, in Madison, N. Y.; d. 
Jan, 25, 1875, in Pratts Hollow; m. Dec. 13, 1865, Walter 
Bell, b. Sept. 5, 1835, in Norwich, England. He d. in Novem- 
ber, 1910, 
Child: 

Bertha M.»» Bell, b. July 12, 1871, in Pratts Hollow; 
m. Feb. 5, 1901, in East Syracuse, N. Y., Albert G., 
son of James V. and Elizabeth (Woodcock) Howlett, 
b. Oct. 1, 1873, in Madison. A farmer. Res. Morris- 
ville, N, Y„ Box 176. 
Children : 

1, James A." Howlett, b, Nov. 18, 1901, 

2. Samuel, b, Oct. 17, 1902; d, Aug. 25, 1908. 

3, Fay S., b. Aug. 17, 1910. 

4. Doris B., b. Feb. 2, 1911. 

ii, Julia Ann, b. Nov, 18, 1839, in Pratts Hollow; d. in Oneida, 

N, Y, Unm, 
iii. Elbert Alonzo, b. in Pratts Hollow, Aug. 31, 1843. 
iv. Idalia M., b. in Stockbridge, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1845; m. in 

Earlville, N. Y„ Feb, 3, 1870, Edwin A., son of Seth and 

Mary (Kern) Howard, of Pine Woods, where he was b. Sept. 

14, 1845; d. Nov. 12, 1919, in North Bay, N. Y., aged 74 years. 

He spent all of his life on a farm and engaged mostly in the 

raising of hops. His widow resides with her son, Emery S. 

Howard, Bouckville, N. Y. 
Children born in Pine Woods: 

1. Florence Mary'" Howard, b. Jan. 26, 1871; d. Nov. 
25, 1911, in Oriskany Falls, N, Y,; m, Jan. 7, 1891, in 
Pine Woods, James Franklin Edgarton, b. Dec, 28, 
1866, in Bouckville, Res. Oriskany Falls, N, Y. 
ChUd: 

Leon Edwin>i Edgarton, b, Jan. 16, 1893, in 
Bouckville; m. Feb. 15, 1915, in Oriskany Falls, 
Effie Silver, b. Sept. 3, 1895, in Clinton Mills, 
N. Y. A farmer. Res. Oriskany Falls, 
Child: 

Florence Myrtle'^ Edgarton, b, Dec, 20, 

1916, in Oriskany Falls, 

2. Emery Seth, b. Mar, 20, 1872; m, (I), Dec, 5, 1894, 
Marjorie Dernong, of Syracuse; (II), Jan, 1, 1910, 
in Saginaw, Mich., Rose M. Peet, b. Nov. 1, 1873, 
in Bouckville. He is a farmer. Res, Bouckville, 
Children born in Bouckville: 

1, Mary Idalie" Howard, b. Apr. 12, 1911. 

2. Myrtle Allaseba, b. Dec. 1, 1913. 

3. Irma Arline, b. Dec. 10, 1875; m. Jan. 28, 1903, m 
Hamilton, N. Y., John W., son of Patrick and Mary 
Jordan, b. in Morrisville Station, N. Y., July 10, 1877. 



172 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Is station agent and telegraph operator for the New 
York, Ohio and Western Railway Co., in North Bay, 
N. Y. R«s. North Bay. 
Children born in North Bay: 

1. Ruth Mary" Jordan, b. Feb. 27, 1913. 

2. Howard Paul, b. Apr. 15, 1916. 

4. Myrtle Bridge, b. Sept. 24, 1883; m. Apr. 29, 1908, 
in Utica, N. Y., Leslie Z., son of George C. and 
Elizabeth M. (Lewis) Peck, b. in Pittsfield, N. Y., 
Nov. 27, 1881. No children. She is a member of the 
Eastern Star, Mayflower Chapter 426, in Morrisville, 
N. Y. Res. Bouckville. 
V. Ella Susan, b. May 2, 1847, in Stockbridge, N. Y. ; m. James, 
son of John and Mary (Moore) Brennen, b. in Florence, N. Y. 
Res. 305 Child Street, Rochester, N. Y. 
Children : 

1. Helena R.^" Brennen, b. May 12, 1872, in Pine Woods, 
N. Y.; d. Jan. 13, 1921, in Rochester; m. Christopher 
Ulen, in Rochester. He is deceased. 

2. Matie H., b. Nov. 9, 1876, in Bouckville, N. Y.; 
m. Aug. 14, 1912, in Rochester, Charles G., son of 
George G. and Amelia (Maeling) Zimmer. A member 
of the Loyal Order of Moose and is a commercial 
traveler. Res. 305 Child Street, Rochester. 

3. Florence I., b. Apr. 9, 1879, in Bouckville; m. Oct. 5, 
1899, in Rochester, William B., son of Clark and 
Elizabeth (Steinhauser) Vahne, b. in Clarkson, N. Y., 
Apr. 19, 1879. He is a traveling salesman. Belongs to 
the Loyal Order of Moose, Red Men, and Commercial 
Travelers. Res. 71 Texas Street, Rochester. 
Children : 

1. Lillian E.^^ Vahne, b. Mar. 25, 1901; m. in 
Rochester, Chester J., son of Joseph and Cecelia 
(Walters) Gerew. Res. 71 Texas Street, Rochester. 

2. William L., b. Dec. 7, 1903. Unm. 

4. Leroy J., b. July 31, 1882, in Bouckville. Shipping 
clerk. Unm. Res. 305 Child Street, Rochester. 

5. Birdie E., b. in Bouckville, May 12, 1880; d. there, 
Oct. 24, 1880. 

vi., Emery Jonas, b. in Pratts Hollow, Mar. 3, 1849; d. Dec. 17, 
1913, in Pontiac, 111.; m. June 1, 1881, in Pontiac, Annabelle, 
dau. of Zelots and Elizabeth (Cook) Walling, b. Jan. 20 ,1862, 
in Pontiac. He was engaged, for twenty-five years, i i the 
printing trade and was considered an expert. His wid 
still living. 

Children born in Pontiac: 
1. Frank Emery^o Bridge, b. Feb. 17, 1882. Member 
of the Pontiac Lodge, A. F. and A. M. 294, and Pontiac 
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mechanic. Res. Young Men's Christian Association, 
Pontiac. Unm. 
2. Austin Elmer, b. Mar. 3, 1884; d. Apr. 24, 1911, in 
Pontiac; m. in Pontiac, Apr. 30, 1905, Cora, dau. of 
Walter Gorbett. Res. Pontiac. 
Children born in Pontiac: 

1. Helen Ardela^i Bridge, b. Jan. 27, 1916. 

2. Howard Cl.uik, b. Mar. 5, 1918. 

3. Frances, b. Oct. 24, 1922. 

vii. Helena May, b. Oct. 26, 1852, in Bouckville; m. George, 
son of Elias and Caroline (Parker) Baker, b. in Bouckville, 
N. Y., Sept. 1, 1852. Member of Fraternal Order of Macca- 
bees. Res. 70 Trowbridge Street, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Children born in Pine Woods: 

1. BuKRiLL LynkI" Baker, b. Aug. 11, 1878; d. in Buffalo, 
Sept. 24, 1916. Member of the National Protective 
Legion, also an Odd Fellow. Unm. 

2. Georgia M., b. May 18, 1888; m. Sept. 20, 1909, in 
Buffalo, Raymond Christopher, son of George and 
Lilly (Shultz) Hoffman, b. Sept. 20, 1889, in Buffalo. 
A member of the National Protective Legion and a 
barber by trade. Res. 70 Trowbridge Street, Buffalo. 
Children born in Buffalo: 

1. Evelyn May^^ Hoffman, b. Dec. 18, 1915. 

2. Raymond Lynn, b. Sept. 18, 1919. 

viii. Austin S., b. June 20, 1858, in Bouckville; d. there, Jan. 15, 
1863. 

62. SULLIVAN RAYMOND^ BRIDGE (43. Jonas\ George\ 
Thomas^, Joseph^, Matthew^, Mattheiv^, John}), born May 11, 
1820, in Stockbridge; died June 10, 1902, in Deansboro, N. Y., 
aged 82 years; married Dec. 27, 1843, in Augusta, N. Y., Lucy 
Ann, daughter of Hiram and Amanda (Parker) Curtiss, born 
Dec. 15, 1820, in Stockbridge; died Nov. 17, 1905, aged 85 
years. 

Children born in Augusta: 

i. Frances Ann^ Bridge, b. Jan. 14, 1847; m. Nov. 16, 1869, in 
Augusta, Charles R., son of Jefferson and Mary Amanda 
(Fletcher) Hewett, b. Nov. 13, 1848, in Deansboro; d. July 17, 
1918, aged 70 years. She resides at 4 Allen Park Place, 
Oneida. 

Charles R. Hewett, in later years, engaged with his son, 
Lynn C. Hewett, in the coal business, which he sold to M. J. 
Farley. 
Children: 

1. Fred Bridge^" Hewett, b. Jxme 3, 1871, in Clinton, 
N. Y.; d. May 29, 1912, in Ilion, N. Y.; m. Marie, 
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174 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

1903, in Canastota, b. Nov. 17, 1874, in Clockville, 
N. Y. She married John W. Powell, as her second 
husband. 

Fred Bridge Hewett was a dentist; a graduate of the 
Philadelphia Dental College, in the class of 1891. 
He practiced for twenty years in Canastota; was 
always active in the community; an Odd Fellow and 
an Elk, being very active in both orders, popular 
with his fellows and a friend to everybody. 
2, Lynn Curtis, b. Apr. 27, 1873, in Augusta; m. Mar. 12, 
1901, in Waterville, N. Y., Estella May, dau. of 
C. LeRoy and Marietta (Stone) James, b. May 10, 
1875, in Hanover, N. Y. No children. He was engaged 
in the mercantile business for twenty-one years, deeply 
interested in everything pertaining to the public welfare, 
strictly honorable and respected. He also belongs to 
the Elks. Res. 4 Allen Park Place, Oneida, 
ii. Mary Josephine, b. Nov. 30, 1852; d, in Augusta, October, 
1876. 

63. JAMES H.8 BRIDGE, (44. Ephraim\ George^ Thomas^ 
Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born in Canton, N. Y., 
July 14, 1813; died there, Nov. 28, 1888, aged 75 tjears; married 
Elizabeth W. Brown, born Mar. 13, 1814; died Feb. 23, 1874, 
in Canton. He was a clerk in a hotel in Canton. 
Children, all born in Canton: 

i. Susan' Bridge, b. June 10, 1840; d. in Canton, Nov. 26, 1840. 
85. ii. Charles Marsden, b. June 27, 1842. 

iii. Ephraim, b. Sept. 27, 1844; d. Jan. 14, 1888. 

iv. Susan Elizabeth, b. Sept. 18, 1846. Married a Mr. 

RUNDLETT. 

V. Walter, b. Jan. 18, 1848. 

vi. Mary Amelia, b. Apr. 18, 1851 ; m. in Mimnsville, in 1869, 

Clark, son of Almond and Mary (Bruster) Stewart, b. in 

Stockbridge, May 30, 1846; d. in Stockbridge, Nov. 25, 

1903. He was a farmer. Also a member of the Masonic Order. 

Mary Amelia Bridge, at her mother's death, was taken into 

the family of Samuel and Phoebe Curtis Bridge, when she 

was twelve years of age, and lived with them until her marriage. 

Res. Madison, N. Y. 

Children: 

1. James Almond" Stewart, b. in Munnsville, Dec. 18, 

1871; m. in Knoxboro, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1893, Fr.aj^ces 

Eleanor, dau. of John and Mary Ellen (Bishop) Day, 

b. in Painesville, Ohio, Oct. 24, 1872. Was assistant 

superintendent for ten years of the Knoxboro Canning 

Company, where he is now employed. Res. Knoxboro, 

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Children born in Knoxboro: 

1. Mary Hazel" Stewart, b. Aug. 21, 1897; m. in 
Knoxboro, Dec. 22, 1914, William, son of Charles 
Kennett, b. in Auburn, Aug. 17, 1894. Is assistant 
superintendent of the Knoxboro Canning Factory. 
Res. Knoxboro, N. Y. 

ChUd: 

Doris Louise*^ Kennett, b. Oct. 25, 1919, 
in Knoxboro. 

2. Clark, b. Apr. 25, 1900; m. July 29, 1922, in 
Deansboro, N. Y., Mary, dau. of Eugene and 
Harriet (French) Rieglier, b. July 20, 1904, in 
Ilion, N. Y. He enlisted in the Navy, Apr. 4, 1921, 
for a period of four years. On account of his health, 
he received honorable discharge, Jan. 12, 1923, 
as a first-class fireman. Now teamster for the 
Knoxboro Canning Company. Res. Knoxboro, N.Y. 

2. Lenna Lavica, b. in Stockbridge, Apr. 17, 1875; m. in 
Stockbridge, Nov. 27, 1895, Walter G., son of Mary 
(Smith) Howard, b. in Madison, Dec. 15, 1872. Is a 
farmer. No children. Res. Bouckville, N. Y. 

3. Emma, b. June 11, 1877, in Stockbridge; m. Jan. 18, 
1899, in Stockbridge, Roland Dezelle, son of Rodney 
Delorane and Elizabeth (Kershaw) Bridge, b. Mar. 1, 
1875, in Solsville. No children. A retired farmer. 
Res. Madison. 

4. Lillian Jane, b. in 1885, in Munnsville; m. in 1903, in 
Oneida, Hubert, son of Elmer and Hattie Herrington, 
b. in Stockbridge, in 1859. Is a farmer. Res. Oneida, 
R.F.D. No. 1. 

Children born in Stockbridge: 

1. Darris E." Herrington, b. Dec. 13, 1904. 

2. Curtis R., b. June 19, 1906. 
vii. Norman, b. Aug. 18, 1858. 

64. SAMUEL LOVE^ BRIDGE (45. Jesse\ George\ Thomas\ 
Joseph^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born Nov. 12, 1813, in 
Stockbridge; died Dec. 20, 1893, aged 80 years; married Feb. 1, 
1841, Phebe Curtis, born Jan. 9, 1820, in Solsville; died June 22, 
1895, aged 75 years. 

Children : 

86. i. Rodney Delorane' Bridge, b. July 21, 1845. 

87. ii, James Leroy, b. July 17, 1847. 

iii. Lewis C, b. May 1, 1853; d. Sept. 28, 1871. 

88. iv. Jesse, b. Apr. 16, 1857. 

65. RODNEY^ BRIDGE (45. Jesse\ George^ Thomas\ 
Joseph'^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born July 27, 1819, in 



176 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Stockbridge, N. Y.; died Oct. 19, 1889, in Solsville, N. Y., aged 
70 years; married in Bouckville, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1845, Emily J., 
daughter of Darius and Jane (Hewes) Martin, born in Bouckville, 
Feb. 26, 1823; died in Solsville, Apr. 16, 1895, aged 72 years. 

Rodney Bridge was born on a farm in Stockbridge. By trade 
he was a carpenter. He was in the rectifying business in Bouckville 
and Canton, New York. In 1865 he bought the hotel in Solsville, 
which he conducted until his death. He was Postmaster during 
the second Cleveland administration. 
Children born in Bouckville: 

i. Llewellyn Rodney* Bridge, b. Feb. 6, 1847; m. Dec. 23, 
1873, in Madison, Kate A., dau. of Tibbits and Missouri 
Burton, b. Mar. 3, 1846, in Madison, N. Y. He is a member 
of Hamilton Lodge 120 F. A. M., Cyrus Chapter No. 50, 
R. A. M., Norwich Commandery 46, K. T., Summit Lodge 
344 K. P. A retired farmer. Res. Madison, N. Y., Box 118. 
Children : 

1. Bertha Missouri^" Bridge, b. Dec. 31, 1874, in 
Madison; m. in Bishop, Cal., July 12, 1916, Alton L. 
Hall, the son of a Baptist clergyman. Alton L. Hall 
is a teacher in the Bishop High School and also a "fruit 
farmer." Res. Bishop, Cal., Box 666. 

2. Burton Raymond, b. Feb. 22, 1882, m Solsville. He 
is a member of Hamilton Lodge 120 F. A. M. He 
graduated from the Colgate Academy and is now 
employed as a salesman. Res. Madison, N. Y. L'nm. 

ii. Mary J., b. Oct. 27, 1850; m. Layton B., son of John Homer 
and Sarah Ann (Washburn) Lewis, Nov. 10, 1876. He was 
b. in Solsville, Dec. 18, 1847. He was superintendent, for 
many years, of the Children's Home in Peterboro, N. Y., but 
is engaged in the paper hanging and painting business. Res. 
Madison, N. Y. 
Children born in SolsvUle: 

1. Laverne Bridge^" Lewis, b. Aug. 7, 1877; m. Dec. 18, 
1901, in Bouckville, H.^rriet M., dau. of Charles H. 
and Malissa (LaMunnion) Stowell, b. July 30, 1877. 
Res. Earlville, N. Y. 

Child: 

Alice Gertrude'i Lewis, b. Jan. 28, 1903, in 
Solsville. 

2. Gertrude Ellen, b. May 6, 1879; d. Apr. 9, 1916; 
m. Nov. 25, 1908, Frank B. Gough, b. Apr. 25, 1879, 
in Lenox, N. Y. Res. Madison, N. Y. 

ChUd: 

Marion Christine" Gough, b. Oct. 20, 1913, in 
Peterboro. 
iii. Gertrude JVLuigaret, b. Aug. 8, 1853; m. Nov. 21, 1878, 
in Solsville, S. Allen, son of Allen and Arabelle Curtis, b. Dec. 



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24, 1846, in Earlville, N. Y.; d. in Eaton, N. Y., Mar. 25, 1913. 
She resides in Madison, N. Y. 

Mr. S. Allen Curtis was a prominent citizen of Eaton, N. Y., 
where he and his wife made their home. He was a member of 
the Baptist Church for over forty years. Was both an Odd 
Fellow and a Free Mason, and, for twenty-seven years, had 
served his county in various offices, chiefly as the County 
Superintendent of the Poor. 

Children : 

1. Ethel'" Curtis, b. Oct. 8, 1884, in Eaton; m. Oct. 24, 
1906, in Eaton, Avery H., son of Charles H. and Jennie 
Swift, b. in Forestville, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1882. He is a 
wholesale lumber dealer of the firm of C. H. Swift & 
Sons, of Utica, N. Y. Res. 3 Beverly Place, Utica, N. Y. 
Children born in Eaton: 

1. Ronald Curtis" Swift, b. Aug. 29, 1907; d. in 
Utica, Dec. 21, 1917. 

2. Margaret Gertrude, b. Apr. 3, 1910. 

2. Emma G., b. Dec. 9, 1885, in Solsville; m. June 30, 1914, 
George E., son of Emmett C. and Florence Louise 
(Foster) Lathrop, b. Jan. 2, 1878, in Tliroopsville, 
N. Y. He is a farmer. Res. Madison, N. Y. 

66. WILLIAM^ BRIDGE, JR. (46. William\ George\ 
Thomas^, Joseph'^, Matthew^, Matthew'^, John}), born July 31, 
1827, in Stockbridge, N. Y.; died Feb. 1896, in Stockbridge; 
married Elizabeth Jane, daughter of John Potter. He was a 
farmer extensively engaged in hop growing and resided in Stock- 
bridge. A very prominent man in his community. 

Children born in Stockbridge: 
89. i. Seymour Deville^ Bridge, b. Oct. 9, 1852. 

ii. Frank died when about seven years old. 

iii. Melissa died when about five years old. 

iv. Warren Bert, b. Oct. 7, 1866; m. Oct. 14, 1892, in Stock- 
bridge, Alma Belle, dau. of Cornelius C. and Lucy C. (Bishop) 
White, b. Nov. 18, 1870, in Stockbridge. He is engaged in 
designing and supervising the installation of auxiliary buildings 
and equipment, of standardizing and supervising the supply 
equipment of the plants of his company located in several 
states. Res. 2420 Avenue F, Ensley, Ala. 

67. HENRYS BRIDGE (47. Nathan'^, Joseph^ Thomas\ 
Joseph^, Matthew^, Mattheio-, John}), born Jan. 1, 1817; married 
Oct. 14, 1838, CoRiNTHiA, daughter of Deacon Josiah and Lucy 
(Allen) Stearns, of Westminster, Mass., and Wilmington, Vt. 
She was born June 1, 1818. He was a farmer and teamster. 

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178 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

minster and Wilmington. He was a descendant of Isaac Stearns, 
who came to these shores in the good ship Arabella, embarking 
Apr. 8, 1630, arriving in Salem, Mass., on the thirteenth day of 
June. On the same vessel were Sir Richard Salstonstall, Rev. 
George Phillips and Governor Winthrop, with the charter for the 
Massachusetts Bay Colony. Governor Winthrop was the first 
Governor of Massachusetts, his homestead being where the "Old 
South Meeting House," in Boston, now stands. 
Children : 

i. Perley' Bridge. 

ii. LOREN. 

iii. Cornelia; m. in 1869, William Haliday. 

68. SERENO« BRIDGE (47. Nathan', Joseph^, Thomas\ 
Joseph*, Mattheio^, Matthew^, Johri^), born Nov. 23, 1823; married 
in 1846, Alice Winchester. 

Children : 

i. Wallace^ Bridge, b. in 1856. 
ii. Arthur, b. in 1859. 

iii. Annette, b. Aug. 3, 1864; m. February, 1881, Andrew J., 
son of Justus D. and Mary (Games) Tower, b. July 29, 1855. 

69. GEORGE ^MIITFIELDs BRIDGE (48. J oseph\ Joseph, 
Thomas', Joseph*, Mattheio^, Mattheic^, John}), born Aug. 16, 1822, 
in Ware, Mass.; died Jan. 2, 1887, in Providence, R. I.; married 
in Enfield, Conn., Nov. 8, 1843, Miraxda, daughter of John and 
Clarissa (Chaffee) Griswold, born Oct. 6, 1822; died August, 1886, 
in Providence. 

Children : 

i. George Alexander^ Bridge, b. Sept. 12, 1844, in Newington, 
Conn.; d. Feb. 21, 1905, in Providence; m. June 20, 1876, 
Sarah H. Clarke, of Providence; d. in Providence, January, 
1915. He was a dentist, 
ii. WiNFiELD Scott, b. July 2, 1848, in Rockville, Conn.; d. 
Jan. 8, 1850, in Rockville. 
90. iii. WiLBER WiNFiELD, b. Feb. 8, 1852. 

70. JONATHAN DAVIS^ BRIDGE, REV. (49. Isaac 
Crossef, Joseph^, Thomas'-', Joseph*, Mattheiv^, Matthew^, John^), 
born Sept. 10, 1812, in Northfield, Mass.; died July 25, 18.56, in 
Wilbraham, Mass.; married Aug. 30, 1832, in New Salem, Mass., 
Abigail Learxard, daughter of Liberty and Hannah (Holbrook) 
Bullard (by the Rev. Salmon Hull of Ludlow) ; born in Medway, 
Mass., Jan. 7, 1811; died Aug. 15, 1893, in Wilbraham, aged 82 
years. Her father was the son of Henry and Abigail (Morse) 




REV. JONATHAN DAVIS BRIDGE, A.M. 

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Bullard, who was born Nov. 11, 1777; died in South Orange, Mass., 
May 28, 1848, aged 71 years. The Editor of this Genealogy was 
present, as a boy, at Liberty's, his grandfather's, death. 

The Rev. Mr. Bridge was the oldest of twelve children, born 
in a family noted in the community for its religious life. Despite 
the disadvantages of a very limited schooling, receiving all personal 
instruction, after marriage, from his wife who had been a school 
teacher, Mr. Bridge rose very rapidly to be a leader in the New 
England Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
occupying the pulpits of the prominent Methodist churches in 
Massachusetts and being elected twice at the head of his delegation 
to the General Conferences of his denomination. At the time of 
his decease, he held the highest official position in his Conference, 
that of Presiding Elder, the office now known as District Superin- 
tendent. Owing to the arduous labors of the last two years of 
his life, his health failed, and he died at the untimely age of forty- 
four years. His remains lie at rest in The Dell, Wilbraham, Mass. 

Children: 

91. i. Melville Wells^ Bridge, b. Apr. 26, 1834. 

92. ii. Watson Wilberforce, b. Sept. 27, 1836. 

93. iii. William Dawson, b. Feb. 23, 1840. 

iv. Saurin Massilon, b. in Saugus, Mass., Nov. 3, 1841; d. in 
Saugus, July 13, 1842. 
Twins, b. in Springfield, Mass. in 18o2; d. young. 

71. AMOS OSBORNE^ BRIDGE {'iQ. Isaac Crosset\Joseph\ 
Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born in Northfield, 
Mass., Sept. 23, 1814; died in Warwick, Mass., Mar. 26, 1872; 
married June 12, 1844, his cousin, Charlotte Yures, in Spring- 
field, daughter of Joseph and Fanny (Latham) Bridge, born in 
Northfield, May 16, 1816; died Oct. 24, 1861, in Westfield, Mass. 
Amos Osborne Bridge, like most of his ancestors, was a "son 
of the soil," and for a large part of his life was a farmer. Like his 
father and other members of the family, he had red hair, a florid 
countenance and speaking eyes. His excellent wife was a helpmate 
in every sense of the word. Pier father, Joseph, was a soldier in 
the War of 1812. 

Children born in Springfield, Mass. : 

i. Charlotte Ellen'^ Bridge, b. Apr. 8, 1845, in Springfield, 
Mass., d. Apr. 22, 1889; m. Jan. 1, 1871, George Washlxgton, 
Jr., son of George Wasliington and Matilda (Owen) Smith, 
b. Apr. 17, 1844. 
Children : 

1. Nettie Bridge^" Smith, b. Nov. 20, 1873, in Warwiek. 

2. Alice Louisa, b. Nov. 26, 1877. 



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3. Ada Hyde, b. Dec. 22, 1878; d. May 28, 1879. 

4. Minnie Luella, b. Sept. 3, 1880; d. Oct. 13, 1880. 

ii. Luther Amos, b. Feb. 20, 1848, in Springfield; d. of disease 

contracted in the Civil War. He resided in Hampden, Mass. 
iii. Louise Minerva, b. Jan. 14, 1851, in Springfield; d. Mar. 
23, 1882. 

72. BENJAMIN BALL^ BRIDGE (49. Isaac Crossef, 
Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph'^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born 
May 26, 1816, in Northfield, Mass.; died Sept. 2, 1889, in East 
Brookfield, Mass., aged 73 years; married July 5, 1846, Anna 
Maria, daughter of Daniel and Esther Atwell (Stockwell) King, 
of liudlow, born May 3, 1822, in Ludlow, Mass. He was much 
unlike his brothers in physique and speech; an industrious super- 
intendent of a large factory in East Brookfield, and for several 
years the Postmaster of the town. He never sought prominence, 
but as a Christian was very active and efficient in the local church. 

Children : 

i. Anna Maria^ Bridge, b. Oct. 24, 1847, in Ludlow; d. Feb. 28, 

1853, in Brookfield. 
ii. Benjamin Herbert, b. May 28, 1854, in East Brookfield; d. 

July 28, 1854, in East Brookfield. 
iii. William Carroll, b. Nov. 8, 1857, in East Brookfield; d. 
there, Jan. 18, 1858. . 

73. JOHN WESLEY8 BRIDGE, REV. (49. Isaac Crossef, 
Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Mattheii^, John}), born 
Aug. 19, 1820, in Northfield; died Nov. 10, 1883, in Putnam, Conn. ; 
married Oct. 3, 1843, in Holland, Mass., Orris Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Grayton and Elizabeth (Bennett) Fuller, of Wilbraham, 
Mass., born there Nov. 26, 1820; died Sept. 25, 1899, aged 79 years. 

Rev. John Wesley Bridge, like his elder brother, Jonathan 
Davis Bridge, and younger brother, Henry Martyn Bridge, early 
felt himself called to preach the Gospel. He received a license 
to preach when quite a young man, and served for many years 
as a clergyman in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He later 
became connected with the Evangelical Advent Church and died 
in connection with that denomination. 

Children : 

94. i. Olin Burritt' Bridge, b. Sept. 18, 1845. 

95. ii. Gifford Monroe, b. Oct. 6, 1847. 

96. iii. Henry Joseph Monroe, b. Dec. 30, 1849. 

iv. Violetta Elizabeth, b. Nov 28, 1851, in St. Johnsbury, Vt.; 
d. Jan. 10, 1890, in West Woodstock, Conn.; m. July 20^ 1872, 
in Putnam, Conn., George Riley, son of James L. and Ruby 
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Thompson, Conn. He was a contractor of mason work and 
moving buildings except for a few years after his wife's death. 
He then engaged in the meat business. At present he has a 
farm in Pomfret but still works at his trade doing contracting 
work. Res. Pomfret, Conn. 
Children: 

1. Helen E." Wilcox, b. June 10, 1873, in Putnam; 
m. Dec. 26, 1892, in Worcester, Mass., Charles, son of 
Patrick and B. Brennan, b. in Pomfret, July 24, 1870. 
He is foreman, City Park, Providence, R. I. Res. 
624 Valley Street, Providence. 

Children born in Pomfret: 

1. Charles EdwardI' Brennan, b. July 12, 1895; 
m. July 31, 1916, Alice Hall, b. in England. 
Child: 

Dorothy Arlinei- Brennan, b. July 2, 1918, 
in Providence. 

2. Alice Louise, b. Sept. 21, 1897; m. Mar. 12, 1917, 
Richard S. Owen, b. in Providence, R. I. Divorced 
July, 1922. Both married. Providence, R. I. 

3. Ernest George, b. Nov. 27, 1900; d. Apr. 10, 1921, 
in Providence. 

2. Herbert G., b. Aug. 12, 1875, in Boston; m. in Putnam, 
July, 1897, Margaret, dau. of Thomas and Margaret 
Hepping, b. in Ireland in 1869. For the last twenty 
years, motorman for the Boston Street Railway. No 
children. Res. 650 C Street, Pomfret, Conn. 

3. John Wesley, b. Mar. 29, 1877; m. Blanche Kimble, 
of Maine. He served in the Spanish-American War in 
Battery A, Heavy Artillery. Res. Windsorville, Conn. 

4. Alice Ruby, b. Apr. 29, 1879, in Providence; m. in 
Worcester, Mass., Feb. 25, 1896, Ernest, son of Orrin 
Chandler and Emma Zeruah (Adams) Spencer, of 
Pomfret, Conn., b. in Pomfret, Aug. 3, 1873. He comes 
of a very old family line. Is a carpenter and plumber. 
Res. West Woodstock, Conn. 

Children born in Pomfret: 

1. Emma Viola" Spencer, b. Apr. 25, 1897. She is a 
clerk. 

2. John Chandler, b. Mar. 26, 1901. Studying 
electrical engineering in Brown & Sharpe's machine 
shops. 

3. Ernest, Jr., b. Aug. 3, 1905; d. in Pomfret, 
Aug. 26, 1920. 

5. Gifford Daniel, b. May 22, 1882, in East Boston, 
Mass.; m. Nov. 27, 1902, in East Boston, Agnes, dau. 
of Dennis and Mary Josephine (Clinch) Ormond, b. 
May 1, 1881, in St. John, New Brunswick. He is fore- 
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182 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

East Boston. A member of the Manchester Unity of 
Odd Fellows. Res. 55 Byron Street, East Boston. 
Children : 

1. Josephine Viola" Wilcox, b. Mar. 23, 1904, in 
East Boston. 

2. GiFFORD Francis, b. Oct. 28, 1908, in Danielson, 
Conn. 

3. John Henry, b. Aug. 30, 1911, in North Woodstock, 
Conn. 

4. James Ormond, b. Mar. 7, 1916, in East Boston. 

5. Stella Marie, b. Jan. 1, 1919, in East Boston. 

6. Harriet Adelaide, b. Dec. 5, 1884, in Danielson; m. 
Apr. 13, 1902, in Danielson, Fred, son of William Long, 
b. Feb. 6, 1884, in Danielson. A blacksmith. Res. 
Danielson. 

Children, first born in Pomfret, remainder in Danielson : 

1. Viola A." Long, b. July 9, 1904. 

2. Annie E., b. Jan. 26, 1906. 

3. Frederick C, b. Mar. 16, 1907. 

4. George W., b. Nov. 9, 1909. 

5. Helen L., b. Aug. 24, 1911. 

6. Edward O., b. Dec. 30, 1913. 

7. Alice H., b. Mar. 9, 1916. 

8. Richard J., b. Jan. 2, 1919. 

9. Winifred E., b. Dec. 3, 1920. 

7. Melvin E., b. Jan. 23, 1887, in Putnam, Conn.; m. 
June 24, 1916, in Windsor, Me., Addie, dau. of Leo and 
Stella (Pinkham) Reed, b. in Dresden, Me., June 24, 
1898. Res. Pomfret, Conn. 

Children : 

Edward, Viola and Gladys Wilcox. 

8. Georgia Viola, b. Aug. 25, 1888, in Putnam; d. there, 
Aug. 5, 1890. 

97. V. John Wesley, Jr., b. June 26, 1854. 

98. vi. Charles Watson, b. Nov. 15, 1856. 

vii. INIary Alice, b. June 15, 1858, in East Lyndon, Vt.; d. Nov. 

28, 1900. 
viii. Harriet Adelaide, b. in Bloomfield, Vt., Oct. 7, 1859; d. in 
Erlangen, Germany, May 18, 1898 and was buried there; 
m. (I), Jan. 30, 1878, in Lawrence, Mass., John, son of Thomas 
and Mary (Robertson) Gourley, of Paisely, Scotland, b. Mar. 4, 
1855; d. July 22, 1885, in San Angelo, Texas; (II), Mar. 15, 
1890, Edward Drake, Jr., son of Edward Drake and Eleanor 
Jane (Frost) Roe, b. Jan. 4, 1859, in Elmira, N. Y. He married 
as his second wife, Josephine Alberta Robinson, of New 
Hampshire, dau. of Joseph Wadleigh and Frances Eliza (Weld) 
Robinson. 

Mr. Roe was graduated from SjTacuse University in the 
class of 1880 and from Harvard University in the class of 1885. 



JOSEPH LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 183 

Accompanied by his wife and daughter, he spent some time 
in Germany, especially in the line of his mathematical inves- 
tigations and received from the University of Erlangen 1897-8 
special honor magnum cum laude and degree of Ph.D. 

In 1904 Mr. Roe was a member of the International Congress 
of Mathematicians at Heidelberg, Germany. In 1908, he 
erected, at his home, his private astronomical observatory, 
equipped with a 6j/^-inch equatorial telescope, by which he 
has made quite a number of important astronomical discov- 
eries. He is a Fellow of the A. A. A. S. ; a member of German, 
Italian and French Mathematical Associations; a member of 
Phi Beta Kappa, of Delta Kappa Epsilon, and of the Sons of 
the American Revolution. 

Mr. Roe is John Raymond French Professor of Mathematics 
and Director of the Observatory, Syracuse University. He is 
a frequent contributor to astronomical journals; is the 
originator of the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematical Fraternity, 
which had its birth at Syracuse University in 1903, beginning 
with the Mathematical Club of the University, the Club being 
incorporated. May 25, 1914, at Albany, N. Y. The Club is an 
academic fraternity in institutions of university grade. The 
members are all actively engaged in mathematical research 
and mathematical publications. The fraternity has six chapters 
as follows : Syracuse University, Ohio State University, Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, University of Missouri, University 
of Alabama, and in the Iowa State College of Mechanic 
Arts. Professor Roe is Director General of this Mathe- 
matical Fraternity. 

Mr. Roe's second wife, Josephine Alberta Robinson, was, 
for thirteen years. Professor of Mathematics, Berea College, 
and Dean of Women, Berea College; A.B. Oberlin, 1894; 
A.M. Dartmouth, 1911; Ph.D. (in mathematics) Syracuse 
University, 1918; Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Syracuse 
University, 1920, January to June. Devoted to research in 
mathematics, active in Daughters of American Revolution, 
American Association of University Women, and Methodist 
church work; Assistant Conference Treasurer (Central 
New York Conference), Woman's Foreign Missionary Society; 
member of honorary scholarship and scientific fraternities and 
societies. 

Mr. Roe made Mary Eva Gourley his daughter, legally, 
on Mar. 18, 1890, her name being changed by the Probate Court 
in Massachusetts to Mary Eva Gourley Roe. 

Mr. and Mrs. Roe reside at 123 West Ostrander Avenue, 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

Children: 
1. Mary Eva Gourleyi" Roe, b. Jan. 9, 1879, in Lawrence, 
Mass.; m. Jan. 11, 1911, in Syracuse, N. Y., Edwin 
Hall, son of Richard Francis and Gertrude (Hall) 



184 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Gaggin, b. Nov. 12, 1866, in Erie, Pa. She was graduated 
from Syracuse University, class of 1905, with the degree 
of Ph.B., summa cum laude. Phi Beta Kappa. A member 
of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, also of the Daughters oi 
the American Revolution. 

He was graduated from Syracuse University, class 
of 1892, with the degree of B.A. Was a student at the 
Beaux Arts, Paris, France; architect for the forty- 
two-story Smith Building of Seattle, Wash., the first 
skyscraper on the Pacific Coast. He is a member of the 
D K E Fraternity. Res. 846 Ostrom Avenue, Syracuse, 
N. Y. 
ChUd: 

John Bridge" Gaggin, b. July 23, 1919; d. July 23, 
1919. 
2. Edward Drake Roe, third, b. in Cambridge, Mar. 21, 
1892; d. Sept. 16, 1892, in Oberlin, Ohio. 
ix. Susan Eva, b. Jan. 16, 1862, in Westfield, Vt.; d. July 6, 1864, 
in Walden, Vt. 

74. HENRY MARTINs BRIDGE, REV. (49. Isaac Crossef, 
Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew-, Johv}), born 
Aug. 23, 1823, in Northfield; died Dec. 23, 1861, in Colebrook, 
N. H.; married Feb. 15, 1846, Elizabeth Foster, daughter of 
John and Alsa Cady, of Stafford Springs, Conn., born Feb. 17, 
1825, in West Stafford, Conn. She died in Colebrook, N. H., at 
the age of 99 years, lacking forty days, Jan. 8, 1924. [See Addenda.] 

Henry Martin Bridge was ordained a Methodist clergj'man in 
1845, and was stationed at various charges in Massachusetts, 
Charlton, Gloucester, Lunenburg, Princeton, Blandford, and 
Williamsburg; he severed his connection with the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, in 1854, and was in that year settled over the 
Trinitarian Congregational Church, in Warwick, Mass., remaining 
there until December, 1859, when he became pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church in Colebrook, N. H., retaining that connection 
until his death in 1861. 

Henry Martin Bridge was a student, a diligent seeker after 
Biblical truth. He was a very independent investigator. He was 
led, by reason of his change to some degree in Christian doctrine, 
to leave the church of his parents and brothers and enter the 
Congregational denomination. He was a very sympathetic pastor, 
tenderly loved by his congregations, and sincerely mourned by 
large numbers at his departure from this life. His widow, surviving 
him for more than forty years, has been surrounded, in the com- 
munity where her husband was pastor, by ardent friends by whom, 
and by her loving children, she has received all the comforts that 




MRS. ELIZABETH FOSTER (CADY) BRIDGE 
Widow of Rev. Henry M. Bridge, died January lO-S^, 99 years of age 



JOSEPH LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 185 

her widowhood could desire. In her active years she was an ideal 
pastor's wife. 
Children : 

99. i. Charles Adams" Bridge, b. Mar. 22, 1847, in Gloucester, Mass. 
ii. Mary Annetta, b. July 2, 1849, in Princeton, Mass.; d. Jan. 
15, 1919, in Colebrook- m. (I) Nov. 1, 1871, William C, of 
Groton, N. H., son of Asa Hatch, of Northumberland, N. H., 
who d. June 2, 1875, in Groveton; (II), Sept. 24, 1898, in 
Lancaster, N. H., Charles Herbert Gleason, who d. in 
Colebrook, July 16, 1905. He was a Congregational clergyman 
of high standing. He was b. in Colebrook. 

Mary Annetta was, like her mother, a woman of the finest 
mold. She was especially gifted as a musician, and was most 
remarkable as a pianist, and, had she been gifted with health, 
would have achieved worthy fame as such. She was a member 
of the Congregational Church for about fifty-four years, and a 
member of the Eastern Star. By her first marriage, she had 
two daughters who died in early infancy, 
iii. Henry Ward Beecher, b. Oct. 28, 1851, in Blandford, Mass.; 
d. Jan. 28, 1881, in Colebrook. 

Like his brother, Charles Adams Bridge, he early gave 
himself to the mastery of the printer's art, and, until his 
untimely death, won worthy distinction in the several printing 
establishments where he was employed, 
iv. Jane Elizabeth, b. Sept. 7, 1854, in Warwick, Mass.; d. in 
West Stewartstown, N. H., June 5, 1892; m. (I), August, 1870, 
William A. Lomas, of Stewartstown, N. H. After separation 
from him, she m. (II), Thomas H. Van Dyke, of Midland, 
Mich., Sept. 7, 1876, who was a lumber king and left a consider- 
able fortune. 

During the long years of her mother's widowhood, her 
daughter (familiarly called "Jennie") was her constant com- 
panion, doing everything that a loving daughter possibly could 
do, but passing away while her mother still survives, broken- 
hearted at her loss. 

Children: 

1. Mary Eva^" Van Dyke, b. in Midland, Mich., June 5, 
1877; d. Feb. 27, 1901, in Stewartstown; m. in West 
Stewartstown, Aug. 18, 1895, Artie Sawyer. 
Child: 

Kenneth D." Sawyer, b. in Stewartstown, July 10, 
1896. 

2. George Henry, b. in Midland, Jan. 27, 1879; m. 
June, 1909, in West Stewartstown, Geraldine Quimby, 
who d. April, 1921. He is a lumber merchant and is 
managing his father's estate. Res. Colebrook, N. H. 
Child: 

Helen Bridge" Van Dyke, b. in North Stratford, 
N. H., July 14, 1910. 



186 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

3. Claude Dixon, b. in Midland, Jan. 18, 1882; m. (I), 
Oct. 1, 1901, in Pittsburgh, N. H., Stella Willis. 
After separation, he m. (II), Mrs. Sadie B. Heath, 
June, 1915, in West Stewartstown. He is a lumber 
merchant and a farmer. Res. West Stewartstown. 
No children. 

4. Jennie Elizabeth, b. June 1, 1892, in West Stewarts- 
town; m. at the home of her uncle, Jonathan Davis 
Bridge, Concord, N. H., Apr. 15, 1922, to Homer 
Edward, son of John and Matilda (Reed) Dean, b. 
in Lennoxville, Quebec, July 12, 1882. He has worked 
on the railroad for twenty years. Member of the Masons 
and Elks. Res. 7 Cottage Street, Newport, Vt. 

100. V, Jonathan Davis, b. Aug. 23, 1859. 

75. JOSEPH MERRILLS BRIDGE (49. Isaac Crossed, 
Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born 
Oct. 11, 1825, in Northfield, Mass.; died in Flushing, L. I., Jan. 23, 
1894; married Jan. 1, 1851, Adelaide Clemence, daughter of 
Lyman and Anne Elizabeth (Dyer) Johnson, of Sturbridge, Mass., 
born Mar. 25, 1832, in Sturbridge; died there, Oct. 14, 1914. 
She is buried in Southbridge, (North Cemetery), Mass. 

Joseph Merrill Bridge was a Puritan of the Puritans. Had he 
lived in 1632, in Cambridge, he would have been the "Hale-fellow 
well met," of our original John. Though John was a Congre- 
gationalist of his day, Joseph Merrill Bridge was a Methodist of 
his day. Almost or quite forty years, he was an official member 
of his church. Like his younger brother, Jesse, in his early years, 
he had a passion for a life on the rolling waves, and for several 
years boxed the compass on many seas. When he returned and 
settled down, he found a most gracious home maker and companion 
in his wife, Adelaide, who survived him for many years. His 
departure was a great loss to his friends and the church. 

Children : 

i. Emory Ltman» Bridge, b. Sept. 26, 1852, in Sturbridge; d. 
Feb. 12, 1915, in Baltimore, Md.; m. Oct. 19, 1887, m Grand 
Rapids, Mich., Jessie, dau. of Milan Hart Tinkham, b. July 
20, 1860, m Spencerville, Ind. Res. 1629 Pacific Ave., 
Spokane, Wash. 

ii. Benjamin Herbert, b. Sept. 20, 1858, in Beacon Falls, Conn.; 
d. Apr. 25, 1873, in Flushing, N. Y. 

76. JESSE FILLMORE^ BRIDGE (49. Isaac Crossed, 
Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew"^, John}), born 
June 21, 1827, in Northfield, Mass.; died Nov. 12, 1897, in Meriden, 
Conn., aged 70 years; married (I), June 6, 1849, in Jenksville, 
Mass., Almira Adeline, daughter of Edwin and Anne Sophia 



JOSEPH LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 187 

(Stocking) Smith, born in Jenksville, Nov. 21, 1829; died in 
Bethany, Conn., Aug. 28, 1857; (II), July 11, 1858, in Warwick, 
Mass., Ellen Rebecca, daughter of Deacon George Washington 
and Sarah Pierce (Leonard) Moore, of Warwick, born in Warwick, 
May 15, 1839; died in Somerville, Mass., July 17, 1905. Deacon 
Moore, her father, was born in Warwick, Feb. 22, 1805; married 
Sarah Pierce Leonard, May 23, 1832, born in Warwick, June 20, 
1808. 

Jesse Fillmore Bridge, in his early manhood, was, like his 
brother Joseph, a wide ocean traveler on whaling vessels in many 
seas; but when he came home and settled down he became a truly 
illustrious specimen of what vital religion can do for a man. 
His second wife was the daughter of a deacon of the church, and 
he soon became elected to that office himself. This position he 
adorned until the day of his death. For many years he was the 
foreman of the most important department of the leading 
silverware manufactory in Meriden, Conn. His death was a 
great loss to many more than his family. Mr. Bridge was a 
Selectman in Warwick, Mass., in 1864-5. He served two years 
in the Civil War. 

Children by his first wife: 

i. Ella Frances^Bridge, b. Mar. 18, 1850, inSturbridge, Mass.; 

d. Aug. 6, 1851, in Springfield, Mass. 
ii. LiLLiE Fremont, b. May 26, 1856, in Bethany, Conn.; m. Aug. 
11, 1899, in Shanghai, China, Charles Houghton, b. in London, 
England, Nov. 21, 1872. He joined the British Navy at the age 
of fifteen years, and served nearly twelve years. He married 
Lillie Fremont Bridge, in the Cathedral (English Church). 
In the spring of 1900, the so-called "Boxer Rebellion" broke 
out in China, when even Shanghai was threatened, at which 
time the Reserve Company was formed as an auxiliary to the 
Shanghai Volunteer Corps, and Mr. Houghton became one 
of the early members of that company. In January, 1917, he 
left for England, joined the British army in April; was sent 
to France in June, 1917, and served from that time until April, 
1919, in charge of sanitation of prisoners' camps, clearing of 
devastated areas after battles and similar work; released from 
duty in France in April, 1919, and left London for Shanghai, 
China, in June. Was discharged from the army in July, after his 
return to Shanghai. Mr. Houghton has been employed by 
the Shanghai Municipal Council as health inspector since 
June 10, 1899. The health of both Mr. and Mrs. Houghton 
failing, they planned to come to the United States as their 
permanent home. They left Shanghai, August 16; reaching 
San Francisco, Mrs. Houghton was taken to a hospital on 
September 9, had the best of attention in a private room with 
a special nurse, but suddenly passed away, September 14, 1923. 



188 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ChUd: 

Jessie May^" Houghton, b. Dec. 10, 1900, in Shanghai, 
China; m. Akthur David, son of David Hai and Kate 
Silas, Feb. 8, 1922, in Shanghai, b. Aug. 2, 1900, in 
Hongkong, China. 
ChUd: 

Robert Arthur" Silas, b. Dec. 6, 1922, in 

Shanghai, China. 

The following three children were by the second wife : 

iii. Sarah Washington, b. July 24, 1859, in New Haven, Conn.; 
m. Dec. 25, 1883, in Meriden, Conn., Melville Alvord, son 
of Alvord Alonzo and Lydia Adeline (Evarts) Stone, b. Feb. 1, 
1853, in Killingworth, Conn. He was for many years Inspector 
of the Schools in Massachusetts. Res. Winter Park, Fla. 
Child: 

Rose ElviraI" Stone, b. Dec. 28, 1885, in Meriden, 
Conn.; d. Mar. 13, 1916, in Altamont, Fla.; m. in West 
Brookfield, Mass., Sept. 3, 1913, Fred Lloyd Chapman, 
b. Sept. 1, 1887, in Montgomery, Mass.; d. in Springfield, 
Mass., June 8, 1915. 
ChUd: 

Fred Melville" Chapman, b. Aug. 2, 1915, in 
Springfield, 
iv. Susan Lincoln, b. in Warwick, Mass., Apr. 10, 1868; m. 
Dec. 25, 1889, Frederick Erastus, son of William and Lucy 
(Farnham) Sage, b. July 3, 1851, in Durham, Conn. Res. 
121 Cedar Street, Norwich, Conn. 
Children : 
1. Wilfred Jesse"* Sage, b. Nov. 9, 1890, in Meriden. 
Res. Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo. 

He enlisted, July 9, 1917, in Boston, Mass., and was 
sent to Camp Syracuse, Syracuse, N. Y., as a private 
in Company E 23d Infantry of the regular army. In 
August, he was made Corporal; Sept. 7, he left Hoboken 
for France, in the only division which had regiments 
of United States Marines. He was wounded in action, 
Oct. 8, 1918, and was in hospitals until after the armistice. 
In January, 1919, he returned to his Company, which 
was with the Army of Occupation on the Rhine. He 
was cited for bravery and his name is in a book issued by 
the Second Division Headquarters. 

During the fighting at Blanc Mont., Corporal Sage 
showed extraordinary courage by taking command of his 
platoon after his leader and platoon Sergeants were 
wounded. Badly wounded, he continued to lead his men 
until they had successfully broken up the assault. 
He was discharged in August, 1919, and in September, 
1919, re-enlisted for one year. He was discharged in 
September, 1920. In January, 1921, he re-enlisted as 



JOSEPH LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 189 

private in Troop C 15th Cavalry and was stationed at 
Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo. 

2. Jessie Rebecca, b. Aug. 25, 1892, in Meriden, Conn.; 
m. Dec. 25, 1914, in Norwich, Conn., Malcolm D. 
WiBBERLY. Res. Canterbury, Conn. 

Children: 

1. Malcolm Randolph" Wibberly, b. Apr. 29, 1916, 
in Kensington, Conn. 

2. Maxwell Sage, b. July 11, 1918, in New Britain, 
Conn. 

3. Susan Elizabeth, b. Apr. 1, 1920, in Norwich. 

4. Janette, b. Jan. 24, 1922, in Norwich. 

5. Ruth Eleanor, d. June 13, 1923, in Norwich, 
Conn. 

3. Edward Farnham, b. Mar. 4, 1894, in Meriden; m. 
Dec. 29, 1920, in Norwich, Gertrude Larkin, of 
Norwich, where they reside. He enlisted in the navy, 
Apr. 19, 1917, and was sent on board the U. S. S. Chicago 
as seaman, at New London, Conn.; was sent to convey 
submarines to the Azores, also went as far south as 
Rio de Janeiro and also went to Newfoundland, as 
tender to the dirigible C-5, which was lost May 16, 
1919. He was discharged as Second Class Gunner's 
Mate in June, 1919. [See Addenda.] 

4. Frederick Ellis, b. June 2, 1896, in Meriden, where he 
now resides. He enlisted in the navy, Apr. 19, 1917. 
In June, 1917, he was sent to the U. S. S. Arizona as 
Third Class Fireman. Later, he was with the Machine 
Shop Torpedo Department, and at his discharge in 
July, 1920, he was Machinist's Mate, Second Class. 

5. Fillmore Bridge, b. Nov. 17, 1897, in Meriden. 
He enlisted in the Connecticut Coast Artillery, 5th 
Company, Norwich, Conn., Apr. 10, 1917. In July, 
1917, the Company was taken into Federal Service, 
and became the Long Island Coast Defense, 34th 
Company, C. A. C. In March, 1918, he was sent to 
France, and was, at the time of the armistice in Battery 
B, First Battalion, Trench Artillery. He was discharged 
in March, 1919. 

6. Theodore Roosevelt, b. Dec. 12, 1901, in Norwich. 

7. Robert Douglass, b. Sept. 16, 1903, in Norwich. 

8. Charles Houghton, b. May 1, 1905, in Canterbury, 
Conn. Res. Norwich. 

v. Jessie Rebecca, b. Sept. 2, 1870, in Warwick, Mass.; d. June 
19, 1914, in Manchester, N. H.; m. May 14, 1895, in Meriden, 
Conn., Allegrey Douglas, son of Douglas and Elizabeth 
(Gould) Williams, b. in Illinois, April 5,1864; d. in Illinois, 
May 30, 1920. 



190 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

77. FRANCIS H.* BRIDGE (50. Jonathan', Jonathan^, 
Joseph^ Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born Sept. 17, 1831; 
died Oct. 17, 1880; married (I), Nov. 2, 1854, Mary Blanchard 
Brown of Marblehead, who died Oct. 17, 1880; (II), Flora 
Connelly, of Charlottetown, P. E. I. 

Children : 

101. i. Robert Calder^ Bridge, b. Oct. 23, 1857. 

ii. Edward Blanchard, b. Mar. 24, 1863; d. Oct. 5, 1897. Unm. 

102. iii. Ross Bridge, b. Oct. 13, 1893. 

78. JAMES GILBERT^ BRIDGE (52. Lewis'', Ezra\ 
Jeremiah^, Josep¥, Matthew^, Matthev^, John^), born Apr. 13, 
1847; married Sept. 18, 1872, Marianne Sprague, of Hinsdale, 
N. H. 

Children : 

i. Lettie Mabel^ Bridge, b. in Keene, N. H., June 21, 1874. 
ii. Cora Elmina, b. Dec. 27, 1876. 
iii. Alice; married and resided in Hartford, Conn. Two children. 

79. JOHN EVANDA8 BRIDGE (52. Lewis\ Ezra\ Jeremiah', 
Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born in Keene, Sept. 23, 1849; 
died Nov. 19, 1912; married Mar. 8, 1876, Cornells Frances, 
daughter of Daniel and Mary Ann (Ford) Ford, born in Kingston, 
Md., Mar. 6, 1857. They resided in Gilsum, N. H. 

Children born in Gilsum : 

103. i. Roy Ellsworth^ Bridge, b. May 6, 1877. 
ii. LuRA Viola, b. July 23, 1880. 

iii. Harold, b. May 7, 1882; m. Ethel Wallman. Resided in 
Troy, N. Y. No children. 

iv. Edith May, b. June 3, 1887; m. Dec. 31, 1903, John Marrett, 
son of Samuel Brown and Louise Elizabeth (Farrington) Sewall, 
b. in Newton Center, Mass., Sept. 2, 1877. Resided in Keene. 
Children born in Keene: 

1. Hazel Frances^" Sewall, b. Mar. 3, 1907. 

2. Edith Marion, b. July 24, 1909. 

3. Marjorie Louise, b. Jan. 10, 1911, twin. 

4. Evelyn Elizabeth, b. Jan. 10, 1911, twin; d. Sept. 28, 
1912. 

5. Elizabeth Brown, b. July 27, 1914. 

80. HORACE HUBBARD8 BRIDGE (54. Ezra KendaW, 
Ezra^, Jeremiah^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born in 
Dublin, N. H., Sept. 10, 1844; married Oct. 17, 1878, Amelia, 
daughter of Justus P. and Chloe (Marsh) Dunn. A farmer who 
resided in Roxbury and Keene, N. H. Both deceased. 



JOSEPH LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 191 

Children : 

i. LuLA Angelia' Bridge, b. in Roxbury, N. H., Dec. 16, 1879. 
ii. Lena Ray, b. May 8, 1881; m. May 3, 1905, Prescott 
Solomon, son of Charles Winslow and Emma Harris (Philhps) 
Buckminster, b. in Roxbury, Aug. 17, 1879. 
ChUd: 

Kenneth Bridge^" Buckminster, b. in Concord, N. H., 
Sept. 25, 1907. 
iii. Eva Belle, b. Aug. 6, 1885 ; m. Sept. 5, 1906, Warren Edward 
son of Charles Perkins and Martha Louisa (Bowne) Lawrence, 
b. in Winchester, N. H., Feb. 4, 1884. Res. Keene, N. H. 
ChUd: 

Warren Edward^" Lawrence, Jr., b. Feb. 17, 1914, 
iv. An informally adopted son, called Karl Colman Bridge, b. in 
Keene, in 1892. 

81. FRANK WILBURS BRIDGE (54. Ezra KendalP, Ezra\ 
Jeremiah^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born in Roxbury, 
N. H., Jan. 25, 1859; married Jan. 1, 1882, Hattie Ann, daughter 
of Justus P. and Chloe (Marsh) Dunn, born in Sullivan, N. H., 
Sept. 25, 1860; died Jan. 28, 1919. 
Children, first three born in Sullivan: 

i. Zaidee Viola' Bridge, b. June 21, 1882; m. June 1, 1901 
William Lester, son of Frederick Elmer and Abbie L. (Hall) 
Guillow, b. in Bellows Falls, Vt., Sept. 25, 1878. Resides in 
East Sullivan, N. H. 
Children: 

1. Ethelyn Viola^" Guillow, b. Jan. 18, 1903. 

2. Maurice Lester, b. June 16, 1905. 

3. Agnes Zaidee, b. June 29, 1907. 

4. Irene Estelle, b. Aug. 7, 1909. 

5. Ruby Arlene, b. Nov. 20, 1915. 

6. Doris Hattie, b. Aug. 19, 1917. 
ii. Jessie Maud, b. Aug. 27, 1885. 

iii. Alice Dora, b. Dec. 23, 1886; m. Jan. 2, 1909, Samuel Darius 
Elias, son of Elias Bemis and Ellen E. (Greene) Smith, of 
Hancock, N. H., where he was b. Aug. 30, 1884. Resided in 
Sullivan, N. H. 
iv. Florence Augusta, b. in Keene, N. H., Nov. 23, 1888; m. 
Apr. 6, 1913, William Henry Frazier. 
Child: 

Irving Bridge'" Frazier, b. Aug. 27, 1916. 
V. Clarence Frank, b. in Sullivan, Feb. 5, 1897; m. Nov. 24, 
1921, DoRRis LuLA, dau. of Daniel and Lula Hill, b. Oct. 9, 
1899. 
ChUd: 

Jane Ann'" Bridge, b. Apr. 23, 1922. 
vi. Ernest Harold, b. in Nelson, N.H., Dec. 31, 1906. 



NINTH GENERATION 

82. EDWIN AMOS« BRIDGE {56. William^ Amos\ George^ 
Thomas^, Joseph^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born Feb. 29, 1840, 
in Lenox, N. Y.; died Oct. 14, 1911, aged 72 years; married about 
1860, Caroline C, daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Miller) 
Cooper, born in Lenox, in 1841; (II), Mrs. Marinda Sayles 
Gregg, who died May 6, 1910. 

Edwin Amos Bridge formed a co-partnership with his son-in-law, 
Mr. John Souter, of Canastota, N. Y., under the firm name of 
"Bridge, Souter & Company." Their business was very extensive 
in the buying and shipping of hay, onions, etc., and later took the 
sale of farm implements, harness and various forms of farm 
machinery. The firm at present has probably the largest onion 
business in the United States. IVIr. Bridge was a very popular 
and far-sighted man, of great enterprise and business success. 

Children: 

i. Cora M.^" BRrooE, b. in Lenox Furnace, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1863. 
Res. Canastota. Unm. 

Miss Cora M. Bridge had much experience as a teacher and 
also in assistant hospital work; is a fine bookkeeper, and has 
been the very faithful secretary of the annual conventions of the 
Central New York Bridge families for several years. She was 
the first to come to my assistance in discovering and recording 
the descendants of George Bridge, the "missing link" between 
the New England section of the descendants of John Bridge, 
the Puritan, and the Central New York Bridge family. Her 
assistance in collecting material for this Genealogy is inestim- 
ably great. 
ii. William Ransom, b. March, 1865; d. Aug. 29, 1865. 
iii. Martha Dietta, b. in Clockville, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1867; m. 
Jan. 13, 1886, in Oneida, John Whitney Souter, of Canastota, 
b. m Sullivan, N. Y, Dec. 13, 1865. Res. Canastota. 

Mr. John Whitney Souter entered into co-partnership with 
his father-in-law in the sale of machinery, hay, and onions, 
and has a very successful business. He spends his winters in 
Florida and also has a delightful bungalow, which he occupies 
in the summer in the Adirondacks. He greatly enjoys fishing 
and hunting, and is a very enthusiastic golf player. He is 
socially very popular and is prominent in all Masonic circles. 
Without his efficient efforts, the grave of George Bridge, 
ancestor of the Central New York Bridge families, might 
not have been discovered, and the photograph of the tomb- 
stone been made possible for this Genealogy. 




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Child: 

Myrtle" Souter, b. in Lenox, Dec. 11, 1887; m. Dec. 
8, 1908, Harold Frederick, son of Richard Bruno 
and Mary (Petty) Hamel, h. June 29, 1884, in Bellport, 
Long Island, N. Y. Res. Canastota. He is in the 
wholesale produce business with the firm of Bridge, 
Souter & Co., Inc., Canastota, N. Y., being its vice- 
president. 
Children : 

1. Dorothy Eloise'* Hamel, b. in Canastota, July 
27, 1909. 

2. John Richard, b. in Lockport, N. Y., Dec. 15, 
1910. 

3. Harold Robert, b. Oct. 23, 1919, in Canastota. 
iv. Mary Cathren, b. in Lenox, Apr. 7, 1869; m. Nov. 7, 1895, in 

Canastota, N. Y., Percy Eldred, son of Warrior Henry and 
Almira (Petrie) Clock, b. in Oneida, Nov. 29, 1870. He is a 
taxidermist. Belongs to the Order of Elks. Res. South Peter- 
boro Street, Canastota. 
Child: 

Grace Lonelle" Clock, b. May 24, 1898, in Oneida. 

A teacher. Res. Canastota. 

V. Jennie Frances, b. in Lenox, Mar. 9, 1870; m. in Canastota, 

Mar. 30, 1887, Charles Adelbert, son of Jonathan Goff, of 

Siloam, N. Y., where he was b. Mar. 20, 1865. Res. Sherrill, 

N. Y. 

Children born in Lenox, N. Y., except the second: 

1. Carrie" Goff, b. May 24, 1888; m. June 23, 1921, 
Frank Robinson. Res. Oneida. 

2. Maud Marilla, b. May 10, 1890, in Clockville; ni. 
June 28, 1920, in Sherrill, N. Y., Stanley Albert 
Stewart, son of Maximillian and Agnes (Sinclair) 
Kalb, b. Jan. 15, 1890, in West Norwood, England. 
He served in the World War from Apr. 4, 1918 to June 
7, 1919. Served overseas from June 7, 1918 to June 7, 
1919. Was in the 78th Division, Company B, 309th 
Infantry. Res. 104 Seneca Avenue, Oneida Castle, 
N. Y. 

3. Charles Edwin, b. May 29, 1892; m. in Oxford, N. Y., 
Nov. 20, 1911, Mary Tansey. Res. Sherrill, N. Y. 
Children: 

1. Frances Marie*^ Goff, b. in Cincinnatus, N. Y., 
Dec. 21, 1912. 

2. Paul, b. in New Berlin, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1914. 

83. WILLIAM LEWIS' BRIDGE (57. Orange\ Amos', 
George^, Thomas^, Joseph^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born 
Sept. 17, 1844, near Merrillsville, N. Y.; died Sept. 20, 1911, in 
Lincoln, N. Y. ; married Nov. 10, 1869, in Vernon, N. Y., Florene, 



194 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

daughter of Didrick Rufus and Helen (Ratnour) Nichols, born 
Feb. 22, 1851, in Perryville, N. Y. His widow resides in Clockville, 

N. Y. 

William Lewis Bridge spent most of his boyhood and youth 
in the little settlement of Lenox Furnace. He received his education 
at the district school and at the seminary in Whitestown, N. Y. 

He enlisted in the Civil War about September, 1864, and served 
until the end, in Company I, First New York Mounted Riders. 
Never wounded, but was in a hospital a large part of his service, 
and afterwards lost an eye as a result of his sickness. 

Returning, he went into partnership with his father in the 
mill until 1869, when they exchanged the mill property for a farm. 
He was an esteemed citizen and filled many positions of trust. 
Was Assessor, many times chosen as Juror in County Court case, 
also chosen as guardian of property for minors, all of which duties 
he discharged with the approbation of those concerned. 

Children : 

104. i. Milton JayI" Bridge, b. Nov. 14, 1872. 

ii. Clifford Nichols, b. Aug. 2, 1877, in Clockville; d. Aug. 2, 
1880, in Lincoln. 

105. iii. Louis Armour, b. Aug. 20, 1882. 

84. SELDEN DAY^ BRIDGE (58. Amos, Jr.\ Amos\ 
George^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Mattheu^, John}), born 
Dec. 2, 1856, in Stockbridge; married in Stockbridge, Jan. 25, 1882, 
ZoE J., daughter of Charles G. and Mary J. (Davidson) Lyman, 
born Feb. 3, 1859, in Stockbridge. Res. Oneida, R. D. 2, New York. 

Selden Day Bridge has been a man of prominence in the city of 
Oneida, serving as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the 
Cochran-Memorial Presbyterian Church, of which he has been a 
member for thirty -five years; also, the -trusted treasurer of his 
church for many years. He is a staunch Republican in politics, 
serving on the Board of Public Works of the city of Oneida for 
four years; was the Postmaster at Oneida Castle for four years, 
and kept a store there of general merchandise most of the time. 
Without his very efl&cient aid, the Editor of this Genealogy 
could not have given even a fair presentation of the Central 
New York line. 

Child: 

106. i. Jay Lym-^nio Bridge, b. Oct. 28, 1882. 

85. CHARLES MARSDEN^ BRIDGE (63. James H.\ 
Ephraim'', George^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Mattheic^, Matthew-, John}), 
born June 27, 1842, in Canton, N. Y.; died in Elkhart, Ind., 
Feb. 19, 1906; m. in Waterville, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1868, Sarah 



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Adelia, daughter of Thomas R. and Sarah A. (Duty) Stevens, 
born in Waterville, Dec. 8, 1845; d. in Elkhart, Sept. 28, 1899. 
He enhsted in the Civil War under Lincoln's first call for volunteers 
for three months' service. Was guard at Washington during that 
early time. He enlisted for the duration of the War in Company 
D, 11th New York Cavalry known as Seatt's Nine Hundred. 
After his honorable discharge, he acted as guard for trains across 
the western frontier. Came to Elkhart County in 1870. Worked 
as a painter for years, also in the Elkhart Paper Mills. Charter 
Member of Elmer Post, G. A. R., at Elkhart. He was an invalid 
for seven years before his death. 
Children : 

i. Sarah A.i" Bridge, b. in Waterville, Aug. 22, 1869; d. Mar. 

9, 1871, in Wakarusa, Ind. 
ii. Carrie Stevens, b. in Elkhart, Feb. 2, 1873; m. in La Junta, 
Colo., Apr. 5, 1913, Eslie Clark, Jr., son of Eslie Clark and 
Caroline (Stevens) Adams, b. in Elkhart, June 30, 1874. 
After graduating from the Fulton High School (New York), 
in 1892, she taught school for twenty-two years. In 1908 
she filed on a quarter section of land in southwestern Kansas, 
residing on it and teaching near it until 1913, when she received 
the patent on it from the United States Government. 

Her husband, Mr. Eslie Clark Adams, Jr., came to Finney 
County, Kansas, in 1886. He attended the Kansas Agricultural 
College; enlisted and served in the 44th United States Volun- 
teers in the Philippines from Sept. 13, 1899 to June 30, 1901. 
Member of Kansas National Guards, twelve years, serving 
as First Lieutenant. He raises live stock. Owns four hundred 
acres of land, two hundred and forty acres of which are leased 
to an oil company for drilling purposes. Is stockholder and 
director of the Farmers Union Elevator Company. No children. 
Res. Madison, Kansas, R.F.D. No. 2. 
iii. Ada, b. in Elkhart, Jan. 14, 1875; m. in Elkhart, Oct. 2, 1902, 
Philip J., son of Reinhold and Matilda (Barr) Mahn, b. in 
Columbia City, Ind., Oct. 6, 1873. He is proprietor of the 
O. K. Barber Company; member of the Odd Fellows; Atherton 
Club, and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart. 
Res. 673 Kilbourne Street, Elkhart. 
ChUd: 

Phyllis Adella" Mahn, b. Dec. 12, 1903, in Goshen, 
Ind. Is a student in the Indiana University, class of 
1926, also a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. 

86. RODNEY DELORANE^ BRIDGE (64. Samuel Love\ 
Jonas', George\ Thomas\ Joseph\ Matthew\ Matthew\ John}), 
born July 21, 1845, in Solsville; died there, Feb. 16, 1901; married 
Dec. 23, 1869, in Solsville, Elizabeth Amelia, daughter of 



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Marsden and Rebecca S. (Bridge) Kershaw, born Feb. 8, 1846, 
in Solsville; died there, Aug. 6, 1878. He was a farmer and resided 
in Solsville. 

Children born in Solsville: 
107. i. Burt L.i" Bridge, b. July 2, 1872. 

ii. Roland Dezelie, b. Mar. 1, 1875; m. Jan. 18, 1899, in Stock- 
bridge, Emma, dau. of Clark and Mary Amelia (Bridge) Stewart, 
b. June 11, 1877, in Stockbridge. No children. A retired 
farmer. Res. Madison, N. Y. 

87. JAMES LER0Y9 BRIDGE (64. Samuel Love^ Jonas', 
George^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew'^, John}), born 
July 17, 1847, in Solsville; died Nov. 22, 1910, in Seattle, Wash.; 
married Aug. 23, 1870, in Berlin, Wis., Frances IVIargaret, 
daughter of Daniel and Jane A. (Davidson) Forbes, of Madrid, 
N. Y., where she was born Sept. 26, 1848. He was a business man, 
engaged at different times in general merchandising and afterwards 
banking in Trinidad, Colorado, where he also held several high 
positions in Masonry, being a member of the Grand Commandery 
at one time. His widow resides at 2729 Tenth Avenue N., Seattle, 
Wash. 

Children born in Berlin, Wis. : 

i. James Leroy^" Bridge, Jr., b. Aug. 9, 1874; m. Sept. 12, 1921. 
Helen, dau. of John A. and Mary (Linn) Criswell, of Seattle. 
Wash., b. June 21, 1885, in Greenville, Tenn. He is engaged 
in the timber and logging business and resides at 2729 Tenth 
Avenue, Seattle, Wash. He graduated from Tillotson College. 
ChUd: 

A son, b. Aug. 8, 1922, in Seattle, Wash, 
ii. Carman Forbes, b. June 27, 1876. Is treasurer of the 
Washington Iron Works of Seattle, Wash. Unm. 

88. JESSE^ BRIDGE (64. Samuel Love\ Jonas\ George\ 
Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born in Solsville, 
Apr. 16, 1857; died Aug. 21, 1921; married near Bouckville, N. Y., 
Mar. 21, 1878, Evelyn Sarah, daughter of Michael and Sarah 
(Clark) Tooke, born June 21, 1856, in Bouckville. She resides 
in Madison, N. Y. 

Jesse Bridge was born on a farm near Solsville, in the town of 
Stockbridge. He attended the Clinton Liberal Institute, (which 
is now Hamilton College), in Clinton, N. Y. His life was spent 
on the farm where he was born. He was a home-loving man, 
thinking and planning for the interest and pleasure of his family. 
A member of Summitt Lodge No. 344, Knights of Pythias, and 
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Children : 

108. i. Horace Jesse*" Bridge, b. Dec. 2, 1878. 

ii. LiLA, b. May 9, 1880, in Stockbridge; m. near Solsville, Jan. 
29, 1913, N. Prince Spooner, son of Benjamin and L. Spooner. 
Res, Madison, N. Y. 
iii. Lewis Lamotte, b. Oct. 15, 1885, in Stockbridge; m. in Utica, 
Nov. 27, 1912, Florence Ethel, dau. of Mark A. and Lillian 
Bayliss Dunn, b. near Solsville, Mar. 9, 1884. No children. 
Res. Madison, N. Y. 

89. SEYMOUR DEVILLE^ BRIDGE (66. William, Jr.\ 
William'', George^, Thomas'^, Joseph'^, Matthew^, Matthetc^, John}), 
born Oct. 9, 1852, in Stockbridge; married Nov. 6, 1875, in Stock- 
bridge, Salina R., daughter of Robert Burr, born Aug. 12, 1855 
in Stockbridge; died May 31, 1892, in Stockbridge. Was a farmer; 
now a merchant in Tampa, Fla. Res. Tampa, Fla. 

Children born in Stockbridge: 

i. Frank Burr'" Bridge, b. Jan. 12, 1876. Unm. Res. R. F. D. 
No. 3, Tampa, Fla. 

ii. William, b. Sept. 13, 1878; d. Dec. 7, 1918, in Paris, France, 
of wounds received in the war. Captain William Bridge 
enlisted May 6, 1917; made a Sergeant, Oct. 19, 1917. Instructor 
Military College, New York City, 1917, and overseas with 
the Fifth Service Company of the Fourth Signal Corps; 
promoted to Captain, 1918. 

iii. Robert Henry, b. Aug. 17, 1881; d. Nov. 10, 1918, in 
El Paso, Tex.; m. in 1902, in Stockbridge, Ruby Gardner. 

iv. Seymour Lynn, b. Sept. 15, 1884; m. in Pittsburgh, Pa., 
Malter Ena, dau. of James and Mary (Bradford) Duncan, 
b. Nov. 9, 1885, in Pittsburgh. A Mason. Member of Milnar 
Lodge, No. 287, Pittsburgh, Pa. A stockbroker. No children. 
Res. 556 Dunfermline Street, Pittsburgh. 

v. CoREiNA, b. Mar. 3, 1887; d. Dec. 10, 1910, in Stockbridge. 

90. WILBER WINFIELD^ BRIDGE, D.D.S. (69. George 
Whitfield^, Joseph', Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph, Matthew^, Matthew^, 
John}), born Feb. 8, 1852, in Rockville, Conn.; died Jan. 15, 1900, 
in Providence, R. I. ; married June 14, 1876, Evangeline St. Clair 
Watson, born Mar. 1, 1858, in Philadelphia. He graduated from 
the Philadelphia Dental College, class of 1874. Res. 49 Portland 
Street, Providence, R. I. 

Child: 

109. i. WiLBER WiNFiELDi" Bridge, Jr., b. Oct. 31, 1879. 

91. MELVILLE WELLS^ BRIDGE (70. Jonathan Davis\ 
Isaac Crossef, Joseph^, Thomas\ Joseph*, Matthew^, Mattheio^, 



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John}), born in Feeding Hills Parish, West Springfield, Mass., 
Apr. 26, 1834; died Dec. 7, 1911, aged 78 years; married (I), Apr. 
26, 1857, in Springfield, Anna Viola, daughter of John and Roxana 
Hall Wheeler of Williamsville, Vt., born in Chesterfield, N. H., 
Nov. 11, 1838; died in Springfield, Mass., July 30, 1890; (II), in 
Springfield, Oct. 4, 1893, Olivet B. (Fuller) Frost, daughter 
of Henry and Mary Fuller of Ludlow, Mass., born May 1, 1835, 
in Ludlow; died Sept. 16, 1905, in Springfield, aged 70 years. 

Melville Wells Bridge, or (as he was always called) M. Wells 
Bridge, had been in poor health for six years prior to his death, 
having suffered a paralytic shock in January, 1906, in his office 
as County Treasurer in the Court House, Springfield. He had 
served for more than forty years in the Registry of Deeds office 
and the County Treasurer's Office. 

He began his early labors as an accountant in a large clothing 
store in Boston. Throughout his long public service, he was 
regarded as an official of the highest integrity, a painstaking 
workman, taking little or no active interest in politics, but method- 
ical and thorough and strictly accurate in his work. Mr. Bridge 
was for many years a trustee and steward in two Methodist 
Churches of Springfield, and was prominent in Masonic circles 
as a Knight Templar. 

He was drafted into the service during the Civil War, but 
feeling that his widowed mother, absolutely dependent upon him, 
needed his help and care, and being given the privilege of sending 
a substitute, paid eight hundred dollars in cash for the same, a 
young man taking his place. 

Mr. Bridge's first wife was a woman of remarkable social and 
executive abilities, a leader in women's benevolent organizations 
in Springfield, but a most capable housewife. His second wife was 
a widow. She had no children. 

Children : 

i. Addie Anna'" Bridge, b. in Springfield, Mass., July 17, 1860, 

dying the same day. 
ii. Hattie Wheeler, b. in Springfield, July 8, 1861; d. in Spring- 
field, Dec. 30, 1862. 
iii. Olive Anna, b. in Springfield, Oct. 26, 1863; m. (I), in Spring- 
field, Oct. 19, 1887, Jason Wilbur, son of Jason and Sarah J. 
(Lester) Hale, b. Mar. 16, 1861, in East Hartford, Conn.; d. 
Aug. 16, 1900, in Hartford; (II), Feb. 20, 1913, in East Hartford, 
Edward E., son of Walter and Julia (Burnham) King, b. in 
East Hartford, Sept. 5, 1862. 

Mr. Edward E. King is a man of special distinction in the 
community where he lives, being prominent as a business man, 
a banker, a Knight Templar, a Legislator, and, at the beginning 
and during the European War, was the leading executive of 



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his town in the outfitting of a large number of sohliers, which 
East Hartford sent across the sea. Business: Banker. Res. 
East Hartford, Conn. 
Child: 

Olive Jeanette^i Hale, b. Oct. 19, 1888, in East 
Hartford; d. Mar. 11, 1919, in East Hartford. All of 
her life was spent in East Hartford. She attended the 
grammar schools and the high school there. A most 
lovely home-keeping woman. 
110. iv. Lucius Ladd, b. Dec. 8, 1869. 

V. Lizzie Wheeler, b. Nov. 20, 1873, in Springfield; d. July 24, 
1882, in Springfield. 

92. WATSON WILBERFORCE^ BRIDGE (70. Jonathan 
Davis^, Isaac Crossef, Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph'^, Matthew^, 
Matthew'^, John^), born Sept. 27, 1836, in Colerain, Mass.; died 
Sept. 6, 1884, in New Haven, Conn.; married (I), Jan. 1, 1861, 
in Southboro, Mass., Harriet Anne, daughter of Lowell and 
Harriet Newell (Williams) Brigham, born Sept. 2, 1837; died 
Sept. 23, 1874, in Boston; (U), Nov. 9, 1875, Alla Amelia, 
daughter of Charles M. and Mary Elizabeth (Cole) Randall. 
They were married in Hudson, Mass., by his brother. She was 
born Feb. 6, 1852; died in Boston, Nov. 28, 1880. 

Captain Bridge received an excellent education in the city 
schools of Boston and at the Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraliam, 
Mass. He became a popular singer, was remarkably gifted as 
an elocutionist and, but for the Civil War, would have won dis- 
tinction as a Shakespearean actor. Following the example of 
two of his father's brothers, lie traveled extensively, visiting 
South America, Africa, India, Australia, Great Britain, etc. 

Becoming an expert bookkeeper, he was for several years 
in the wares department of the Boston Custom House. At the 
opening of the Civil War he was one of the first volunteers, as a 
private, to enlist in the Thirty-Seventh Massachusetts Infantry; 
became a Sergeant, and was mustered in Sept. 2, 1862. Was 
discharged and became Captain in the Fifty -Fourth Massachusetts 
Volunteers, which regiment was raised by him as directly appointed 
to the work by Governor Andrew of Massachusetts, the Fifty- 
Fourth being the first regiment of colored troops enlisted, and he 
was for some time acting Major; was at the battle of Olustee, 
Florida, and at Fort Sumter, where his regiment did loyal duty. 
It was a Sergeant of Mr. Bridge's Company, a brave negro young 
fellow, who carried the flag of the regiment, and whose expression, 
"The old Flag never touched the ground," has made him eminent 
for all time. 

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stitution. He returned to his business as bookkeeper and account- 
ant in New Haven, Conn., and was stricken with pneumonia, 
dying suddenly at the Tontine Hotel, Sept. 6, 1884. He was 
buried beside his father in "The Dell," at Wilbraham, Mass. 
Children; 

i. Mattie Abigail'" Bridge, b. Dec. 16, 1861, in Springfield; 
m. Oct. 20, 1881, Burton Edward Dibble, of Springfield, 
b. Oct. 6, 1861, in Westfield, Mass. He was for many years a 
traveling salesman of a very large wholesale drug and medicine 
establishment in Boston. Res. Harvard Street, Springfield. 
Children: 

1. Burton Avery" Dibble, b. Mar. 23, 1888; d. Apr. 30, 
1888. 

2. Wallace Edwin, b. Aug. 27, 1889, in Springfield; m. 
Oct. 27, 1914, in Hempstead, L. I., Edith Fitzgerald. 
Children : 

1. Frank Burton'^ Dibble, b. July 29, 1915. 

2. Eleanor, b. Feb. 22, 1917. 

3. NoRRis E., b. Feb. 1, 1920. 

4. Lina Abigail, b. Nov. 5, 1922. 

3. Ralph Brigham, b. June 24, 1894, in Springfield; m. 
Feb. 21, 1920; IVIarjorie Waterman, of Brattleboro, 
Vt. 

Children : 

1. Richard Waterman" Dibble, b. Apr. 14, 1921, 
in Boston. 

2. Polly Brigham, b. June 15, 1922, in Brattleboro, 
Vt. 

4. Robert Smith, b. Dec. 29, 1900. 

ii. Watson Burbank, b. in Maiden, Mass., Sept. 11, 1869; d. 

Feb. 19, 1873, in Maiden. 
iii. Lowell Brigham, b. July 4, 1874, in Boston; d. Oct. 14, 1874, 

in Wilbraham, Mass, 

93. REV. Wn^LIAM DAWSON^ BRIDGE (70. Jonathan 
Davis^, Isaac Crossef, Joseph,'^ Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, 
Mattheiv"^, John^), born Feb. 23, 1840, in Duxbury, Mass.; married 
Nov. 26, 1863, Mary Susan Sanford, daughter of Phihp and 
Susan (Bassett) Holway, born in Lowell, Mass., June 30, 1841. 

Rev. William D. Bridge was the son of the parsonage. He 
received his education in the schools of Boston, and in the Wesleyan 
Academy, Wilbraham, Mass., and graduated at the Wesleyan 
University, Middletown, Conn., in 1861. He became a member 
of the New England Conference of the JMethodist Episcopal 
Church in 1863, and for over twenty years filled various appoint- 
ments, his last being in Boston. For nine consecutive years he 
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Methodist Episcopal Church, visiting with him nearly all sections 
of this country. 

In 1853, when but a lad, he became enamored with phonographic 
shorthand, teaching the art privately and by extensive corres- 
pondence for many years. In 1887, it was his great privilege to 
be the American representative of shorthand reporters (out of 
seven appointees) to be present during the First International 
Shorthand Congress, in London, England, in which he was an 
active participant, and formed many delightful acquaintances 
with delegations from all parts of Europe. Since 1905, Mr. Bridge 
has been the librarian-historian of the National Shorthand 
Reporters' Association, having extensive correspondence with the 
reporters of Switzerland, France, Germany, England, Scotland, etc. 

Through the illness of his wife, Mr. Bridge resigned active 
pastor work in the ministry. He taught one year in Temple 
College, Philadelphia, and then removed to Orange, N. J. For 
seven years he conducted a private shorthand school in the 
Methodist Book Concern building. New York, but, in 1915, 
began literary labors in his own home. For thirty years (beginning 
1880), Mr. Bridge was instructor at the great Chautauqua Assem- 
bly, Chautauqua, N. Y. Mr. Bridge has been an ardent Free 
Mason for sixty-three years and is Associate Chaplain of Orange 
Chapter, Number 23, in his home city. Orange, N. J. 

Mrs. Bridge has been a most efficient helper of her husband in 
his ministerial work, coming of good, old Puritan stock in South- 
eastern Massachusetts; her father originally a Quaker but becom- 
ing a strong Methodist; her mother a marvellously acceptable lay 
worker, and also a treasurer and collector for over fifty years in 
connection with the Nickerson Home for Children in Boston; the 
oldest brother, Mr. Merrill S. Hoi way, being the treasurer of the 
City of Chelsea, Mass.; the second brother. Rev. Dr. Wesley O. 
Holway, a graduate of Harvard, a chaplain in the United States 
Navy for thirty or more years and at his death the senior chaplain ; 
the third brother. Rev. Raymond F. Holway, also a graduate of 
Harvard, and a pastor for over forty years in prominent Methodist 
churches in Massachusetts, and now retired. The sixtieth wedding 
anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bridge came on Nov. 26, 1923. 

Child: 

Florence Merlinai" Bridge, b. in Rockport, Mass., Oct. 1, 
1869. Res. 209 Snyder Street, Orange. Unm. 

94. OLIN BURRITT^ BRIDGE (73. John Wesley\ Isaac 
Crossef, Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph'*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), 
born Sept. 15, 1845, in Southbridge, Mass.; died Feb. 18, 1900, 
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daughter of Simeon Groves and Mary Augusta (Kelliher) Hap- 
worth, of Mariaville, Me., born there, Oct. 27, 1847; died Jan. 9, 
1871; (II), Sept. 18, 1873, Adaline Amanda, daughter of William 
and Adaline Amanda (Bond) Johnson, of Brewer, Me., born Aug. 3, 
1854. He was well known and greatly appreciated as a hotel 
proprietor for many years. He was a Corporal in Captain H. H. 
Darrey's Company A, 10th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, 
enrolled June 24, 1862. Served three years. Discharged on 
June 21, 1865, at Washington, D. C. The widow resides at 588 
North Main Street, Brewer, Me., care of Mrs. Ada Morse. 
Children : 

i. Frances Evai" Bridge, b. Mar. 17, 1869; m. in Chicago, III., 
Sept. 27, 1899, Jesse Warren, son of Warren Clayton Dart, 
b. in Annawan, 111., Mar. 22, 1870. He is an extensive land- 
owner, having over one thousand acres of good corn and beet 
farm land, worth over three hundred dollars an acre. He was 
supervisor, for six years, from the fifth district, in which the 
City of Bloomfield, Nebraska, is located, and during that time 
stood alone to unfathom a plot of grafting in building county 
bridges that stirred up the people to the truth of what was 
being done. He is also a member of the School Board. Has 
held several offices in the Commercial Club of Bloomfield. 
Since he left Chicago, in 1899, he has built up and inspired 
about fourteen difiFerent farms. He is in the direct descent 
from John Dart, who came to New England from Dartmouth, 
England, and settled in New London, Conn. He is in the 
seventh generation, being the son of Warren Clayton Dart. 
Res. Bloomfield, Neb. Child: 

Helen Frances" Dart, b. Oct. 16, 1908, in Bloomfield, 

Neb. 

ii. Harry Durham, b. Nov. 4, 1877. Mr. Bridge, moved by 

the "love of the soil," went to Montana and homesteaded a 

most delightful ranch, and devotes himself to livestock raising. 

iii. Gertrude Alina, b. in Oldtown, Me., Nov. 8, 1879; d. there, 

Sept. 16, 1880. 

95. GIFFORD MONROE^ BRIDGE (73. John Wesley\ 
Isaac Crossed, Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew"^, 
John^), born in Holland, Mass., Oct. 6, 1847; died Mar. 10, 1910; 
married (I), Feb. 14, 1869, Eunice Augusta, daughter of Arnold 
and Eunice Taft, of Blackstone, Mass., born November, 1847; 
died January, 1872; (II), Mar. 31, 1883, Esther Adeline, daughter 
of Robert and Phoebe Ann (Wilber) Burdick, in Putnam, Conn., 
born Nov. 26, 1865. 

Children : 

i. Anna M.io Bridge, b. Feb. 12, 1884; d. Nov. 5, 1889, in 
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ii. Esther May, b. Apr. 2, 1886; m. June 25, 1904, Frank A. 
Shaw, in Bridgeton, R. I. 
Children : 

1. WiNNiFRED Evelyn" Shaw, b. Oct. 25, 1907. 

2. WiNNiFRED E., b. July 17, 1909. 

3. Frank Arthur, b. Mar. 27, 1911. 

iii. Phoebe Elizabeth, b. June 1, 1887; m. Sept. 3, 1905, in 
Bridgeton, George Whitford Stephenson. 
Children: 

1. Esther Elizabeth" Stephenson, b. Feb. 4, 1906. 

2. Whitford Wesley, b. May. 3, 1909. 

3. Thomas Henry, b. Nov. 9, 1913. 

4. GiFFORD Bridge, b. Oct. 15, 1915. 

iv. Charles Gifford, b. June 15, 1889; d. July 28, 1891, in 
Woodstock, Conn. 
111. V. Joseph Alonzo, b. Apr. 13, 1893. 

96. HENRY JOSEPH MONROE^ BRIDGE (73. John 
Wesley^, Isaac Crossed, Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph'^, Matthew^, 
Matthew"^, John}), born Dec. 30, 1849, in Cambridge, Mass.; 
died in San iVngelo; married Dec. 15, 1878, Caroline Josephine, 
daughter of William and Theresa (Young) Lehne, of Germany, 
born Feb. 12, 1862, in Frederickburg, Texas. After the Civil War 
he moved to Texas, where he married and where he died. 

Children : 

i. Henry LehneI" Bridge, b. Sept. 25, 1879, in Fort McKavett, 
Texas; m. June 5, 1904, Eliza May, dau. of John Ross and 
Josie (Hall) Word, b. Aug. 31, 1887, in Greenville, Texas. 
He is a ranchman and resides in Del Rio, Texas, Val Verde 
County, Postoffice Box 905. 

Children born in Sonora, Texas: 

1. Joseph Ross^^ Bridge, b. Feb. 1, 1905. 

2. Henry Lehne, Jr., b. May 17, 1911. 

ii. George Wesley, b. Nov. 5, 1881, in Fort McKavett; d. 

Dec. 19, 1901, in Aha Mine. Texas, 
iii. Leona Evelyn, b. June 4, 1884, in San Angelo; m. in 1905, 

in Sonora, Samuel Green. 
iv. Therese Elizabeth, b. Aug. 1, 1887, in San Angelo, Texas; 

m. June 30, 1922, in Sonora, Dock A. Friend. Res. Sonora. 
V, Joseph Henry Marion, b. Aug. 21, 1891, in San Angelo; m. 

May 6, 1909, in Sonora, June Paine Tooke. Res. Del Rio. 
vi. Ruby Iona, b. Jan. 23, 1895, in San Angelo; m. June 9, 1913, 

in Sonora, Marion Matthis Stokes. Res. Sonora, Texas. 

97. JOHN WESLEY^ BRIDGE, JR., (73. John Wesley\ 
Isaac Crossef, Joseph^, Thomas^ Joseph^ Matthew^, Matthew^, 
John^), born June 26, 1854, in St. Johnsbury, Vt.; married May 17, 



204 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

1881, Beatrice Leola, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and 
Lauretta Hartwell (Huntley) Gage, of St. Johnsbury, born Jan. 
13, 1856; died Apr. 28, 1914. Res. 70 JNIilton Street, LawTence, 
Mass. 

John Wesley Bridge, Jr., for many years residing in Methuen, 
Mass., but latterly in Lawrence, is a man of unusual capabilities 
in mechanical lines; first as a master carpenter, but for many 
years head of all the electrical works in one of the largest textile 
mills in his home city. The various lines of electrical development 
are intimately known to him, and are recognized widely in that 
city. He is a prominent member of one of the churches, and 
having a family of six daughters and two sons, all gifted singers 
and musicians, he has had constant occasion to exercise their gifts 
and usefulness in various religious and secular concerts. A gifted 
family of old-style New England religious character. 
Children born in Lawrence: 

i. BENJAiHN Habtwell" Bridge, b. Apr. 26, 1882; d. Jan. 9, 
1885, in Lawrence. 

On the day of the unveiling of the statue of John Bridge, 
in Cambridge, in 1882, the yoimgest descendant of John Bridge, 
there present, was the child of John Wesley Bridge, Jr., of 
Lawrence, Mass. The presence of the child was so pleasing 
to the donor of the statue, that he bought, had suitably engraved 
and shortly after presented a beautiful cup to the little child, 
the inscription upon it being as foUows: 

Samuel J. Bridge 

TO 

Benjaahn Harttv'ell Bridge 

Born April 26, 1882, 

The youngest attendant in the ninth generation. 

At the unveiling of the statue of his ancestor, 

John Bridge, November 28, 1882. 

ii. Alice Genevieve, b. Sept. 17, 1883; d. Mar. 30, 1885, in 
Lawrence. 

iii. Orris Mabee, b. Apr. 18, 1885; m. in Methuen, Mass., Sept. 
14, 1912, Harry Trenholme, son of John Hamilton and 
Mary Ann (Garby) Chambers, b. in St. Croix, Hants County, 
Nova Scotia, Apr. 2, 1878. Res. Holbrook, Mass. 
Children: 

1. John Trenholme" Chambers, b. in Lawrence, June 12, 
1913. 

2. Eva M,\bel, b. in Methuen, Dec. 28, 1915. 

3. Alice Genevieve, b. in Winthrop, Dec. 6, 1921. 
112. iv. John Wesley, 3d, b. Jan. 12, 1887. 

v. Harriet Isabella, b. Sept. 23, 1888; m. Dec. 25, 1919, 
Cl.vrence Orville, son of Gilman Oroscoe and Mabel May 




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(Hallett) Burrill, b. Aug. 13, 189G, in Winthrop. His business, 
caretaker and gardener. Res. 118 Salem Street, Wakefield, 
Mass. 
Child: 

Clarence Orville" Burrill, Jr., b. June 25, 1923, 
in Wakefield, Mass. 

113. vi. Edward Melville, b. June 26, 1890. 

vii. Helen Viola, b. in Lawrence, May 25, 1892; m. in Methuen, 
Aug. 31, 1914, Lyle Raymond, son of Gilbert E. and Carrie L. 
(Robie) Heath, b. Feb. 10, 1892, in Hill, N. H. Business: 
agriculturist. Res, Laconia, N. H., R. F. D. No. 2. 
Children: 

1. Helen Eva" Heath, b. in Methuen, June 29, 1915. 

2. Irving Stanley, b. in Belmont, N. H., June 7, 1918. 
viii. Ruth Elizabeth, b. in Lawrence, June 21, 1893; d. Jan. 31, 

1920, in Lawrence, Mass.; m. Sept. 30, 1917, in Methuen, 

Robert Clifford Tassie. 
ChUd: 

June Lillian" Tassie, b. in Worthington, Mass., 
June 8, 1918; d. Jan. 8, 1920, in Wilmington, Mass. 

IX. Susan Louisa, b. in Lawrence, Feb. 5, 1895. [See Addenda.] 

X. Elbert Henry, b. in Methuen, June 9, 1896; d. Apr. 15, 1898. 
xi. Beatrice Leola, b. Feb. 5, 1898, in Methuen; m. Nov. 24, 

1920, in Lawrence, Robert Clifford Tassie, his second wife. 
He is overseer of Mountain Lake Park. Res. Mountain Lake 
Park, Md. 
Child: 

Robert Burnes" Tassie, 3d, b. Nov. 15, 1921, in 

Plainfield, Vt. 

98. CHARLES WATSON^ BRIDGE (73. John Wesley\ 
Isaac Crossef, Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew^, 
John}), born Nov. 15, 1856, in North Concord, Vt.; died Sept. 26, 
1922, in the Odd Fellows Home, Worcester, Mass.; married 
Nov. 21, 1877, in Lawrence, Georgie Emma, daughter of George 
Harris and Mary Emma (Daniels) Churchill, born Aug. 19, 1851, 
in Lawrence, Mass. 

Charles Watson Bridge was a trained and skilled mechanic, and, 
during many years of toil, was a foreman in a large shoe factory. 
A disease, facial in its character, compelled him to cease labor 
and undergo several serious surgical operations in the Massachu- 
setts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. His home, for some time, 
had been at the Odd Fellows Home, Worcester, Mass., which is 
the address of the widow. 

Children : 

114. i. William Dawson" Bridge, b. Nov. 26, 1878. 

ii. Ethel May, b. Feb. 10, 1883, m Fall River, Mass.; m. Sept. 



206 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

26, 1908, in Dover, N. H., Willis Frank Eaton. Res. 946 
Main Street, HaverhUl, Mass. 
Children: 

1. Muriel Frances" Eaton, b. July 25, 1912; d. Aug. 3, 
1912. 

2. Bernice Evelyn, b. Oct. 18, 1913. 

3. Shirley Churchill, b. July 7, 1918. 

ill. Carl Churchill, b. Aug. 26, 1891, in Haverhill; d. May 27, 
1917, in Haverhill. He was, untU illness compelled him to 
retire, in the United States MaU Service between Boston and 
Portland. 

99. CHARLES ADAMS« BRIDGE (74. Henry Martyn\ 
Isaac Crossed, Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph, Matthew^, Matthew'^, 
Johv}), born Mar. 22, 1847, in Gloucester, Mass.; died Oct. 29, 
1907, in Brooklyn, N. Y.; married Oct. 25, 1876, in Colebrook, 
N. H., Mary J., daughter of Isaac and Caroline Morenci, of 
Colebrook. His wadow resides in Brooklyn. 

Mr. Bridge, from his very youth, became an ardent compositor 
and printer. He held very good positions, usually being promoted 
to be foreman very soon after he entered any given shop. For 
many years he was in the printing office of The Congregationalist 
in Boston. 

On or about 1884, he dropped the book and job business and 
entered the morning newspaper business, first as a compositor, 
then proof reader, and then to the editorial desks. He worked 
on all the Boston papers, at various times, and nearly all the 
New York papers; and, at one time, became the city editor of the 
Chicago American. His last service was as night editor of the 
Neiv York Herald for many years. 

He was a brilliant "uTiter and was exceedingly popular among 
all who knew him. In 1864-7, he served in the Fifth Regiment of 
the United States Artillerv. 

Child: 

Irving Henry" Bridge, b. Apr. 4, 1878, in Colebrook. Unm. 

100. JONATHAN DAVIS^ BRIDGE (74. Henry Martijn^ 
Isaac Crossef, Joseph^, TJiomas^, Joseph'^, Matthew^, Matthetv^f 
John}), born Aug. 23, 1859, in Warwick, Mass.; married (I)> 
June 2, 1878, Julia, daughter of George Washington Annis, of 
Colebrook. After separation by the Courts, in September, 1884, 
he married (II), Sept. 18, 18S8, in Littleton, N. H., Angie B, 
Watson. 

Following the example of his brothers, Charles Adams and 
Henry Ward Beecher, he became an ardent and capable printer. 
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JOSEPH LINE, NINTH GENERATION i07 

Academy in 1862-3 and learned the printing art at odd hours, 
in the very home where these three youths were nascent com- 
positors. 

Jonathan Davis Bridge started in the printing business at 
eleven years of age and has never had any other employment. 
He bought and sold country newspapers and job offices in various 
parts of New Hampshire until November, 1902, when he took 
charge of the Rumford Printing Company, in Concord, N. H. 
This company is now one of the largest establishments of its kind 
in New England and employs about three hundred fifty people. 
Mr. Bridge is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, including the 
Thirty-Second Degree; is also a member of the Odd Fellows 
Fraternity, and various clubs and societies. Mr. Bridge died sud- 
denly, Nov. 12, 1923. [See Addenda.] 

Child: 

1. Harold Watson'" Bridge, b. in Lancaster, N. H., Jan. 24, 
1891; m. Nov. 27, 1917, in Keene, N. H., Theodora Norris 
Hartshorn. He is associated with his father in the Rumford 
Printing Press as purchasing agent. He is a member of the 
Masonic Order, including the Knights Templar Degree. Res. 
Concord, N. H. 
Child: 

Beverly Hartshorn'^ Bridge, b, in Concord, N. H., 
June 25, 1920. 

101. ROBERT CALDER9 BRIDGE (77. Francis H.\ 
Jonathan,'' Jonathan^, Joseph^, Joseph'*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), 
born Oct. 23, 1857, in Charlestown, Mass.; died Aug. 6, 1921, in 
Marblehead, Mass.; married Sarah Bartlett, of Marblehead. 
He was one of the largest property holders and most prominent 
citizens of Marblehead. He studied law for a short time, but soon 
entered into the control and management of large real estate 
interests in Marblehead, which he had inherited. This was the 
Brown estate. (See Ephraim Brown under No. 34.) Mr. Bridge 
was always active in the town interests as a selectman, etc., and 
in the water and electric light departments. He was a trustee of 
the Marblehead Savings Bank; was a member of several yacht 
clubs; was deeply interested as a member of various Masonic 
Lodges, having reached the Thirty-Second Degree of Masonry. 
His widow resides in Marblehead. 
Children born in Marblehead: 

i. Mary Blanchardio Bridge, b. Mar. 11, 1885; m. Apr. 5, 1911, 
Gilbert Paul, son of Gilbert Haskell and Martha E. (Stimson) 
Brackett, of Marblehead, b. Jan. 11, 1882. He is proprietor 
of Rockmere Hotel. 



208 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children born in Marblehead : 

1. JVIabtha Blanchabd" Bbackett, b. Mar, 10, 1912. 

2. Robert Paul, b. Sept. 19, 1922. 

102. ROSS^ BRIDGE (77. Francis E.^, Jonathan', Jonathan^ 
Joseph^, Joseph\ Mattheut^, Matthew^, John^), born in Boston, 
Oct. 13, 1893; married in Boston, June 25, 1921, Margaret 
Mary White of Boston. 

Children born in Medford: 

i. Mabiei" Bridge, b. Feb. 28, 1922. 
ii. Francis, b. Apr. 12, 1923. 

103. ROY ELLSWORTH^ BRIDGE (79. John Evanda\ 

Lewis', Ezra^, Jeremiah^, Joseph^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), 
born in Gilsum, N. H., May 6, 1877; married June 29, 1904, 
Lena May, daughter of Thomas and Octavia (Ford) Lokey, born 
in Marion, Md., Apr. 4, 1879. 
Children: 

i. Gladys IVIaeI" Bridge, b. in Keene, N. H., Oct. 17, 1908. 
ii. Harold Ellsworth, b. Dec. 29, 1910. 



TENTH GENERATION 

104. MILTON JAYio BRIDGE (83. William Lewis\ Orange\ 
Amos', George^, Thomas^, Joseph^, Matthew^, Mattheii^, John}), 
born Nov. 14, 1872, in Lenox, N. Y.; married Cora, daughter 
of William and Harriet Amanda (Fuller) Douglass, Feb. 26, 1896, 
in Oneida, No children. Res. Canastota, N. Y., R.D. No. 1. 

Milton Jay Bridge is an esteemed citizen. He graduated from 
a business college in Utica, N. Y. He has held positions as a 
bookkeeper, in a large manufacturing establishment, and served 
as an employee in the Canastota Post Office. Failing health 
made it necessary for him to change his occupation and engage 
in outdoor work. He has served his Town as Collector and as a 
member of the School Board. He purchased and is residing in a 
home owned and occupied by his grandfather. Orange Bridge, 
previous to 1860. 

105. LOUIS ARMOURio BRIDGE (83. William Lewis\ 
Orange^, Amos'', George^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew-, 
Johv}), born Aug. 20, 1882, in Lenox; married Oct. 4, 1914, in 
Lincoln, Edith May, daughter of Newton and Amelia Jane 
(Shepard) Kellogg, born Oct. 1, 1886, in Oran, N. Y. Res. 112 
North CoUingwood Avenue, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Louis Armour Bridge received his education in the Oneida 
High School, and the Cazenovia, New York, Seminary, and a 
short agricultural course in the Cornell University. He engaged 
in the grocery business for four years, in manufacturing six 
years, and has recently moved to the "old home farm" known 
as "Breezy Brook Farm," situated in the Town of Lincoln, N. Y. 
Was a member of the Official Board of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church of James Street, Syracuse, N. Y., during his residence 
in Eastwood, N. Y, 
Children : 

i. Robert Louis" Bridge, b. Feb. 26, 1916, in Clockville. 
ii, LiNDSEY Armour, b. May 28, 1919, in Syracuse, N. Y. 
iii. Fay Stuart, b. July 23, 1921, in Syracuse. 

106. JAY LYMAN^o BRIDGE (84. Selden Day\ Amos, Jr.\ 
Amos\ George^, . Thomas^, Joseph\ Matthew^, Matthev^, John^), 
born Oct. 28, 1882, in Oneida; married Oct. 30, 1906, in Oneida 
Castle, Lucille, daughter of Chester H. and Anna (Yeager) 
Martin, born in North Bay, N. Y., June 24, 1882. She graduated 



210 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

from the Oneida High School and from the Teachers' Training 
Class. Before her marriage she taught school and has still kept up 
her teaching and is dearly loved by her pupils. 

Jay Lyman Bridge is a farmer by occupation. He is a staunch 
Republican in politics, being elected trustee in the Oneida Castle 
School District several times. Res. Oneida, R.D. 2, N. Y. 
Children born in Oneida: 

i, Phillis Norma" Bridge, b. June 26, 1908. 
ii. Hilda Jeanette, b. Mar. 15, 1910. 
iii. Wacile Elizabeth, b. June 18, 1914. 

107. BURT L.'" BRIDGE (86. Rodney Delorane\ Samuel 
Love^, Jonas'', George^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Matthew^, 
John}), born in Solsville, N. Y., July 2, 1872; married Apr. 15, 
1903, in Sterling, N. Y., Blanche J.., daughter of A. and Mary 
Curtis, born Nov. 6, 1879, in Sterling. He is engaged in farming 
and resides in Solsville. 

Children born in Solsville: 

i. Curtis Delorane" Bridge, b. Feb. 7, 1904. 
ii. Margaret Louise, b. Jan. 14, 1907. 
iii. Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 27, 1914, 

108. HORACE JESSEi" BRIDGE (88. Jesse\ Samuel 
Love^, Jonas'^, George^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, Mattheid^, 
John^), born in Solsville, Dec. 2, 1878; married in Solsville, Jan. 
12, 1916, Clara Louise, daughter of Elmer Clark and Minnie 
(Burrill) Johnson, born Oct. 29, 1891, in Florence, N. Y. Res. 
Solsville, N. Y. 

Horace Jesse Bridge was a First Lieutenant in the National 
Guard for two years and was then appointed to the Central 
Officers' Training School, Camp Lee, Va. He attended the 
University of Illinois Law School, but on account of sickness 
did not graduate. He is engaged in farming; is a member of 
Summitt Lodge No. 344, Knights of Pythias, a Past Chancellor, 
and a Past Deputy Grand Chancellor, of the Order. Captain 
of Summitt Co., No. 48, U. R. K. P. 

The farm on which Horace Jesse Bridge now lives is the Bridge 
Homestead. Samuel Bridge (his grandfather), then his own father, 
and now his own family, three generations, have been born in 
the same house and attended the same school. 
Children born in Solsville, N. Y. : 

i. Louise Evelyn" Bridge, b. Sept. 14, 1916. 
ii. Jesse Johnson, b. Apr, 11, 1918. 
iii. Beatrice Mildred, b. June 4, 1920. 
iv. Samuel Horace, b. Sept. 16, 1922. 



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109. WILBER WINFIELD'o BRIDGE, JR. (90. Wilher 
Winfield?, George WhitefieW, Joseph^, Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph*, 
Matthew^, Mattheiv^, John^), born Oct. 31, 1879, in Providence, 
R. I.; married Oct. 31, 1907, in Providence, Maybelle Irene, 
daughter of Charles Deltry and Emma Frances (Slade) Fisher, 
b. Feb. 7, 1885, in Providence. He is a department manager 
in the mill supplies. 

He served two years as private in Machine Gun Battery, R. I. 
Militia 1900-1901. Enlisted again as private in First Machine 
Gun Detachment and R. I. State Guard during World War, 
from June 18, 1918, to June 8, 1920, when State Guard was demobil- 
ized. Appointed Corporal Sept. 6, 1918. Enlisted as Corporal 
in First Machine Gun Detachment, First Light Infantry Regiment, 
R. I. Militia, June 8, 1920. Appointed Sergeant, Mar. 2, 1921, 
appointed First Sergeant, Oct. 19, 1921. 

Res. 17 Portland Street, Providence, R. I. Child: 

WiLBER Winfield" Bridge, 3d, b. Oct. 27, 1910, in Providence. 

110. LUCIUS LADD'o BRIDGE (91. Melville Wells', 
Jonathan Davis^, Isaac CrosseW, Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph*. 
Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born in Springfield, Mass., Dec. 8, 
1869; died Feb. 16, 1921, in Bridgeport, Conn.; married Oct. 5, 
1892, Eva Maria, daughter of Charles William and Ellen Marie 
(Cook) Turk, born May 16, 1872, in Springfield. She resides 
at 501 Belmont Avenue, Springfield, Mass. 

Lucius Ladd Bridge was an architect, a master in the designing 
and constructing of many large and important edifices in various 
cities. Among them were the very best theatres in Fitchburg, 
Clinton, Gardner, and North Adams, Mass. He designed and 
built the Hotel Stratfield and also the Security Building in Bridge- 
port; as also the Elmhurst Apartments in Springfield. Architecture 
lost greatly at his decease. 

He enlisted in the army and was at once commissioned a Captain 
in the ordnance department on the last of September, 1917. 
He spent two months with the stevedore troops at Ne^^port 
News, and sailed Dec. 4, 1917, for France on the transport George 
Washington. He saw nineteen months' service overseas with 
the railroad and engineering forces, largely in the construction 
and maintenance of the docks at which our troops were landed 
in France. He returned home July 18, 1919. He died, after a 
brief illness of but four days, in the Bridgeport Hospital, Bridge- 
port, Conn. 

Children : 

i. Richard Wheeler" Bridge, b. May 29, 1899, in Athol, Mass. 
Res. 501 Belmont Avenue, Springfield. 



212 JOHN BRIDGE FAJVHLY IN AJVIERICA 

ii. I^Iabian Turk, b. Aug. 1, 1902, in Philadelphia, 
iv. Roger Alexander, b. Feb. 6, 1910, in Springfield. 

111. JOSEPH ALONZQi" BRIDGE (95. Gifford Monroe\ 
John Wesley^, Isaac Crossetf, Joseph^, Thomas\ Joseph*, Matthew^, 
Matthew^, John}), born Apr. 13, 1893, in Webster, Mass.; married 
June 12, 1913, in Putnam, Conn., Mildred Harriet, daughter of 
George R. and Julia Fillmore (Murray) Wilcox, born July 5, 
1894, in W^est Woodstock, Conn. Res. 1 Louisbourg Place, 
Providence, R. I. 

Children : 

i. George Gifford" Bridge, b. July 21, 1914, in Harrisville, 

Conn. Res. Harrisville. 
ii. Mildred Fillmore, b. Dec. 17, 1916, in Pomfret, Conn. 

112. JOHN WESLEY^o BRIDGE 3d (97. John Wesley, Jr.\ 
John Wesley^, Isaac Crossetf, Joseph^, TJiomas^, Joseph^, Matthew^, 
Matthevy^, John^), born in LawTcnce, Jan. 12, 1887; m. (I), in 
Rochester, N. H., June 29, 1916, Abigail Jane, daughter of 
Albert George and Nellie (Clough) Pitman, who died in Center 
Barnstead, N. H., May 1, 1919; (II), in Lawrence, Apr. 24, 1921, 
Margaret Isabel (Robin), daughter of John Henry and Rebecca 
(SeMon) Dunkley. He is employed in the Tyre Rubber Company, 
Andover, Mass. Res. Andover, Mass. 

Children : 

i. John Wesley" Bridge 4th, by first wife, b. in Rochester, 

N. H., Apr. 22, 1917. 
ii. Herbert Seaton, by second wife, b. June 3, 1922, in Lawrence, 
Mass. 

113. EDWARD I^IELVILLEi° BREDGE (97. John Wesley, 
Jr}, John Wesley^, Isaac Crossetf, Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph*, 
Matthew^, Matthev^, John^), born in Lawrence, June 26, 1890; 
married Sept. 4, 1913, in Lawrence, Caroline Lavinia, daughter 
of John Henry and Mary Ann (Garby) Chambers, born Jan. 13, 
1889, in St. Croix, Hants Co., Nova Scotia. He graduated from 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1913 and is an 
architect in Boston. Res. 118 Salem Street, Wakefield, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Marjorie Leolaii Bridge, b. July 11, 1918, in Newton, Mass. 
ii. Richard Huntley, b. July 25, 1920, in Wakefield, Mass. 

114. WILLIAJVI DAWSON'" BRIDGE (98. Charles Watson\ 
John Wesley^, Isaac CrosseW, Joseph^, Thomas^, Joseph*, Matthew^, 
Matthew'^, John^), (named for the Editor of this Genealogj'), 



JOSEPH LINE, TENTH GENERATION 213 

born Nov. 26, 1878, in Lawrence; married (I) Sept. 7, 1898, 
Alice INIay Abbot, born Apr. 7, 1879; died June 30, 1909, in 
Haverhill; (II), June 8, 1910, in North Hampton, N. H., Goldie 
M., daughter of Charles L. and Bessie E. (Say ball) Barton, born 
Apr. 14, 1887. 

William Dawson Bridge has been for very many years in the 
service of the United States, having charge of the mail trains 
between Boston, Mass., and Portland, Me. He has been deemed 
one of the most capable, faithful, and conscientious employees 
in that department of Uncle Sam's toilers; highly respected by all. 
Res. Portland, Me. 
Children : 

i. Alice Evelyn" Bridge, by first wife, b. June 11, 1909, in 

Haverhill, 
ii. William Dawson, Jr., by second wife, b. Jan. 7, 1916, in 
Dover, N. H. 



JOHN LINE 

FOURTH GENERATION 

10. JOHN^ BRIDGE (5. Matthew\ Matthew^, John^), was the 
third son of Matthew Bridge, Jr. He was born Sept. 1, 1700; died 
Mar. 7, 1776, aged 76 years; married (I), January 4, 1730, Anna, 
daughter of John and Anna (Woodbury) Herrick, of Wenham, 
born June 3, 1710; died Dec. 14, 1730; (H), in 1732, Sarah, 
daughter of Joseph and Mary Tidd of Lexington, born Nov. 19, 
1711; died May 14, 1754; (HI), Oct. 14, 1756, Mrs. Mary 
(Batchelder) Porter, of Woburn, daughter of Josiah and Mary 
(Raymond) Batchelder, and widow, first, of John Kettle, of North 
Beverly, and, secondly, of William Porter, of Woburn, born Nov. 
5, 1701; died Aug. 27, 1778, aged 77 years, without children. John 
Bridge was a prominent citizen of Lexington, holding a large 
number of civic offices of all grades. He served as Selectman in 
1746 and 1756. His will was dated June 16, 1769 and was probated 
June 3, 1776. 

The second marriage of John Bridge united him with one of the 
two other prominent families of Lexington — the Tidd family. 
The originator of this house was John Tidd, who came to Charles- 
town in 1637 and took up his residence in Woburn in 1640, dying 
there, Aug. 3, 1643. In the town records of Charlestown, Woburn 
and Lexington, his name was variously spelled, Tead, Teed and 
Tidd. To build a church of worship, John Tidd and his son 
Joseph, and also Samuel, gave liberally. John Tidd was one of the 
Assessors of the town. John Tidd's son, John, came to Lexington 
and became the ancestor of the large Tidd family of that town. 
The son was born in 1625; married in 1650, Rebecca Wood, of 
Woburn; removed to Cambridge Farms (Lexington) in 1686, and 
devoted himself largely to dealings in real estate in that place, 
though he held large possession in Cambridge in 1683. In 1686, 
he built his first home in Lexington, which property remained in 
the family for at least two hundred years. He died Apr. 12, 1703, 
aged 78 years. His son, Joseph, resided upon the old homestead 
with his wife, Dorothy Stickney, and, like his ancestors, was a 
large landowTier in the four to^Tis of New Braintree, Wobiirn, 
Templeton and Phillipston. His will mentions four sons and two 
daughters. He died in 1772 and his wife in 1790, aged 7S years. 

Children : 
115. i. Annas Bridge, b. Dec. 7, 1730. 

ii. ^LARY, b. Apr. 19. 1733; d. Mar. 22, 1776; m. (I), Apr. 22, 




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1754, Isaac, son of Major Benjamin and Rcliecca (Stone) 
Reed, who was b. July 30, 1727. He d. Dec. 1, 1755; m. (II), 
Mar. 27, 1759, Thaddeus Parker. She was his first wife. 
He was a Selectman in Lexington, 1770-1, 1773-7. He was a 
member of the Lexington Company under Captain I'arker, 
which stood undismayed and held l)ack the British on Lexington 
Green, Apr. 19, 1775. He was also in the Eighth Campaign 
to the Jersey's under Capt. John Bridge in 1777. He d. Feb. 
13, 1789. Thaddeus Parker was one of the delegates chosen 
from Lexington to a convention assembled at Concord for the 
pm-pose of considering the high rate of necessaries of life to the 
ruinous state of the currency and fixing a system of prices. 
The convention met in July, 1775, and fixed a scale of prices 
for goods, ware and merchandise and also for articles of produce 
and the wages of labor. 

Children born in Lexington: 

1. IsAAC^ Reed, b. May 18, 1755; graduated Harvard 
College (A.M.), 1780; d. in Littleton, Mass., Dec. 5, 
1789; m. May 6, 1783, Mahy, dau. of General Isaac 
Gardner, of Brookline, Mass., a man of large service 
in the Revolution, and highly respected. She m. (II), 
William Tuttle and d. Mar. 31, 1809, in Littleton. No 
children recorded. 

2. Child, b. and d. Nov. 13, 1759. 

3. Mahy Parker, b. Sept. 26, 1760; d. June 3, 1787. 

4. Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1762; d. Feb. 2, 1789. 

5. Betty, b. Aug. 28, 1765; d. Aug. 27, 1788. 

6. Thaddeus, b. July 10, 1767; d. Jan. 14, 1789. 

7. JosiAH, b. Sept. 19, 1770; d. unm., Dec. 27, 1840, aged 
70 years. 

8. Child, b. and d. March, 1776. 

iii. Sabah, b. Dec. 21, 1735; m. Apr. 11, 1754, Oliver, son of 
Wmiam and Sarah (Poulter) Reed, of Bedford, Mass., b. 
Mar. 25, 1729-30; d. Sept. 18, 1811, aged 81 years. "Esq. 
Reed," as William was called, was prominent in the town and 
church in Lexington; was Captain in the Militia, and was in 
the French and Indian War in 1755. He was a lineal 
descendant from George Reed, who was b. in England in 1629. 
One sister of Oliver ra. Joseph Bridge (No. 34) ; another sister 
m. Major John Bridge (No. 116). 
Children born in Bedford: 
1. Oliver^ Reed, Jr., b. Dec. 11, 1755; d. Aug. 15, 1837, 

aged SI years; m. (I), May 18, 1786, Betsey, dau. of 

Capt. Moses and Mary (Hill) Abbott, of Bedford, b. 

July 12, 1757. He was a Revolutionary hero, a leading 

citizen of his town and a public spirited man. She d. 

Oct. 22, 1802. He m. (II). Sept. 2, 1810, Mary, dau. 

of Thaddeus and Mary (Moore) Fitch, b. Dec. 29, 1779; 

d. May 31, 1812. 



216 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children born in Bedford: 

1. Nathan Oliver' Reed, b. Feb. 6, 1812; d. Apr. 
27, 1865; m. (I), Dec. 18, 1834, Martha Simonds, 
dau. of David and Olive (Simonds) Fitch, b. May 
29, 1817; d. Mar. 22, 1841; m. (II), Mrs. Nancy 
(Simonds) Fitch, b. Nov. 10, 1843. She was the 
sister of his first wife and widow of Abel Fitch. 
Children : 

1. Martha Fitch* Reed, b. Mar. 2, 1841, in 
Bedford; m. William Thomas of Gladbrook, 
Iowa. 

2. ]VIary Caroline, b. in Bedford, Apr. 6, 1845. 

3. Nathan Henry, b. in Sharon, N. H., May 25, 
1848; m. Clara Parker, of Billerica. 
Children : 

1. Nathan Parker" Reed, b. Dec. 13, 1874. 

2. Mary Bridge, b. June 7, 1877. 

2. Mary Elizabeth (twin to Nathan Oliver), b. 
Feb. 6, 1812; m. Jarvis Mansfield. 

2. Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 1757; m. Jan. 19, 1775, in Lexington, 
Stephen Hartwell, Jr., son of Stephen and Mary 
(Raymond) Hartwell of Bedford, b. Oct. 12, 1749. 
Child: 

Sallie' Hartwell, b. in Bedford, May 5, 1780. 

3. Reuben, b. Dec. 21, 1759; d. Feb. 1, 1815; m. (I), 
Aug. 28, 1782, Sally Barrer of Bedford. No children. 
(II), Mary Wilson of Billerica. She d. July 14, 1843. 
Children born in Bedford: 

1. Lot' Reed, b. Jan. 19, 1792; d. Sept. 24, 1821; m. 
LucEBiA Winship. She d. Feb. 24, 1871, aged 79 
years. Children : 

1. LucEBiA U.* Reed, m. Enos Morgan. 

2. Emily A., m. Charles P., son of Parley and 
Nancy (Wilson) Robbins, Apr. 4, 1839; d. 
Sept. 6, 1876. 

2. Mary, b. Sept. 9, 1793; d. in 1814. 

3. Sally, b. Dec. 3, 1795; d. Mar. 12, 1870, aged 75 
years. 

4. Isaac, b. Feb. 24, 1798. 

5. Jesse, b. Jan. 31, 1800; d. in 1839; m. Oct. 28, 1819, 
Ruth Pool. She d. in 1874. 

Children : 

1. Amanda* Reed, b. May 12, 1820; d. Sept. 15, 
1846. Unm. 

2. Malvina, b. Feb. 5, 1823; d. July 18, 1844. 
Unm. I 

3. Mary, b. and d. young. i 

4. Hiram, b. Feb. 2, 1828; m. July 8, 1886, 
Jennie M. Adams. 



JOHN LINE, FOURTH GENERATION 217 

5. Laura J., b. Mar. 7, 1835; m. Albert 

BUTTRICK. 

6. Louisa, b. Feb. 22, 1802; m. Apr. 27, 1823, 
Elbridge, son of Thompson and Martha (Webber) 
Bacon, of Bedford, b. Aug. 2, 1800; d. Aug. 31, 1848. 
ChUd: 

Maria Louisa* Bacon, b. Apr. 4, 1824; m. 
Mar. 4, 1847, in Chelnasford, Mass., Joel 
Mansfield. 
Children: 

1. Elbridge Bacon Mansfield, b. Nov. 16, 
1847. 

2. Mary Louisa, b. Sept. 10, 1849. 

7. Betsey, b. Aug. 29, 1804; d. May 3, 1808. 

8. Hiram, b. Jan. 31, 1808. 

9. Betsey, b. Jan. 6, 1811; m. (I), Apr. 28, 1835, 
Rodney Clement of Bedford; (II), Nathaniel C, 
son of Thomas and Rebecca (Earle) Cutler, of 
Lexington. He was b. Aug. 21, 1808; d. May 13, 
1874. No children. 

4. Mary«, b. Sept. 12, 1763; d. in Concord, Mass., Oct. 20, 
1819; m. Apr. 30, 1789, Abner, son of Benjamin and 
Hannah (Flagg) Ball, of Concord, where he was b. 
June 8, 1763. No record of any children foimd either 
in Bedford or Concord. 

116. iv. John, b. Dec. 17, 1737. 

117. V. JosiAH, b. Dec. 28, 1739. 

118. vi. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 3, 1741-42. 



FIFTH GENERATION 

115. ANNAS BRIDGE (10. John\ Matthew^ Matthew^, John}), 
born Dec. 7, 1730; baptized Jan. 3, 1730-1; died in Topsfield, 
Apr. 2, 1821, aged 90 years; married Oct. 5, 1749, in Wenham, 
Mass., John, son of John and Elizabeth (Day) Lampson 
(Lamson), of Ipswich, where he was born (baptized) June 11, 1727. 
He died in Topsfield, Mass., Oct. 10, 1797, aged 70 years. John 
Lamson was a "yeoman" of Ipswich and Topsfield. "Advanced 
in age," he made his will. Mar. 11, 1784, and it was probated 
Nov. 6, 1797. His wife Anna to have the use of his west lower 
room, etc., and she informed the Judge that she accepted the will. 
An inventory of his estate showed the following: 
Real E.state — building and 86 acres of land in Topsfield $2150.00 
Salt Marsh in Ipswich 36.00 

His pew in Topsfield Church 16.00 



$2202.00 



Children born in Topsfield: 

119. i. JosiAH^ Lamson, b. July 18, 1750. 

ii. Anna, bapt. in Topsfield, June 14, 1752; m. (Int.) June 30, 1771, 
Samuel Clark, of Topsfield. 

120. iii. Elizabeth, bapt. July 7, 1754. 

121. iv. John, b. Oct. 14, 1756. 

122. V. Abigail, bapt. Sept. 17, 1758. 

vi. EuTH, bapt. Nov. 28, 1762; d. Jan. 18, 1825, unm. 
vii. Sarah, bapt. Aug. 25, 1765; d. Jan. 1, 1791; m. John, 3d 
son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Emerson) Gould, Jan. 8, 1778. 
Child: 

David^ Gould, bapt. Mar. 27, 1791; d. Mar. 4, 1792. 
viii. Lois, bapt. in Topsfield, Aug. 28, 1768; d. June 12, 1835; m. 
Dec. 27, 1791, Isr.\el Rea of Topsfield. 
ix. Eunice, bapt. Apr. 18, 1773; m. Dec. 24, 1801, Joseph Averill, 
of Topsfield. 

116. MAJOR JOHNS BRIDGE, JR. (10. John\ Matthew^, 
Mattheiv^, Johv}), born Dec. 17, 1737; died Dec. 6, 1806; married 
(I), Apr. 14, 1761, Hannah, daughter of William and Sarah 
(Poulter) Reed, of Lexington, born Oct. 21, 1740; died Oct. 26, 
1782; (II), July 13, 1786, Mary Moore; died Apr. 1, 1788. John 
Bridge was only a boy of twenty years when he was a soldier under 
Captain Blodgett, who marched to the relief of Fort "William 
Henry in 1757. He was a member of Captain Parker's Company 







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JOHN LINE, FIFTH GENERATION 219 

in the Battle of Lexington Green on Apr. 19, 1775 and participated 

in the Battle of Bunker Hill; was also in other active service during ] 

the Revolution, and rose to the rank of Major in the Militia. 

At Lexington, — 

"John Danforth was hit just in Lexington Street, 
John Bridge at that lane where you cross Beaver Falls. " 

"I took Bridge on my knee, but he said, 'Don't mind me: 
Fill your horn from mine — let me lie where I be, 
Our Fathers, says he. That their sons might be free, 
Left their King on his Throne and came over the Sea; 
And that man is a knave or a fool who, to save 
His life, for a Minute would Hve like a Slave.' '' 

At a meeting, of the citizens of Lexington, held Mar. IS, 1776, , 

Capt. John Bridge was chosen a member of the Committee of ' 

Correspondence and Safety. He was one of the signers of a docu- 
ment of date 1776, which declared that " before God and the 
World" they would be true to the cause of liberty, and to each 
other. This, says Hudson, "does honor to the character and | 

patriotism of our fathers, and may be regarded as their Declaration j 

of Independence." We are glad to present here a facsimile of I 

John Bridge's signature to this famous document. No one has i 

borne the title of Captain, whose name has not been found on the i 

Board of Assessors or Selectmen, or on some of the most important ' 

committees. The title of Quartermaster was enjoyed by John 
Bridge, who was amongst the most popular and distinguished men 
of the town at the commencement of the Revolution. For many 
years he was a magistrate and Justice of the Peace in the town, and 
said to have solemnized more marriages than any other Justice 
of the Peace. He was chosen Deacon in the Church in October, 
1787; was Selectman in 1787-8-9-90-4-5 and Assessor in 1778, 
90, 92. He also had charge of the public schools for a period. 

Children born in Lexington: 

123. i. JoHN« Bridge, b. July 12, 1763. 

ii. Eliab, b. July 12, 1764; d, Sept. 10, 1778. 
iii. Hannah, b. Apr. 30, 1771 ; d. Feb. 1, 1843, aged 12 years; m. (I), 
Sept. 29, 1791, Joseph, son of Cornet John and ^eulah Merriam 
(Brewer) Chandler, b. Sept. 2, 1768; d. Oct. 26, 1807. The j 

Cornet, "Though he held a commission under the Royal | 

Governor as 'Cornet' of his Majesty's 'Blue Troop', was not 
false to his native Colony. He belonged to Captain Parker's 
Spartan Band, loyal both to his own town and also to the state." 
(II), June 7, 1810, Dr. Thomas, son of Asa and Betsey (Sawyer) 



220 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Whitcomb, who was b. in Lancaster, Mass., in 1774; d. in 
Lexington, Mar. 3, 1829. His father was a prominent citizen 
of Lancaster and a Colonel in the Revolution. Thomas was a 
physician and settled in Lexington about 1804, on what is now 
known as the Vine Brook Farm. He was a member of the 
Massachusetts Medical Society; a competent physician, having 
a good practice. 

Children born in Lexington : 

1. Hannah' Chandler, b. June 26, 1792; d. Jan. 20, 
1809. 

2. Sabah, b. May 24, 1794; d. Feb. 10, 1800. 

3. Joseph, b. Feb. 26, 1801; d. Nov. 16, 1822. 

4. John, b. Dec. 11, 1806; d. Nov. 16; 1807. 

5. Elizabeth Bridge Whitcomb, b. Jan. 13, 1814; d. 
Mar. 7, 1883; m. Oct. 25, 1849, Nathaniel Harris, 
son of Nathaniel and Nancy Robinson (Gerry) Gerry, 
of Salem, Mass., who d. in Boston, Jan. 5, 1869. No 
children. 

Mr. Gerry was a man of marked abUity, a printer and 
newspaper correspondent. Although Mrs. Gerry had 
inherited considerable property, yet in her later years 
she was apparently reduced to poverty and was cared 
for, in a large measure, by neighbors and friends. After 
her death, it was found that she had left more than 
two thousand dollars, which, for lack of direct heirs, 
by an Act of Legislature, of 1885, was added to the 
"Bridge Charitable Fund." 
iv. Maby, b. Jan. 14, 1776; d. Sept. 4, 1778. 
V. Sarah, b. June 20, 1780; d. Dec. 1, 1780. 

vi. Mary, by second wife, b. Apr. 17, 1787; d. Nov. 6, 1820; m. 
(Int), Aug. 16, 1806, John Bridge of Billerica. He was a son 
of Samuel^ and Alice (Pollard) Bridge. His lineage goes back 
through Samuel, Samuel^, Samuel^, to William Bridge, who 
came to this country, probably in the Ann in 1623, to Plymouth 
and later on removed to Charlestown. Was William an elder 
brother of John the Puritan.'* Perhaps some future historian, 
who may have searched the hidden and obscure lore of the 
motherland, may determine. 

117. REV. JOSIAH^ BRIDGE (10. John\ Matthev^, Matthew", 
John^), born Dec. 28, 1739; died June 20, 1801; graduated at 
Harvard College, 1758; married Jan. 30, 1766, Martha, daughter 
of Rev. Aaron and Martha (Allen) Smith of Marlboro, Mass., 
born Aug. 22, 1741; died June 8, 1824, aged 88 years. 

The Rev. Josiah Bridge, three years after leaving college, and 
before he had completed his twenty-second year, was ordained, 
Nov. 4, 1761, and became the pastor of the church at East Sudbury, 
Mass., now Way land. He is said to have been "endowed with a 



JOHN LINE, FIFTH GENERATION 221 

strong mind, and a sound judgment, and, being a good scholar, 
possessed eminent talents as a teacher. " 

"Besides a good personal appearance, he had a pleasantness, a 
solemnity and dignity in his voice, style, and address, which 
seldom concentre in any man. He presided at Councils with 
meekness and dignity. He was continually in request at ordina- 
tions and other public occasions. He preached an Election Sermon 
and a Convention Sermon, and read at the University the Dudleian 
Lecture. These honors were then very rarely conferred on one 
Minister. Fourteen years after his decease, it was said of him by 
Dr. McKeen, 'The praise of Bridge, a Godly man and faithful, is 
still in all the Churches.' He showed his literary tastes by the 
possession and use of his library, of about five hundred volumes, 
works of history, the writings of the best English Divines, and 
especially rich in the writings of the Puritan Fathers." 

Rev. Aaron Smith, of Marlboro (whose daughter Martha 
married Josiah Bridge), was born in Ipswich, Mass., Oct. 25, 1713; 
graduated at Harvard in 1735; was settled in Marlboro, Mass., 
June 11, 1740; was dismissed Apr. 29, 1778, and died Mar. 25, 
1781. He is described as a man of large frame, stout in body, of 
good mental power, and a worthy preacher. It is supposed that 
his wife did not live long, but died in giving birth to twins, one 
dying in infancy and the other becoming the wife of Rev. Josiah 
Bridge. Some peculiar incidents are mentioned in connection with 
Mr. Smith. He had a Negro man and woman, slaves, who always 
lived with him, and brought up a family of children. Mr. Smith 
sold one of the children, a girl named Dell, at that time ten years 
old, for a merely nominal sum, to a family in his parish, the deed 
of sale of the child being in existence between 1850 and 1860. 
Mr, Smith adopted a female child, whose name was Susan Low, 
to be a companion to his own daughter, and she lived with him 
until she was married. (The facts presented by the late Horatio 
Alger.) He married July, 1740, Martha, daughter of Joseph and 
Mary (Coit) Allen of Gloucester, who was born May 7, 1720. 
Mr. Smith was a lineal descendant of a Mr. Richard Bridge, who 
was born in Shropshire, Norfolk County, England. 

A gravestone in the burying ground of Wayland, Mass., reads 
as follows: 

"To the memory of Rev. Aaron Smith, A.M., 

late Pastor of the Church of Christ of Marlborough, 
He was possessed of superior abilities and accomplishments; 
A sincere lover of truth, of distinguished fidelity, 
Piety, Prudence, Industry, Cheerfulness and Charity. 
He served God in the Gospel of His Son for 37 years. 



222 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

And through life exhibited a bright and amiable example of 

the temper, studies and practice becoming a Christian 

Divine." 

He departed this life, 25 March, 1781, aged 69. 
Another stone reads as follows: 
"In memory of Josiah Bridge, A.M., 
The able, faithful, pious, much beloved, greatly lamented 

Pastor of the Church and Congregation of Christ in East 

Sudbury, 
Who departed this life, June 20, 1801." 

Children: 

i. Aaeon Smiths Bridge, b. Dec. 27, 1766; d. Jan. 22, 1767. 

124. ii. Martha, b. Sept. 5, 1768. 

iii. Aaron Smith, b. Dec. 27, 1770; d. Dec. 1851, aged 81 years. 

iv. William, b. June 30, 1772; d. Nov. 24, 1772. 

V. William, b. Oct. 23, 1773; d. June 30, 1855, in Wayland, Mass., 
aged 82 years; m. Eunice Rutter. He was a most active 
merchant with widely extended business in London, England, 
for several years. No children. 

vi. Anna, b. Mar. 15, 1776; d. Mar. 5, 1862, aged 86 years; m. 
Rev. Luther Wright, who graduated at Harvard College, 
1796, and Brown University, 1805. He was b. at Acton, Mass., 
Apr. 19, 1770; d. June 21, 1858, aged 88 years. He was pastor 
at Medway, Mass., for seventeen years, and at Barrington, 
R. I., for four and one haK years. No children. 

125. vii. Sarah, b. June 15, 1780. 

126. viii. Josiah, (Deacon), b. Aug. 20, 1782. 

ix. Charles, b. May 30, 1785; d. Dec. 1851. 

118. EBENEZER5 BRIDGE (10. John\ Matthew\ Matthew\ 
Johv}), born in Lexington, Mass., Feb. 3, 1742; died Feb. 13, 1823, 
aged 81 years; married Nov. 3, 1763, in Framingham, Mass., 
Mehitable, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Wood, born Dec. 23, 
1741; died July 20, 1825, aged 84 years, in Hartland, Vt. He 
graduated from Harvard, 1756. (See Introduction). 

Children : 

i. Sarah^ Bridge, b. in Fitchburg, Aug. 22, 1764; d. Aug. 17, 
1803, in Corinth, N. H.; m. July 8, 1795, Elisha Herrick, of 
Hartland, Vt., b. Jan. 10, 1763; d. Sept. 26, 1831, in Morris- 
town, Vt. 
Children: 

1. Amos^ Herrick, b. Mar. 17, 1796; d. Nov. 20, 1796. 

2. Sarah, b. Oct. 23, 1798, in Corinth; d. Dec. 20, 1883, 
in Winooski Falls, Vt., aged 85 years; m. June 9, 1822, 
in Corinth, George W. Blossom, b. Oct. 8, 1797; d. in 
Winooski Falls, Feb. 27, 1870, aged 73 years. 



JOHN LINE, FIFTH GENERATION 223 

Children: 

1. Pauuna S.8 Blossom, b. Nov. 25, 1824; d. Fel). 17, 
1846. 

2. Eliab H., b. Mar. 30, 1827; d. June 3, 1874; m. 
July 2, 1856, Mary Small. 

3. Mary Anne, b. July 26, 1829; d. Jan. 15, 1847. 

4. Henry G., b. Jan. 2, 1833; d. Feb. 4, 1881; m. 
Oct. 18, 1859, Mary Jane George. 

5. Joseph W., b. Sept. 10, 1835; d. Apr. 1, 1857. 

6. Charles F., b. Feb. 14, 1837; m. Jan. 15, 1868, 
Helen E. Stevens. 

7. Calvin E., b. July 5, 1839; m. Apr. 6, 1864, Eliza 
J. Winne. 

3. Eliab Bridge, b. Nov. 13, 1800; d. Feb. 2, 1854, at 
Stowe, Vt., accidentally; m. Mary Anne Raymond, 
of Stowe, Vt., who d. in Morrisville, Vt., Nov. 20, 1845. 
He was a notable citizen and an active merchant. 
Children : 

1. Charles E.s Herrick, b. Nov. 24, 1827; d. May 13, 
1870; m. July 2, 1850. 

2. William Bridge, b. in 1830; d. Mar. 20, 1850. 

3. Edward L., b. in 1833; d. April 11, 1876; m. Dec. 4, 
1860, INIary Thorn. 

4. Carlos, b. Nov. 30, 1838; d. June 28, 1873. 

4. Elizabeth G., b. June, 1803; d. Aug. 30, 1803. 

ii. Mehitable, b. Aug. 3, 1768, in Lexington; d. Aug. 29, 1851, 
aged 83 years; m. Feb. 12, 1788, Samuel Kendall, b. in Hart- 
land, Nov. 28, 1766; d. Jan. 2, 1848, in East Bethany, N. Y., 
aged 82 years. 

Children born in StraflFord, Vt. : 

1. Samuel' Kendall, Jr., b. July 3, 1789; d. in East 
Bethany. 

2. Melinda, b. Sept. 8, 1790; d. in Bethany; m. Eleazer 
Faunce. 

3. Louisa, b. June 1, 1798; d. Feb. 5, 1832, in Bethany; 
m. Carter Wright. 

4. Olive, b. Aug. 22, 1801; d. Jan. 10, 1874, in Mason, 
Mich., aged 73 years; m. Amidon Holden, of Mason. 

5. Reuben, b. July 1, 1804; d. Dec. 30, 1874, in Helena, 
Ark., aged 70 years, m. Alice Holden. 

Children : 

1. NoRRis^ Kendall. 

2. Harriet A. 

3. George W. 

4. Marion L. 

5. W^illiam I. 

6. AzRO, b. May 28, 1809; d. in LeRoy, N. Y., Feb., 1865. 
Unm. 



224 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

iii. Ebenezer, Jr., b. in Fitchburg, June 5, 1770; d. Jan. 9, 1801, 
in Alexandria, Va. ; m. Olive Keith. No children. 

127. iv. Bezaleel, b. Dec. 17, 1771. 

128. V. John, b. Nov. 13, 1775. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. in 1777; d. Feb. 2, 1804; m. Amos, son of Daniel 
and Priscilla G. Ralph, b. Sept. 4, 1779, in Woodstock, Vt.; 
d. Mar. 29, 1850, aged 71 years. 
Children : 

1. Eliza Bridge^ Ralph, b. Dec. 28, 1802; d. May 8, 
1868; m. Mar. 17, 1828, Dr. Ammi Willard, b. Jan. 16, 
1802, in Rockingham, Vt,; d. Jan. 12, 1879, in Jersey 
City, N. J., aged 77 years. 

Children : 
1. OscAB Amoss Willard, b. Feb. 9, 1829; d. Apr. 9, 
1902, aged 73 years; m. July 9, 1854, in Ware, Mass., 
Abby Drew, dau. of Harrison and Eliza (Drew) 
French, b. Dec. 14, 1828; d. Apr 29, 1907, aged 79 
years. 
Child: 

Carrie Eliza^ Willard, b. Jidy 9, 1857; m. 
Allen Forsyth Rees, July 30, 1885. Res. 
48 College Avenue, Houghton, Mich. 
Child: 

Miriam Willard'" Rees, b. July 30, 
1885; m. John Philip Furback, Oct. 28, 
1910. Three children. 

2. Pluma Harrington, b. ; d. Aug. 9, 1865, in 

Charlestown, Mass.; m. Dr. Willard Bowman, who d. 
Sept. 10, 1864. 

3. Lavinia Wood, b. Dec. 10, 1810, in Woodstock, Vt.; 
d. Dec. 29, 1866, in Boston; m. Sept. 24, 1835, Barnas 
Ladd Delano, a banker of Niagara Falls, N. Y., who 
was b. Jan. 5, 1807; d. Oct. 24, 1877, in Niagara Falls, 
aged 70 years. 

Child: 

Francis R.* Delano, b. in Niagara Falls, Sept. 6, 
1842; m. Oct. 19, 1871, in Niagara Falls, Elizabeth 
Grant, b. Nov. 30, 1843. 
vii. Jonathan, b. Feb. 2, 1778; d. Nov. 20, 1781. 

129. viii. James, b. Mar. 20, 1781. 

130. ix. William, b. May 24, 1783. 

131. X. Jonathan, b. May 23, 1787. 



SIXTH GENERATION 

119. J0SIAH6 LAMSON (115. Anna\ John*, Matthevy", 
Matthew^, John}), born in Topsfield, July 18, 1750; died there 
Mar. 8, 1826, aged 76 years; married Marcy, daughter of David 
and Marcy (Fiske) Perkins, (Int.) June 23, 1776. She was born in 
Topsfield, Apr. 16, 1759; died there June 17, 1819. Josiah Lamson, 
Esquire "was a Revolutionary Soldier, a Corporal. He was a 
Selectman 1782-7, 1793-4 and 1806-8." 

Children : 

i. Anna^ Lamson, bapt. Aug. 26, 1783; m. (I), Ephraim Dodge, 
Apr. 26, 1810; (II), Robert Annible. 

132. ii. John, b. June 3, 1787. 

133. iii. Josiah, b. Aug. 15, 1789. 

iv. Marcy, b. Dec. 12, 1792; d. May 1, 1835; m. Dec. 26, 1820, 
Capt. John, son of John Rea, Jr. He was b. in 1791; d. Jan. 
28, 1832. Resided in Topsfield. 
Children : 

1. Johns Rea, b. Oct. 24, 1822; d. Apr. 20, 1833. 

2. Mercy Ann, b. Oct. 13, 1825; d. May 7, 1834. 

3. William Alvin, b. Sept. 30, 1828. 

120. ELIZABETH^ LAMSON (115. Anna\ John\ Matihew\ 
Matthew^, John^), baptized July 7, 1754; died Mar. 16, 1822; 
married Mar. 16, 1777, Ezra, son of Mary (Fisk) and David 
Perkins, born in Topsfield, Apr. 27, 1753; died there, Nov. 12, 
1824, aged 71 years. Resided in Topsfield. 

Children born in Topsfield: 

134. i. Marcy^ Perkins, b. Apr. 6, 1780. 

135. ii. Ezra, b. Dec. 22, 1782. 

136. iii. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 17, 1785. 

iv. David, b. Nov. 6, 1790. Removed to Reading, Mass. 
V. John, b. Oct. 16, 1793. Removed to New Hampshire, 
vi. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 12, 1795; d. May 14, 1822. Unm. 

121. JOHN« LAMSON (115. Anna\ John\ Matthew^ 
Matthew^, John^), born in Topsfield, Oct. 14, 1756; died in New 
Boston, N. H., Oct. 10, 1797; married Elizabeth Rea, (Int.), 
Nov. 21, 1779, in Topsfield. He was a tanner and resided in 
Topsfield. He was also an innkeeper, and is said to have taken 
part in the battle of Lexington. 

Children born in New Boston, N. H. : 

i. JoHN^; ii. Benjamin; iv. Betsey; v. Joseph, b. 1789; d. 
November, 1813. 



226 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

iii. William Lamson, b. after 1785; m. Aug. 28, 1808, Sally 
Richardson, of Danversport, Mass. He removed from New 
Boston to Danvers. As a young man, he was apprenticed to an 
extensive shoe manufacturer. He afterwards became master 
of a Packet Ship called Driver which ran between Salem and 
Baltimore, Md. He d. at sea on one of his return voyages, 
about 1815, 

Children born in Danvers: 

1. Betsey^ Lamson, b. Mar. 10, 1810; d. Feb. 20, 1829; m. 
Apr. 3, 1828, Allen Jacobs, of Danvers. 

2. William, b. Feb. 22, 1812; d. in Gloucester, Nov. 29, 
1882, aged 70 years; m. Nov. 7, 1837, Elizabeth Wonson 
(an adopted daughter of Capt. Samuel and Lydia 
(Wonson) Giles) of Gloucester. His father died when he 
was but two years old, leaving his family in great poverty. 
At eleven, he was a laborer in a brick yard; at thirteen, 
a clerk in a grocery store; at eighteen, he entered the 
South Reading Academy (Wakefield), and entered 
the Waterville College in the class of 1835. He became 
a member of the Baptist Church in Danversport, Aug. 
21, 1831. He preached in Gloucester and was ordained 
pastor, June 7, 1837. He entered Newton Theological 
School, July, 1839, returned to Gloucester, October, 
1841, and remained there until 1848. He settled in 
Thomaston, Me., for two years, in Portsmouth, N. H., 
for eleven years, and in Brockton, Mass., sixteen years. 
During a vacation in Gloucester, Mass., he was smitten 
with paralysis and d. there. 

ChUd: 

Samuel Giles^ Lamson, b. in 1843; d. in the Civil 
War, Aug. 4, 1863. He entered the service of his 
country soon after the opening of the war, in the 
paymasters' department and was stationed at 
St. Louis. On the third day of August, 1863, he 
embarked, on the S.S. Ruth, en route to Vicksburg 
to pay off the soldiers. On the way down the river, 
between Cairo and Memphis, the boat took fire — 
said to be the work of rebel emissaries. The steamer 
was consumed and thirty lives lost, among them 
this young man. His body was recovered and after 
three weeks returned to his parents. He was well 
educated, highly patriotic, and in every way a 
promising young man. Unm. He is buried in 
Harmony Grove, Salem. His father wrote of him 
in 1864, "I have been blessed with one son, — 
an only and noble child." 

3. Joseph, b. Dec. 15, 1814. Removed to California 
about 1852. 



JOHN LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 227 

122. ABIGAIL^ LAMSON (115. Anna\ John*, Matthew\ 
Matthew'^, Jokn^), baptized Sept. 17, 1758; married S.\muel, son 
of Daniel and Lucy (Tarbox) Gould, Feb. 12, 1784. He was born 
in Topsfield, Mar. 6, 1759; died Apr. 12, 1837, aged 78 years. He 
served for two years in the Revolutionary AYar. 

Children : 

137. i. Samuel^ Gould, b. Apr. 5, 1785. 

ii. Lucy, b. Mar. 2, 1786-87; d. Nov. 27, 1875, in Danvers, 
aged 89 years. Unm, 

138. iii. JosiAH, b. Jan. 8, 1789. 
iv. Infant, b. and d. 

V. Ruth, m. George Thomas, of Middleton. 

123. JOHN« BRIDGE, 3d., of Wiscasset, Maine (116. John\ 
John*, Mattheiv^, Matthew^, John^), born in Lexington, July 12, 
1763; died Oct. 17, 1795; married in Maine, Rachel Flagg, of 
Boston. She died September, 1836 or 1837. Lived in Wiscasset, 
Maine. 

Children : 

i. Hannah^ Bridge, b. prior to 1788; m. before 1806, John 
Kelsea, who d. Nov. 11, 1865. 
Children: 

1. James^ Kelsea, b. about 1805; d. about 1820. 

2. John; lost at sea. 

3. William. A printer in Nashville, Tenn. 
ii. John, b. about 1790; d. young. 

iii. Fanny, b. in 1792, in Wiscasset, Me.; m. Capt. Joseph 
Currier, of Warner, N. H. They both d. of yellow fever 
in Augusta, Ga., in 1817. 
Children: 

1. Sarah^ Currier, b. about 1808; d. in infancy. 

2. Elizabeth Trundy, b. Apr. 21, 1812; m. (I), in Billerica, 
June 20, 1831, Arza Page, who was b. Aug. 9, 1800; d. 
in Billerica, Feb. 12, 1868. His family later went to 
California. Elizabeth m. (II), Dec. 25, 1879, Franklin 
Robinson. 

Children: 

1. Joseph Merriam* Page, b. Nov. 29, 1832; m. 
three times. He had four sons, all of whom d. while 
living in Georgetown, Williamson Co., Texas. 

2. Hannett Currier, b. Sept. 18, 1835; m. July 27, 
1853, John Henry Hold en. Children: 

1. Hannett Josephine*" Holden, b. Feb. 28, 
1854; m. May 9, 1876, John Jackson Durham, 
of Kentucky, who d. June 15, 1882. 

2. Louisa Wellington. 

3. Emily. 



228 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

3. IVIary Frances, b. July 29, 1838; m. Nov. 9, 1864, 
Dr. Albert Thorndike of Dixmont, Me., who d. 
Sept. 4, 1874. 

Children : 

1. Harriet G.^" Thorndike, b. Apr. 18, 1865; d. 
Oct. 1, 1869. 

2. Bessie Lora, b. Sept. 20, 1867. 

3. Ella Augusta, b. Sept. 22, 1869. 

4. Willis Hale, b. Feb. 8, 1872. 

5. Albert Page, b. Aug. 3, 1874. 

4. Angela Streeter, b. Feb, 2, 1841 ; d. Apr. 28, 1842. 

5. Georgiana Bryant, b. Feb. 22, 1843; m. Sept. 30, 
1860, Jackson Wright. Children: 

1. Mabel Francesio Wright, b. Mar. 15, 1861; 
d. Apr. 1, 1868. 

2. Allen, b. Aug. 23, 1865. 

3. Jennie Gertrude, b. Oct. 20, 1870. 

6. Elizabeth Augusta, b. Mar. 8, 1845; went to 
Stockton, Cal., November, 1866; m. Dec. 28, 
1870, Dr. Willis Eugene Spencer, son of Willis 
E. Spencer, who was b. in Fulton, Oswego Co., 
N. Y., Apr. 4, 1829; d. Feb. 7, 1882. Mr. Spencer 
was living in Stockton, Cal. in 1884. 

Children born in Placersville, Cal.: 

1. Fanny Milleri" Spencer, b. Nov. 7, 1871. 

2. Albert Winslow, b. June 19, 1873. 

3. Willis Eugene, Jr., b. Jan. 5, 1875; d. Jan. 
10, 1877. 

4. Joseph Winchester, b. Jan. 10, 1878. 

7. Ella Maria Kimball, b. Aug. 28, 1849, in Billerica, 
Mass.; m. Dec. 11, 1874, Winslow Hall, of 
Massachusetts. Their residence was made in 
San Francisco, Cal. 

3. Hannett Bridge, b. June 23, 1813, in Wiscasset, 
Me.; m. Luther Homes, of Dorchester, Mass., Jan. 
8, 1838; d. Dec. 10, 1884, aged 71 years. She lived 
in New Orleans. 
Children : 
1. Annis Elizabeth^ Homes, b. Oct. 28, 1838; m. 
Aug. 28, 1855, Washington Irving Hodgson, a 
merchant in New Orleans. Children: 

1. Henry Homes^o Hodgson, b. Aug. 2, 1856. 
Lived in Louisville, Ky. 

2. Ella Jane, b. May 27, 1859; m. Dec. 14, 1880, 
George James Long, of Louisville, Ky. 
Children: 

1. Irving Hodgson^^ Long, b. Aug. 10, 
1882. 

2. Dennis Hodgson, b. Sept. 8, 1883. 



JOHN LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 229 

2. Ella Jane, b. Jan. 4, 1846; m. Dec. 24, 1869, 
Fr\nk H., only son of Rear Admiral Joseph Green, 
U. S. N., of Brookline, Mass. 

Child: 

Daisy Stella'" Green, b, Dec. 8, 1874. 

3. Warren, b. Nov. 10, 1849; m. Mar 14, 1874, 
Isabella Chambers Douglas. 

Children: 

1. HarryI" Homes, b. Jan. 23, 1875. 

2. Herbert Bridge, b. Apr. 15, 1876. 

3. JosiAH Morrow, b. May 10, 1882. 

iv. Rachel Flagg^, of Wiscasset, Me., b. June 28, 1794; d. Aug. 
27, 1873, aged 79 years; m. Mar. 24, 1814, Joseph, son of 
Peter and Nancy (Bowman) B. Veazie, of Boston, b. Jan. 14, 
1786; d. Mar. 24, 1863, aged 77 years. 
Children : 

1. Joseph Augustus^ Veazie, b. Mar. 24, 1815; d. May 
9, 1875; m. Oct. 10, 1838, Frances Swift Rogers. 
Children : 

1. Joseph^ Veazie, b. May 6, 1840. 

2. Judith Francis, b. June 5, 1843; d. in 1847. 

3. Alice Rogers, b. May 10, 1846. 

4. Winchester, b. Aug. 19, 1848. 

5. Frank Boyleston, b. Nov. 9, 1850; d. June 26, 
1874. 

2. Frances Bridge, b. Mar. 7, 1819; m. Oct. 16, 1837, 
Benjamin Frankln Tenney, b. in Sutton, Mass., 
Oct. 28, 1813; d. Oct. 26, 1900, aged 87 years. He was a 
merchant, able financier, and a stockbroker. He was 
also a Knight Templar. 

Child: 

Joseph Franklin' Tenney, b. Nov. 12, 1838; 
d. in Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 4, 1878, of yellow fever. 
He was engaged in the United States Signal Service. 
Unm. 

124. MARTHA« BRIDGE (117. Rev. Josiah\John*, Matthew\ 
Matthew"^, Johv}), born Sept. 5, 1768, in Sudbury, Mass.; died 
Feb. 2, 1857, in Pulteney, N. Y., aged 89 years; married Jan. 22, 
1791, Elder John Prentiss of Rutland, Vt., son of Dr. Stanton 
and Rebecca (Stevens) Prentice of Lancaster, Mass., born July 31, 
1761; died in Pulteney, Nov. 1, 1840, aged 79 years, to which place 
he removed in 1813. For reasons best knowTi to himself, he changed 
the spelling of his name from Prentice to Prentiss. 

John Prentiss was, in the fifth generation, a descendant from 
Captain Thomas Prentice, "Trooper," of Newton, Mass., who 
was born in England in 1621, and came to this country about 
1636. He was made a Freeman in Cambridge, May 23, 1652. In 



230 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

1656, at the early age of thirty-five, he was chosen Lieutenant of 
his troop of horses and its Captain in 1662. He bore his full share 
of the hardships and privations of a new settler. He was a Repre- 
sentative to the General Court in 1672-1674. In 1675 he and his 
troop of horses are mentioned nineteen times on books of the 
Treasurer of Massachusetts. "He and his troop of horses were a 
terror to the Indians by his sudden attacks and impetuous charges." 
He with his troop of horses were in the Narragansett fight. He 
was often employed by the General Court in special services of 
trust both civil and military for many years. He was friend and 
counsellor of the converted Indians, who, in 1691, petitioned the 
General Court "that Capt. Thomas Prentice may be appointed 
their overseer and magistrate. " Elder John Prentiss was a worthy 
son of worthy sires; he was persevering and indefatigable in busi- 
ness, a citizen true and trustworthy, a kind and wise father, a 
faithful and affectionate husband. In the great temperance 
reform, he was a fighter in the ranks, and active in all other moral 
reforms, and was an evangelical Christian. 

Mrs. Prentiss was one of the co-founders of the Presbyterian 
Church in Pulteney. Her children and grandchildren held covenant 
relations in that church with herself. Her life was the best com- 
mentary on her profession. 

Children (all but the eldest) born in Lancaster, Mass. : 

i. Rebecca^ Prentiss, b. Nov. 22, 1791, in Rutland, Vt.; m. 
May 31, 1814, Elder B. F. Welles, b. Feb. 26, 1790, in 
Kinderhook, N. Y. A farmer, resided in Pulteney, N. Y. He 
was a son of Dr. Benjamin Welles, a surgeon in the 
Revolutionary Army, and a grandson of Rev. Dr. Noah 
Welles. 
Children : 

1. John Prentiss^ Welles, b. May 27, 1817; m. in 1842, 
Jerusha Slater, of Tonica, lU.; a carpenter and 
carriage maker; was a Union soldier in the Civil War; 
a prisoner in Andersonville ten months, and d. soon 
after liberation. 

2. JuLLV, b. Jan. 5, 1819; d. June 9, 1861. Unm. 

3. James Nelson, b. Apr. 5, 1822; d. Apr. 28, 1857. 
A farmer and boat man. 

4. Mary Ann, b. Feb. 12, 1824. Unm. 

5. Sarah Harriet, b. July 27, 1828. 

6. Martha Jane, b. Feb. 5, 1831. 

7. Cordelia Helen, b. Dec. 10, 1836; d. Aug. 26, 1860. 
ii. Harriet, b. July 24, 1793; d. in Marengo, Mich., Mar. 24, 

1882, aged 88 years; m. Jan. 1, 1817, William Edwin Welles, 
a farmer, b. in Kinderhook, May 7, 1792; d. in Marengo, Mich., 
Jan. 28, 1864, aged 72 years, to which place they removed, 
October, 1835, among the first settlers. Mrs. Welles "was a 



JOHN LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 231 

bright, active woman, efficient with her needle, a great reader, 
and of excellent memory. " 
Children: 

1. Benjamin^ Welles, b. Nov. 22, 1817; d. Dec. 29, 1819. 

2. ]Mary Jane, b. Jan. 31, 1819; was a teacher for several 
years, after which she resided with and cared for her 
mother on the old homestead in Marengo. 

3. Charles Edwin, b. July 27, 1820; m. Feb. 25, 1852, in 
Mishawaka, Ind., Fidelia Bardwell Colby, b. May 
15, 1831, in Peterboro, N. H. He resided in LaGrange, 
Mich.; was part proprietor in a flour mill. 

Children : 

1. Ida Cornelia" Welles, b. Mar. 11, 1853, in 
Niles, Mich. 

2. Ch.irles Walter, b. Dec. 18, 1856; d. Aug. 20, 
1858. 

3. Fannie Angeline, b. July 11, 1857; d. Aug. 20, 
1858. 

4. Sarah Nelson, b. Oct. 16, 1821; d. Feb. 7, 1848, in 
Marshall, Mich.; m. Feb. 26, 1845, Hiram Crissy, 
b. in Binghamton, N. Y. He was a grocer in Marshall, 
and, after his wife's death, moved to Union City, Mich., 
where he remarried. He was a merchant and farmer. 

5. William, b. Aug. 29, 1823; went overland to California 
in 1854; was one of the volunteers and enlisted for 
three years, after which he was Deputy Postmaster and 
Revenue Collector at Spokane, and a magistrate. 

6. Martha, b. June 16, 1825; m. (I), Oct. 1, 1844, Edward 
Barber, a farmer of Union City, who d. there, Aug. 
10, 1875; (II), Dec. 25, 1878, Ira Saunders of Union 
City. 

Children: 

1. Ellen* Barber, d. young. 

2. Charles, d. young. 

3. Jane Mellen, b. in Niles, Mich., Dec. 28, 1852; 
d. Aug. 7, 1867. 

4. Edward Welles, b. Oct. 25, 1858, in Union City; 
m. Lottie Eares. 

7. George McClure, b. Apr. 24, 1827; m. (I), Apr. 8, 
1856, in Niles, Mich., LAxnaA Hannah, dau. of Judge 
Hiram Matthew, b. in Elbridge, N. Y., June 3, 1842; 
d. Feb. 5, 1865; (II), October, 1871, Emma Chamberlin, 
b. near Rockport, 111., Nov. 13, 1842. Mr. Welles was 
a dry goods merchant and farmer in Great Bend, Kans. 
In i863 he raised a company of cavalry and served 
through the war as Captain of Company K 11th 
Michigan Cavalry. At the close of the war, he located a 
soldier's claim of one hundred and sixty acres, and a 
timber claim, and removed to Great Bend. 



232 



JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children: 
1. Ralph M.« Welles, b. Apr. 3, 1857; d. Jan. 31 

1861. 
2 Harriet Prentiss, b. Mar. 7, 1859. 

3. Ellen Webber, b. June 7, 1863; d. Nov. 8, 1876. 

4. Georgia Mary, b. September, 1873. 

8. Cornelia Harriet, b. Apr. 16, 1829; m. in Marengo, 
Mich., Dec. 25, 1850, Horace Eastman, b. in New- 
port, N. H., Feb. 19, 1812; d. Aug. 25, in Niles, Mich., 
where he was a successful merchant, till health failed. 

ChUd: 

Louis K.^ Eastman, b. October, 1851. He removed 
to Detroit, Mich., and went into the drug business. 
His mother accompanied him and studied medicine. 
He married. 
Children : 

1. WiNNiFRED^ Eastman, b. in Detroit, July 6, 

1879. 

2. H. Lloyd, b. Mar. 9, 1881. 

9. Anna Wright, b. July 14, 1831. 

10. JosiAH Peter, b. Jan. 25, 1833; d. Nov. 1, 1843. 

11. Benjamin Franklin, b. in Straits Corners, Tioga Co., 
N. Y.; he was an artist; m. Jan. 9, 1868, Naomi Doane, 
who was a teacher, b. Dec. 4, 1837. 

12. John Cleveland, b. Feb. 14, 1840; graduated at 
Michigan University, 1864; studied civil engineering; 
m. Nov. 2, 1871, in Marengo, Marietta Cornelia 
Bishop. Removed to Marshall, Mich. He was a 
skilful mechanic, making models, moulds, etc., and as 
attorney obtaining patents. Child: 

Minnie^ Welles, b. Dec. 18, 1873. 
iii, Peter Bridge, b. Nov. 22, 1795; d. June 1, 1813. 
iv. John Adams, b. May 7, 1798; d. May 8, 1878, aged 80 years; 
m. May 10, 1826, Thankful Hotchkin. He was a farmer in 
Pulteney, N. Y. 
Children: 

1. Olive Frances* Prentiss, b. Mar. 14, 1827; d. Nov. 4, 
1847; m. Benjamin F. Gulick. 

Children : 

1. Harriet^ Gulick, b. Oct. 5, 1848. 

2, Elizabeth, b. Jan. 20, 1851. 

2. William Bridge, b. Jan. 8, 1829; m. Jan. 11, 1854, 
Elizabeth Merritt. 

Child: 

William^ Prentiss, b. Dec. 29, 1856. 

3. Charles Hotchkin, b. Jan. 16, 1831; m. October, 
1857, Carrie Motsiff. 

Child: 

Cora Adell' Prentiss, b. June 26, 1871. 



JOHN LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 233 

4. Harriet Frederica, b. Aug. 2, 1833; m. Jan. 27, 1852, 
John L. Schofield. 

Children: 

1. Clarissa' Schofield, b. Feb. 21, 1853. 

2. Edward H., b. Feb. 19, 1855. 

5. John Quincy Adams, b. July 6, 1835; m. Oct. 12, 1867, 
Ella Carpenter. 

Children: 

1. Frank A.^ Prentiss, b. Feb. 26, 1868. 

2. Henry H., b. Apr. 3, 1871. 

3. Edward E., b. Mar. 7, 1874. 

6. Sarah Harding, b. Sept. 16, 1837; m. May 5, 1858, 
Rev. John Bacon, a Presbyterian minister with 
parishes in Amboy, Syracuse, and Niagara Falls, N. Y. 
No children survived. 

7. Williamette Jackson, b. Sept. 1, 1840; m. Dec. 28, 
1865, David J. Armstrong. 

8. George Stanley, b. Dec. 26, 1843; m. Dec. 2, 1868, 
Lizzie Simpson. He enlisted in the 161st New York 
Volunteers in the Civil War; was an orderly sergeant 
and colorbearer and was severely wounded. 

Child: 

Maud* Prentiss, b. Aug. 9, 1870. 

9. Carrie, b. Oct. 27, 1845. 

10. Mary Josephine, b. Oct. 26, 1848. 
William, b. May 10, 1801; d. March, 1875, aged Ik years; m. 
Dec. 31, 1829, Fanny Ledyard, dau. of Daniel and Fanny 
Ledyard, a granddaughter of Rev. Jared Eliot, of the fifth 
generation from John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. 
William was a substantial farmer of Pulteney and for thirty- 
seven years a member of the Presbyterian Church. 

Children : 

1. Cornelia Elizabeth* Prentiss, b. Apr. 30, 1831; m. 
May 21, 1854, Charles V. Wixon. 

Children: 

1. Hattie P.3 Wixon, b. Aug. 5, 1860. 

2. Frederick C, b. Mar. 25, 1862. 

2. Catherine Fowler, b. Mar. 7, 1833; d. Mar. 14, 
1833. 

3. Harriet Augusta, b. Apr. 17, 1835; m. Nov. 11, 1857, 
in New York City, Monmouth H, Ganong, who was b. 
in Lodi, N. Y., July 24, 1830. He removed to Wisconsin 
in 1859, and was a dealer in books, stationery and 
general stores for many years, besides filling the office 
of Postmaster in Fort Atkinson, Wis. 

Children : 

1. William Gilbert' Ganong, b. Apr. 5, 1861. 

2. Fanny Maria, b. Aug. 9, 1863; d. May 27, 1865. 

3. Lillian Augusta, b. July 25, 1866. 



234 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

4. Luther Wright, b. Mar. 18, 1837; m. July 25, 1860, 
Elsie Van Sickle. 

5. Lillian Gertrude, b. Aug. 2, 1839; m. Jan. 28, 1863, 
Norman Hunt. 

Children: 

1. Carrie B." Hunt, b. Feb. 8, 1869. 

2. Floyd P., b. Dec. 25, 1874. 

6. William Augustine, b. Sept. 14, 1841; m. Dec. 14, 
1871, Jennie J. Parker. He served through the Civil 
War in 161st New York Volunteers. No children. 

7. John, b. Mar. 6, 1844; m. Sept. 18, 1867, Adella A. 
Parker. He served through the Civil War in the 161st 
New York Volunteers. 

Children : 

1. EsTELLA Irene' Prentiss, b. Dec. 24, 1873. 

2. Bertie Parker, b. Sept. 11, 1875. 

8. Martha Bridge, b. July 27, 1851. 

vi. Josiah Wright, b, Dec. 10, 1804; m. May 4, 1834, Hannah 
Augusta Hotchkiss. He was an intelligent farmer and grape 
cultivator and was the first one to introduce grape culture, 
by planting the first vineyard in the now great grape-growing 
district on Crooked Lake, Central New York. He was 78 years 
old in 1882 and a vegetarian. He resided in Pulteney, N. Y. 
Children : 

1. Florence Augusta* Prentiss, b. Oct. 2, 1838; m. 
Jan. 7, 1862, Jeremiah J. Hess. 

Children : 

1. Minnie Augusta' Hess, b. Jan. 7, 1863. 

2. William Parks, b. July 2, 1866. 

2. Edmund Angelo, b. Feb. 1, 1841; m, Nov. 22, , 

Frances V. Parker. He served through the Civil 
War in the 161st New York Volunteers and was honor- 
ably discharged. He and his brother, Charles, were 
engaged in the plowing mill business, as the firm of 
Prentiss Brothers. 

Children : 

1. Edith' Prentiss, b. Oct. 23, 1870. 

2. WiLLARD Angelo, b. June 11, 1872. 

3. Leonard Currier, b. Feb. 20, 1873. 

4. Guy Parker, b. Sept. 16, 1875. 

vii. Martha Bridge, b. June 8, 1807; m. Mar. 26, 1839, Beriah 
H. Hotchkiss of Pulteney, N. Y. 
Children: 

1. Anna Wright* Hotchkiss, b. Nov. 26, 1840; m. Jan. 
29, 1871, Henry R. Huss. 

2. Martha Augusta, b. Sept. 30, 1847; m. Apr. 6, 1873, 
William A. Huss. 

3. Charles Willard, b. Aug. 27, 1853. 

4. Edward Augustine, b. Aug. 29, 1855. 



JOHN LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 285 

viii. Mary Ann Wright, b. May 25, 1810; lived at home; "took 
care of her parents, occupied the homestead in Pulteney, and 
was of untiring zeal to promote the happiness of the family." 

125. SARAH« BRIDGE (117. Rev. Josiah\ John\ Matthew\ 
Mattheiv^, John^), born June 15, 1780; died Mar. 23, 1859, in New 
Salem, Mass., aged 78 years; married Oct. 10, 1809, Rp:v. Alpheus, 
son of Capt. Abijah and Sybil (Adams) Harding of Barre, Mass., 
born in Barre, Jan. 19, 1780; died about 1870, aged 90 years. 
Dartmouth College, 1805; ordained in New Salem, Mass., Dec. 2, 
1807. 

Children : 

i. Martha^ Harding, b. in 1809; d. young, 
ii. Bridge, b. in 1811; d. young. 

iii. Martha Smith, b. July 1, 1813; d. May 21, 1841; m. July 31, 
1838, Rev. Asarelah Morse Bridge. See (No. 139) for 
children, 
iv. JosiAH Bridge, b. Jan. 11, 1816; d. in 1863; m. Aug. 12, 1839, 
Sarah S. Proctor. It is stated concerning Josiah Bridge 
Harding that he "went West," which may have been to New 
York State or Ohio, or Indiana. In 1816, these states were 
all called "out West." 
Children: 

1. Charles Proctor^ Harding, b. Sept. 12, 1840. 

2. George W., b. May 2, 1842. 

3. Alpheus, b. July 25, 1844. 

4. Arthur A., b. July 9, 1847. 

V. Alpheus, b. Jan. 12, 1818; m. Sept. 16, 1842, IVIaria P. Taft, 
of Dudley, Mass.; for a considerable period president of the 
Athol Massachusetts Bank. Honorable Alpheus Harding was 
a member of the Massachusetts State Senate. 
Children: 
1. Ella M.* Harding, b. Feb. 13, 1846; d. Oct. 15, 1903; 
m. June 16, 1868, Albert L. Newman, of Boston. He 
was prominent in financial circles, President of the 
"Bank of Commonwealth," which, about the first of 
the present century, was consolidated with other 
banks in Boston. 
ChUd: 

Albert Harding* Newman, b. Dec. 6, 1872; d. 
Mar. 12, 1915; m. Oct. 18, 1897, Jeanie Stevens, 
dau. of Charles Whipple and Hattie E. (Farnsworth) 
Smith, of Boston, where she was b. Feb. 14, 1876. 
He was a graduate of Harvard University, class of 
1895 and secretary of the class. He was a banker, 
member of the firm of Blodgett & Co. until his 
death. She is a direct descendant of Richard 
Warren, one of the "Merchant Pilgrims of the 



236 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Mayflower" in 1620. She m. (II), Jan. 25, 1919, 
Frederick William Eaton. Resides in Concord, 
Mass. 
Children : 

1. Albert Lee" Newman, b. Dec. 9, 1898; d. 
Mar. 1, 1917. 

2. Charles Whipple, b. Sept. 3, 1900; d. May 
22, 1901. 

3. Harding Carruth, b. Aug. 20, 1903; student 
at Harvard University. 

4. Dorothy, b. July 2, 1911. 

2. William Bridge* Harding, b. Mar. 21, 1854; m. Mar. 
21, 1876, LiLLiE M., dau. of Keyes and Harriet (Stevens) 
Hathaway, of Meriden, Conn., b. Jan. 8, 1854. He 
was in the banking business several years; later in the 
paper manufacturing business; now retired and living 
in Nacogdoches, Texas. 
Children : 

1. Daisy May^ Harding, b. May 10, 1879. Resides 
in New York City. 

2, Alpheus, b. May 30, 1881. Resides in Port Arthur, 
Texas. 

126. DEACON JOSIAH« BRIDGE (117. Rev. Josiah\ John\ 
Matthevr', Matthew^, John}), born Aug. 20, 1782; died in Lowell, 
Feb. 8, 1827; married Mar. 2, 1806, Eirene, daughter of Rev. 
Asarelah and Hepzibah (Hall) Morse, of Tisbury, Mass., born in 
Brewster, Mass., Apr. 23, 1784; died Jan. 28, 1852; buried in 
Wayland, Mass. Rev. J. Morse graduated from Harvard College 
in 1767. He settled at first in Annapolis, Nova Scotia; afterwards 
he took the pastoral charge of a church in Tisbury. Still later, in 
1796, when the parish was divided, Mr. Morse resigned and 
removed to the border of Weston, near Wayland. His successor 
at Tisbury was a Rev. Nymphas Hatch. 

Children born in Lancaster, Mass. : 

i. Hepzibah Morse' Bridge, b. Feb. 16, 1807; d. June 15, 

1859. 
ii. Martha Eirene, b. July 11, 1808; d. Jan. 13, 1890, aged 82 
years. Buried in Spring Grove, Cincinnati. 

139. iii. Asarelah Morse, b. Jan. 21, 1810. 

iv. Nancy, b. Apr. 20, 1812; d. Sept. 24, 1846. Buried in Bath 

Township, Ohio. 
V. Sarah, b. Jan. 2, 1814; d. Nov. 29, 1814. Buried in Lancaster, 

Mass. 

140. vi. JosiAH, b. May 4, 1816. 

vii. Sarah, b. July 19, 1818; d. Nov. 29, 1873. Buried in Little 
Falls, N. Y. 



JOHN LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 237 

141. viii. William Frederick, b. Feb. 15, 1821. 

ix. Abigail Allen, 1). June 30, 1823; d. Mar. 18, 1899, aged 
76 years. Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, 
Ohio. 

127. BEZALEEL« BRIDGE (118. Col. Ebenezer\ John*, 
Mattheid^, Matthew^, John}), born in Lexington, Dec. 17, 1771; 
died Sept. 14, 1855, aged 8Jt. years; married Mar. 23, 1802, in West 
Windsor, Vt., Hannah, daughter of Abel and Hannah (Proctor) 
Adams, born in West Windsor, Dec. 20, 1783; died in Windsor, 
Feb. 13, 1846. 

Children : 

i. Hannah Maria^ Bridge, b. Mar. 30, 1803; d. Jan. 31, 1835. 
ii. Sarah Chase, b. Aug. 15 1806; d. Nov. 28, 1882, aged 76 

years; m. Jan. 7, 1832, Horace, son of Jesse and Winnefred 

(Swift) Spaulding, b. in Cavendish, Vt., July 23, 1805; d. in 

W. Windsor, Sept. 24, 1878, aged 73 years. 

ChUd: 
Eugene Horace Spaulding, b. Oct. 18, 1838. [See Addenda. 1 

142. iii. Bezaleel, b. Mar. 31, 1809. 

143. iv. Abel Eliab, b. Feb. 4, 1810. 

V. Catharine Nancy, b. Feb. 20, 1813; m. Feb. 10, 1857, 
Merrick Spofford. He d. Mar. 4, 1861. 

144. vi. Sylvester Barnard, b. Mar. 1, 1815. 
vii. Eliza Rolph, b. Apr. 27, 1817. Unm. 

viii. Mary Mehxtable, b. Jan. 12, 1821; d. Mar. 8, 1822. 

145. ix. Ebenezer Aretas, b. Feb. 14, 1823. 

X. Jane Loraine, b. July 20, 1825; d. Feb. 22, 1832. 

128. JOHN« BRIDGE (118. Col. Ehenezer\ John\ Matthew\ 
Matthew\ John'), born Nov. 13, 1775; died Dec. 10, 1829; married 
Jan. 25, 1801, Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Stowe) 
Slayton, born Oct. 8, 1781; died May 28, 1873, in Pomfret, Vt., 
aged 92 years. He was a farmer; assistant Judge of Windsor 
County, 1820-25. 

"One of the best of men, a good representative of his father. 
At one time the wealthiest man and of greatest influence in his 
neighborhood. He died in comparative poverty but he did not 
part with his integrity. He was an honest, upright man through 
all." 

The widow of Judge Bridge was a cultured woman of the old 
New England type, a faithful mother, and in her younger days, 
rarely skilled in all domestic arts. 

Children : 

i. John^ Bridge, Jr., b. Jan. 27, 1802; d. Dec. 8, 1825. Studied 
medicine in Danvers, Mass. 



238 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ii. Reuben Slayton, b. May 11, 1805; d. in Woodstock, May 2, 
1832. A merchant. 

146. iii. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 31, 1807. 

147. iv. Almira, b. May 12, 1809. 

V. Eveline, b. June 17, 1811; d. Sept. 17, 1862; m. Samuel E. 
Williams. She moved to Laporte, Ind., and became a very 
successful business woman. She was active and intelligent 
and very kind to children. She left her husband a comfortable 
fortune which she had earned in the millinery business. He 
was a lawyer by profession. They had one chUd, a boy, who 
died when thirteen months old. 

vi. Hannah Stowe, b. Aug. 18, 1817; d. Dec. 12, 1848; m. Sutton 
Van Pelt. She was considered the beauty of the family, 
having a lovely face and much personal dignity. Her husband 
was a widower with three children. By this marriage they 
also had three children, all boys, and dying young, except 
Corwin Van Pelt. 

vii. Norman Williams, b. Nov. 8, 1821; d. Sept. 3, 1860. His 
poems, gems of thought, were taken down and gladly published 
by the best magazines. He suffered for years from progressive 
paralysis. 

129. JAMES« BRIDGE (118. Col. Ebenezer\ John*, Matthew\ 
Matthew^, John}), born Mar. 20, 1781, in Fitchburg, Mass.; died 
Feb. 28, 1862, aged 81 years; married Susan, daughter of Daniel 
and Priscilla G. Ralph, born Apr. 7, 1784; died Feb. 20, 1865, in 
Malta, 111., aged 81 years. 

His manly mental vigor and self-control, preserved through 
many years of ill health, passed on to his son, and strikingly 
characterized that son also. 

Child: 

148. i. James Madison^ Bridge, b. Oct. 31, 1816. 

130. WILLIAM^ BRIDGE (118. Col. Ebenezer^ John", 
Matthew^, Matthew", John^), born May 24, 1783, in Fitchburg, 
Mass.; died Apr. 18, 1857, aged 7Jf years; married Apr. 14, 1812, 
Susan, daughter of Jacob and Anne (Parks) Holt, of Woodstock, 
Vt., born in Woodstock, June 16, 1792; died Mar. 30, 1876, aged 
84- years. 

Children : 

149. i. Eliab' Bridge, b. Apr. 22, 1813. 

ii. Lucy Lyndes, b. June 3, 1815; d. Sept. 22, ; m. June 3, 

1835, Edmund Lawrence, son of Edmund and Abigail 
(Burnam) Paige. He d. Apr. 12, 1874. 
Children : 
1. Lucy Abby^ Paige, b. Apr. 8, 1836; m. Benjamin 
Francis Mercer; d. Mar. 13, 1904. 



JOHN LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 239 

2. Oscar Edmund, b. Sept. 10, 1837; m. Jane M. Haven. 

3. Elmer Bridge, b. June 2, 1840. 

4. Susan Emeroy, b. Feb. 27, 1841. 

iii. Susan Amanda, b. May 3, 1817; d. Mar. 14, 1818. 

iv. Amanda Holt, b. Dec. 24, 1818; m. March, 1843, Benjamin 

F., son of Nathaniel and Anne (Estabrook) Hathern, of 

Windsor, Vt. 
Children: 

1. Ellen Janette* Hathern, b. Jan. 18, 1846. 

2. George Henry, b. Apr. 26, 1848; d. June 21, 1901. 

3. Susan Anne, b. Apr. 21, 1852. 

4. Flora Amanda, b. Aug. 5, 1857; d. about 1885; m. 
Mr. Wilkins. Had two daughters, a Miss Wilkins 
and Mrs. Inez W. Matthews, of Stowe, Vt. 

V. Susan, b. Nov. 29, 1820; d. Apr. 1, 1898, aged 78 years; m. 
Dec. 30, 1843, Isaac Leander, son of Isaac and Rosella (Clapp) 
Doten, of Barnard, Vt. 
Children : 

1, Frank Louis^ Doten, b. Aug. 16, 1846; d. May 14, 
1912; m. Charlotte Anne Bearup, of Laporte, Ind., 
Dec. 31, 1873. 

Children : 

1. Edith Lenore' Doten, b. Jan. 14, 1878; d. Aug. 
2, 1890. 

2. MiNA, b. July 15, 1879; m. George S. Power, 
May 21, 1901, 

Child: 

JoHNi" Power, b. July 3, 1902. 

2. Charles William, b. Oct. 31, 1848; d. Jan. 26, 1897; 
m. January, 1891, Sylvia Springer. 

vi. Oliver Holt, b. Oct. 30, 1824; d. Jan. 6, 1906, in South 

Woodstock, Vt., aged 82 years. Unm. 
vii. Louise Malvina, b. Oct. 20, 1826; d. Nov. 9, 1872, in Chicago, 

m. 

viii. Rosamond Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1831; m. March, 1858, 
Solomon F., son of Ebenezer and Deborah Whitney. Two 
children. Lived in Newfane, Vt. 

150. ix. Henry Melville, b. Oct. 25, 1834. 

131. JONATHAN" BRIDGE (118. Col. Ehenezer\ John\ 
Matthew\ Matthew^ John}), born in Lexington, May 23, 1787; 
died in Stowe, Vt., July 4, 1866, aged 79 years; married, Feb. 11, 
1812, Hannah, daughter of Simeon and Hannah (Bishop) Taylor 
of Windsor, Vt., born Apr. 8, 1793; died Mar. 23, 1867, aged 
74 years. 

Children : 

151. i. Erastus Taylor^ Bridge, b. Mar. 29, 1813. 

152. ii. Simeon, b. Sept. 1, 1816. 



240 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

iii, Hannah, b. Sept. 3, 1819, in Elmore, Vt.; d. Mar. 19, 1896, 
aged 77 years; m. Nov. 5, 1853, in Stowe, Benjamin Franklin, 
son of Benjamin Page and Mary Colson (Trufant) Kidder, of 
Groton, Mass., b. in Weathersfield, Vt., Jan. 21, 1817; d. 
May 28, 1893, aged 76 years. A farmer. Resided in Stowe, Vt. 
Children : 

1. Lucius Lysander* Kidder, b. Oct. 16, 1856; m. May 
12, 1881, Mary C. Tucker, b. in Elmore, January, 
1859; d. May 25, 1893. Res. Stowe. 

Children born in Stowe: 

1. George L.^ Kidder, b. Oct. 20, 1883; m. July, 
1919, Ruby Drown of St. Johnsbury, Vt. 
Children : 

1. Pauline H.i" Kidder, b. in 1920. 

2. Benjamin, b. Oct. 2, 1921. 

2. Carrie Mae, b. June 7, 1887; m. Feb. 14, 1914, 
Harry T. Duheyne. 

Children born in Morristown, Vt.: 

1. Mary Ruth^" Duheyne, b. Apr. 12, 1916. 

2. Harry Wayne, b. Jan. 9, 1920. 

3. Sybil, b. May 13, 1921. 

3. L. LeRoy, b. July 4, 1890; m. Mar. 8, 1919, Bessie 
Hayford. 

4. Wallace R., b. Sept. 19, 1892; m. Nov. 17, 1916, 
Helen E. Whitney, b. Sept. 18, 1897. 

2. Charles W., b. July 8, 1858; d. Nov. 5, 1859. 

iv. Pluma, b. July 29, 1821; d, Feb. 3, 1896, aged 77 years; m. 

Apr. 23, 1850, Haven Peter, son of Solomon and Hannah 

(Webster) Stowe, of Morristown, Vt., b. June 28, 1820; d. 

May 22, 1899, aged 79 years. They resided in Morris ville, Vt. 

Children : 

1. Dora G.^ Stowe, b. Jan. 9, 1854; d. July 26, 1857. 

2. Fluella Ruth, b. Aug. 16, 1858; d. Apr. 4, 1894 and 
buried in Stowe, Vt.; m. Dec. 24, 1884, Vernon, son of 
Edwin and Olive (Harrington) Bullard, b. Oct. 14, 
1858. He m. (II), May 22, 1895, Annabel Stowe, sister 
of Fluella. He was United States District Attorney, 
Burlington, Vt. 

Children : 
1. Haven Stowe« Bullard, b. Sept. 30, 1886; m. 
' Aug. 16, 1917, LuRA E., dau. of Edgar Marion and 

Nellie (Smart) Cook, b. Oct. 24, 1894. He served 
in the World War for eighteen months. Manager 
of the Bullard Lumber Company, North Hyde 
Park, Vt. 
Children: 

1. Ruth Rebeccaio Cook, b. June 21, 1918. 

2. Vernon Edgar, b. Jan. 28, 1920. 

3. Haven Stowe, b. Aug. 26, 1921. 



JOHN LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 241 

2. Ruth Augusta, b. Apr. 29, 1889; m. June 24, 
1918, Earle E. Benjamin, son of Elton and 
Bertha Quimby, b. May 9, 1889. He is a druggist 
in Plymouth, N. H. 
ChUd: 

Fluella Ruth"> Quimby, b. July 13, 1921. 

3. Haven Peter, Jr., b. and d. June 6, 1861. 

4. Mabel E., b. Apr. 19, 1863; d. Feb. 24, 1864. 

5. Annabel, b. July 16, 1865; m. May 22, 1895, 
Vernon Bullard. Res. 472 South Union Street, 
Burlington, Vt. (See Fluella Ruth, her sister.) 

153. V. Charles, b. Jan. 14, 1824. 

vi. Catharine Rood, b. Feb. 5, 1826; d. Feb. 11, 1907, aged 81 
years, in Stowe, Vt.; m. June 7, 1846, George Akeley, son 
of Joel and Mehitable (Akeley) Harris, b. Dec. 16, 1823; 
d. Mar. 18, 1911, in Stowe, aged 88 years. He was a life long 
Democrat, adhering to the principles of democracy at a time 
and in a community where to hold such a course required 
great courage. He was an astute student of affairs, and despite 
his political faith was honored by the community by being 
the recipient of many town oflBces. 
Children born in Elmore, Vt. : 

1. Charles Bridge^ Harris, b. Nov. 18, 1847; d. Jan. 
27, 1887, in Stowe; m. Aug. 14, 1872, Lillie, dau. of 
Richard Waite, of Stowe, b. July 18, 1849, in Stowe. 
He organized as a merchant in company with his 
brother, Joel, the firm of "Harris Brothers," Grand 
Rapids, Mich. She is now Mrs. Lillie Slayton and 
resides in Woodstock, Vt. 

2. Annette, b. Oct. 9, 1849; d. Feb. 18, 1878, in Grand 
Haven, Mich.; m. Aug. 4, 1869, Alba Holmes, b. in 
1847, in Stowe; d. Nov. 24, 1913, in Grand Rapids, 
Mich. 

ChUd: 

George' Holmes, b. Feb. 5, 1878, in Grand 
Rapids, Mich.; d. Apr. 29, 1882, in Stowe. 

3. Benton Joel, b. Oct. 21, 1850; d. Aug. 31, 1892, in 
Stowe; m. (I), in Grand Haven, Nov. 1, 1876, Frances 
Windsor, b. Feb. 21, 1854; d. in Gibbon, Neb., Sept. 1, 
1890; (II), September, 1891, in Waterbury,Vt., Adelaide 
Wescott. His widow resides in Stowe, Vt. 
Children : 

1. Catherine' Harris, b. and d. in Gibbon, Neb., 
eight months of age. 

2. Robert Benton, b. Aug. 1, 1886, in Gibbon; m. 
Annie Tanner, in Cheneyville, La. A farmer. 
Res, Cheneyville, La, 

4. Ida May, b. Dec. 5, 1853. Res. Stowe, Vt. 

5. Oscar George, b. June 29, 1856; m. Jan. 8, 1887, in 



242 JOHN BRIDGE FAAOLY IN AMERICA 

Burlington, Vt., Hattie IVIay Cutting, who d. Nov. 
22, 1916, in Springfield, Mass. He is a clerk. Res. 
Boston, Mass. 
6. Whitman Ferrin, b. May 28, 1858; d. Sept. 11, 1922, 
in Keene, N. H.; m. Dec. 6, 1885, in Stowe, Ellen M., 
dau. of James Wilson and Hannah (Howe) Stiles, b. 
July 18, 1867, in Stowe. He was a farmer. His widow 
resides in Keene, N. H. 
Children born in Stowe: 

1. George Stiles' Harris, b. Feb. 26, 1887; m. 
June 29, 1921, in Hackettstown, N. J., Anne 
Smith, dau. of George W. and Emma Louise 
(Hairhouse) Smith, b. in Hackettstown, N. J., 
Mar. 1, 1894. He graduated from the University 
of Vermont, 1909, Ph.B. Degree; Teacher of 
English, Head of Department of English, 1909- 
1922; graduated from the New Jersey Law School, 
1922, LL.B. Degrees; Instructor in New Jersey 
Law School; actively engaged in practice. Member 
of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta, Delta Theta 
Phi (legal). Author of Case Book on Crimes. 
Res. 19 Valley Road, Montclair, N. J. 

Child: 

George Stiles^" Harris, Jr., b. Apr. 27, 
1923, in Montclair, N. J. 

2. DwiGHT Wilson, b. Dec. 24, 1889; m. Apr. 15, 
1913, in St. Johnsbury, Vt., Florence Bean. 
He attended the University of Vermont, class of 
1912. At present, assistant cashier, Ashuelot 
Bank, Keene, N. H. Res. Keene, N. H. 
Children born in Keene: 

1. George Ransom'" Harris, b. Mar. 17, 1915. 

2. Philip Bean, b. Apr. 18, 1917. 

3. IVIargaret Mae, b. Nov. 11, 1895; m. in Stowe, 
Aug. 14, 1920, SuAiNER Denby Harrison. He is 
a contractor. He graduated from the Middlebury 
College, class of 1918, Degree of A.B. Taught 
French in Morristown, N. J., 1919-20. Member 
of Alpha Chi Sorority. Res. East Orange, N. J. 

4. Harlan Howe, b. Mar. 26, 1897; m. Mar. 2, 1922, 
in Springfield, Mass., Elizabeth Hunnewell. 
Saw service in the World War from Feb. 4, 1918 
to Aug. 23, 1919. Enlisted in Boston United States 
Marine, Feb. 4, 1918; trained at Paris Island, 
went to France, Apr. 22, 1918. First engagement — 
Belleau Wood with Second Division, June 7, 1918 
to July 7; Soissons, July 18 to July 22; St. Mihiel, 
Sept. 12 to Sept. 15; Champagne Sector, Oct. 2 to 
Oct. 13; Argonne Meuse, Nov. 1 to Nov. 11; 



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JOHN LINE, SIXTH GENERATION 243 

Army of Occupation, Dec. IC, 1918 to July 19, 
1919. Sailed for home, July 28, released Aug. 23, 
1919; honorably discharged, Feb. 13, 1922. Manager 
of supplies in garage. Res. Keene, N. H. 
5. Pauline Agnes, b. July 6, 1905. Res. Keene, N. H. 

7. Lucius Lester, b. Aug. 26, 1860; m. Nov. 9, 1886, in 
Stowe, Vt., Annie L., dau. of Vernon and Eliza (Kaiser) 
Wilkins, b, Jan. 14, 1866, in Stowe. Is agent for the 
Fire Insurance Companies; represented the Town in 
the State Legislature in 1906-7. Res. Stowe, Vt. 
Children born in Stowe: 

1. Grace Eliza* Harris, b. Apr. 14, 1891; d. Aug. 
26, 1891, in Stowe. 

2. Dorothy, b. July 7, 1894; m. Oct. 18, 1920, in 
Stowe, Clyde Edwin, son of Henry E. and Myra 
A. Nelson, b. July 5, 1885, in Wolcott, Vt. Member 
of Mystic Lodge No. 56, F. A. M. Res. Stowe. 

8. Fred Henry, b. July 15, 1862; m. Nov. 8, 1891, in 
Stowe, Lillie May Gregg, b. Dec. 22, 1871, in 
Shakopee, Minn. A farmer. Res. Stowe, Vt. 
Children born in Stowe: 

1. Benton Harold^ Harris, b. Dec. 30, 1892; m. 
April, 1916, Margaret Long of St. Johnsbury, Vt. 
Res. Glens Falls, N. Y. 

ChUd: 

Reardon Guy'" Harris, b. Jan. 27, 1917, in 
Wells River, Vt. 

2. Edward Gregg, b. Sept. 26, 1896. Saw service 
in the World War. Was the first Stowe boy to 
enlist but registered from Springfield, Mass. 
Went overseas with Troop A, Second Cavalry. 
Later belonged to Company A, 301st Batt. British 
Tank Service. Attended Syracuse University. 
Res. Glens Falls, N. Y. 

3. Walter Leroy, b. Mar. 25, 1899; d. June 1, 1903, 
in Burlington, Vt. 

4. Donald Paul, b. Dec. 11, 1900. Mill hand. Res. 
Stowe, Vt. 

5. Catherine Belle, b. Nov. 8, 1903. In college. 
Res. Stowe, Vt. 

6. Leslie Guy, b. Dec. 23, 1904; d. July 26, 1914, in 
Stowe. 

7. IvA May, b. May 2, 1908. 

8. Grace Ellen, b. Feb. 26, 1912. 

9. Gaylord Bridge, b. July 24, 1914. 
vii. Lucius, b. May 25, 1828; d. Oct. 8, 1859. 

viii. Harriet, b. May 9, 1831; d. July 28, 1895; m. in Boston, 
May 17, 1856, John Downer, son of Daniel and Harmony 
(Downer) Bridgman, b. July 9, 1834, in Hanover, N. Y.; 



244 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

d. June 21, 1919, aged 85 years. He was a graduate (Dartmouth) 
in sciences, and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Judica- 
ture of New Hampshire. In October, 1859, he went to Mobile, 
Ala.; in 1860, with a view of practicing law, but, foreseeing the 
war, went to Chicago for two years, and then returned to 
Hanover and became a farmer. He was always ready to 
battle for what he believed was right, regardless of who his 
opponent might be. An aunt of John D. Bridgman, Mrs. 
Laura Dewey Bridgman, b. Dec. 21, 1829; d. Mar. 24, 1889. 
She was the famous deaf, dumb and blind girl of whom Charles 
Dickens wrote so beautifully in his "American Notes." 
Children: 

1. John* Bridgman, b. Sept. 12, 1868; d. in infancy. 

2. Caroline Lee, b. Feb. 17, 1870; m. July 26, 1892, 
Burt Hiram Hapgood, of Reading, Vt., son of Solomon 
Kimball and Minerva Jane (Robinson) Hapgood, b. 
June 25, 1867; d. Feb. 5, 1919. Res. Lebanon, N. H. 
Child: 

Pauline' Hapgood, b. Dec. 31, 1900. 

3. Charles Bridge, b. Dec. 15, 1872. Res. Saranac 
Lake, N. Y. 

4. Harriet, b. May 19, 1874; d. Aug. 9, 1874. 

ix. Elizabeth Alcina, b. July 13, 1833; d. Sept. 18, 1855. 



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SEVENTH GENERATION 

132. CAPT. JOHN^ LAMSON (119. Josiah Lamson\ Anna 
Bridge^, John'^, Matthew^, Matthev^, John^), born in Topsfield, 
Mass., June 3, 1787; died there Oct. 3, 1856; married Sept. 22, 
1812, Priscilla, daughter of Ehjah and Mary (Gould) Averill, 
born in Topsfield, May 17, 1792; died Aug. 12, 1872, aged 80 years. 
Capt. Lamson was a farmer and lived in Topsfield. His wife was 
a direct descendant, in the eighth generation, of Governor Thomas 
Dudley, of Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

Children born in Topsfield: 

154. i. JosiAH Bridge* Lamson, b. Mar. 5, 1815. 

ii. Alathea Huntington, b. Mar. 9, 1817; d. Nov. 22, 1842. 
iii. Mercy Perkins, b. May 15, 1819; d. March, 1895, aged 76 

years; m. Joseph Beckett of Peabody. 
iv. Mary, b. Feb. 28, 1821; d. Sept. 15, 1873; m. Alfred 

Mackenzie, son of John and Betsey Mackenzie of Peabody, 

Aug, 7, 1851, in Gosport, N. H. He was b. in 1820. 
V. John, b. Oct. 28, 1823; d. June 29, 1825. 
vi. Priscilla Augusta, b. Oct. 28, 1828; d. in Salem, Apr. 25, 

1865; m. Frederic Porter, of Salem. 

155. vii. John Augustus, b. Mar. 3, 1831. 

133. JOSIAH^ LAMSON, M.D. (119. Josiah Lamson,^ Anna 
Bridge^, John*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born in Topsfield, 
Aug. 15, 1789; died in Essex, Apr. 16, 1870, aged 81 years; married 
(I) Sept. 9, 1824, in Essex, Rebecca E. Sargent, born in 1807; 
died Mar. 22, 1837; (II) Betsey, daughter of Nehemiah and Sarah 
Dodge, Apr. 30, 1839, in Essex, where she was born Nov. 1797; 
died there Oct. 1, 1875, aged 78 years. He was a physician, gradu- 
ated from Harvard College in 1814, and began the practice of 
medicine in Chebasco, Mass., in 1818. Resided in Essex, Mass. 

Children born in Essex: 

i. Mary Jane* Lamson, b. in 1825; d. Oct. 22, 1890; m. May 
17, 1856, Edwin, son of Tappan and Maria Sargent, of Essex, 
b. in South Hampton, N. H., in 1820. Resided in Essex. 

ii. Augusta, b. ; m. George W., son of George W, and 

Ann P. Burnham, of Essex, Oct. 13, 1855, where he was b. in 
1826. 
iii. Alvan Faulkner, b. Aug. 2, 1832; d. in Chelsea, Mass., 
July 30, 1899; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Stodder, in 
Boston, Apr. 8, 1852, b. in Boston in 1832; d. in Chelsea, 
August, 1903, aged 71 years. He was a photographer in Chelsea, 
where he resided. 



246 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children: 

1. Sarah Lizzie^ Lamson, b. Feb. 28, 1853, in Boston; 
d. in Chelsea, Jan. 3, 1859. 

2. JosiAH, b. in Chelsea, Feb. 12, 1855; d. there, Dec. 4, 
1886; m. Sept. 5, 1883, Mrs. Emeline J. Smith, dau. 
of Rufus H. and Delia A. Moulton, b. in Charlestown 
in 1858; buried in Essex. 

3. Alvan L., b. in Chelsea, Mar. 4, 1861; m. Jan. 19, 1887, 
Ada R., dau. of Ephraim H. and Elizabeth A. Johnson, 
of Peabody, where she was b. in 1852. He was a photog- 
rapher and resided in Chelsea. 

Children, born in Chelsea: 

1. Freddie^" Lamson, b. and d. July 18, 1888. 

2. Mabel E., b. Nov. 1, 1889; d. Feb. 9, 1890. 

3. A child, b. and d. Apr. 30, 1891. 

134. MARCY7 PERKINS (120. Elizabeth Lamson\ Anna 
Bridge^, John'^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born in Topsfield, 
Apr. 6, 1780; died May 3, 1857, aged 77 years; married Dec. 28, 
1802, Capt. Ebenezer, son of John and Hannah (Smith) Peabody, 
born in Topsfield, Sept. 14, 1778; died July 6, 1825. 
Children born in Topsfield : 

i. Ebenezer^ Peabody, b. Nov. 7, 1803; d. Jan. 30, 1871; m. 
Oct. 15, 1833, Abigail, dau. of Elijah and Ruth (Fiske) 
Perkins, b. Jan. 26, 1808; d. Nov. 27, 1891, aged 83 years. 
Children : 

1. Ebenezer' Peabody, Jr., b. May 26, 1834; m. in 
Topsfield, May 13, 1866, Mrs. Mary Eliza (Burnham) 
Mears, dau. of Richard and Mary Ann (Sargent) 
Burnham, b. in Essex, in 1834. 

2. Elias Putnam, b. Oct. 17, 1836; m. in Dan vers, Apr. 
17, 1860, Caroline, dau. of G. W. and Louisa (Perley) 
Hood, b. in Topsfield, in 1838. 

3. Lucy Abby, b. Feb. 7, 1839. 

4. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 26, 1842; d. June 24, 1879, 
Unm. 

5. Alden Perkins, b. Mar. 10, 1845; d. June 22, 1906; m. 
in Topsfield, Lydia Adams, dau. of Moses and Sarah 
(Adams) Wildes, b. in Topsfield, Dec. 24, 1849. 
Children born in Topsfield: 

1. Laura Abbyi» Peabody, b. May 3, 1873; d. Feb. 
28, 1894. 

2. Alice May, b. Jan. 14, 1879. 

3. Grace Garfield, b. Aug. 4, 1881. 

4. Eben Alden, b. Nov. 4, 1884. 

6. William Arthur, b. Oct. 28, 1849; d. Sept. 15, 1851. 
ii. Mercy, b. June 11, 1805; d. Aug. 15, 1885, aged 80 years; 

m. February, 1835, Amos Fiske. 



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iii. JosiAH (Rev.), b. June 7, 1807; d. in Stamford, Ct., June 20, 
1873; m. April, 1841, Mary Lawrence Herbert, b. in 
Ellsworth, Me., Feb. 11, 1817. He graduated at Dartmouth 
College in 1836 and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1840. 
He went as a missionary of the "A. B. C. F. M." (Congrega- 
tional) to Erzroum, Turkey, Apr. 27, 1841; transferred to 
Constantinople in 1855; returned to the United States in 1860. 
Children: 

1. Herbert^ Peabody, b. in Erzroum in 1843; d. in 1844. 

2. ]VL^.RY Charles, b. June 10, 1848; d. J'eb. 8, 1887. 

3. Anne Lucy, b. Aug. 11, 1850. 

4. B. and d. in 1854. 



5. B. and d. in 1854. J '^'^^"^• 

6. JosiAH Charles, b. in Constantinople, Dec. 16, 1858. 
iv. Elizabeth (twin to Josiah), b. June 7, 1807; d. Feb. 0, 1881, 

aged 71^. years. TJnm. 
V. Ezra, b. July 2, 1810; d. Aug. 15, 1885, aged 75 years. Unm. 
vi. Lucy, b. Aug. 21, 1812; d. Apr. 2, 1853; m. Mar. 10, 1835, 

Benjamin Conant Perkins. 
vii. Mary Ann, b. May 31, 1815; m. June 2, 1835, William 

Henry Mears. 
viii. John, b. Apr. 12, 1817; d. Apr. 26, 1883. Unm. 
ix. Ephraim, b. Jan. 14, 1820;d. Mar. 11, 1888;m (I) . in Dan vers, 
Dec. 5, 1844, Lavinia C, dan. of Oliver and Mary Woodbury, 
b. in Wenham, Apr. 6, 1819; d. Mar. 20, 1870; (II), Apr. 22, 
1875, Ellen A., dau. of Israel and Serena (Towne) Berry, 
b. in Andover in 1840. Child: 

Louis Ephraim^ Peabody, b. Feb. 16, 1877. 

135. EZRA^ PERKINS (120. Elizabeth Lamson\ Anna Bridget 
John^, Matthew^, Matthew"^, John^), born in Topsfield, Dec. 22, 
1782; died May 18, 1871, aged 89 years; married Mar. 29, 1802, 
Mary Peabody, born Jan. 25, 1788; died Oct. 9, 1861, aged 
73 years. He removed to Essex, which was formerly called Che- 
basco Parish, Ipswich. He was a shoemaker. 

Children born in Chebasco Parish: 

i. Moses Broadstreet^ Perkins, b. June 30, 1803; d. suddenly, 
Mar. 21, 1883, aged 80 years; m. Oct. 13, 1827, Lydia, dau. of 
John and Sally (Gardner) Proctor. He was a farmer and 
shoemaker. 
Children: 
1. Gardners Perkins, b. Aug. 2, 1828; m. Jan. 2, 1853, 
Martha, dau. of Eli and Eunice Bray of Gloucester, 
where she was b. in 1832. 
Children : 
1. George Gardner^" Perkins, b. Feb. 28, 1854; 
m. Dec. 27, 1874, Hattie Perkins, b. in Gloucester, 
Aug. 30, 1855. 



248 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

2. Charles E., b. Mar. 9, 1856, 

3. Frank P., b. June 15, 1861. 

2. John Jay, b. Jan. 16, 1833; m. Eliza Forbush, of 
Hardwick, Mass., b. in 1831; d. Mar. 28, 1883. 

3. Leverett, b. Dec. 2, 1839; d. Sept. 28, 1881; m. Nov. 
21, 1859, Elizabeth C, dau. of Gilman P. and Elizabeth 
Allen, of Essex, b. Dec. 24, 1846. He was a shoemaker. 
Resided in Essex, Mass. One child, Emma Proctor, b. 
Mar., 1860. 

4. Mary E., b. June 25, 1848; d. Sept. 12, 1848. 

ii. Ezra, b. Sept. 3, 1807; m. Oct. 27, 1831, Joanna G., dau. of 
John W. and Joanna (Girdler) Allen, of Manchester, b. June 
23, 1810. For many years he was Senior Deputy Sheriff of 
Essex County, Mass., his commission bearing date 1854. 
He was a Justice of the Peace. Resided in Essex, Mass. 
ChUd: 

Albert Woodbury^ Perkins, b. Mar. 4, 1833; d. Oct. 

5, 1862; m. June, 1856, Alice M. Knout of Halifax, 

N. S. 
iii. Jonathan C. (Hon.), b. Nov. 21, 1809; d. Dec. 12, 1877; m. 
June 1, 1837. (I) Caroline Story, dau. of Capt. Andrew 
Burgess, b. Feb. 3, 1812; d. Feb. 21, 1838; (II), Elizabeth 
Grafton, Mar. 4, 1840, dau. of Robert Brookhouse, a wealthy 
merchant of Salem, b. Apr. 11, 1821; d. Feb. 24, 1883. He 
was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and 
graduated from Amherst College in 1832; studied law in Dane 
Law School, Cambridge, 1835; was Judge of Court of Common 
Pleas from 1848 to 1859. He was an eminent lawyer and com- 
piled many valuable law books. A trustee of Amherst College 
for 1850; member of the State Constitutional Convention, 
besides holding many other offices of honor and trust among his 
fellow citizens. 

Children born in Salem, Mass.: 

1. Eliza Grafton' Perkins, b. Jan. 24, 1841; d. Mar. 2, 
1841. 

2. Caroline Burgess, b. June 21, 1844; m. June 4, 1867, 
Dr. Arthur Kemble. 

3. Henry Grafton, b. Aug. 16, 1846; d. Dec. 10, 1857. 

4. Eliza Brookhouse, b. Dec. 12, 1849; m. Oct. 5, 1868, 
John, son of Tucker and Eliza (Silver) Deland. Res. 
Andover, Mass. Child: 

JoHNio Deland, b. July 7, 1869. 

5. Henry, b. Oct. 19, 1852; m. Feb. 12, 1884, Jennie 
Ten Eyck Roberts. 

6. Mary, b. July 22, 1855; m. Oct. 10, 1877, William, 
son of Philip H. Wentworth. He was a commission 
merchant. Res. Garden City, L. I., New York. 
Child: 

Martha KembleI" Wentworth, b. June 25, 1878. 



JOHN LINE. SEVENTH GENERATION 249 

7. Charles Brookhouse, b. May 19, 18G1; m. Dec. 25, 
1882, Jeannette, dau. of William A. ami Caroline 
(Rideout) Burbeck, b. in Salem, July 31, 1862. 
Child: 

Grafton Brookhouse^" Perkins, b. Oct. 6, 1883. 

136. NATHANIEL^ PERKINS (120. Elizabeth Lamson\ 
Anna Bridge^, John*, Matthew^, Maitheio^, John^), born in Topsfield, 
Nov. 17, 1785; died Aug. 31, 1854; married June 8, 1808, Judith 
Smith, of Ipswich; died Apr. 29, 1858. 

Children : 

i. Mary Ann* Perkins, b. in 1809; d, July 20, 1828. 
ii. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 30, 1813; d. in Topsfield, June 22, 1846; 

m. Dec. 1, 1836, Lucy, dau. of Paul and Nancy (Moulton) 

Porter, b. May 8, 1816. A farmer. 
Children : 

1. George Cowles' Perkins, b. Feb. 9, 1838; d. Dec. 28, 
1858. 

2. Nathaniel Porter, b. Nov. 7, 1840, m. Charlotte E., 
dau. of Henry and Elizabeth (Woodbury) Patch, 
May 23, 1872. Res. W^enham, Mass. 

He was one of the most prominent and useful citizens; 
was chairman of Selectmen, and a member of School 
Board. 
Child: 
George Alden" Perkins, b. Mar. 22, 1874, 

3. Albert Smith, b. June 8, 1845; d. in Topsfield, Apr. 
11, 1846. 

iii. Judith Smith, b. Mar. 21, 1816; d. Aug. 16, 1826. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. June 12, 1821; m. Thomas M. Lane. 
V. Abigail, b. 1825; d. Sept. 9, 1845; m. in 1844, Robert S. 

Perkins. 
vi. Caleb Kimball, b. Nov. 23, 1830; d. Aug. 25, 1861; m. Jan. 1, 

1858, Mary L., dau. of Joel R. and Mary Peabody. A farmer. 
Children : 

1. Abby Frances^ Perkins, b. Dec. 14, 1858; d. Feb. 16, 
1859. 

2. George William, b. Dec. 14, 1860; M.D. (Harvard 
College) 1884. 

3. Arthur Kimball, b. May 22, 1861, 

137. SAMUEL^ GOULD (122. Abigail Lamson\ Anna Bridge^ 
John'^, Matthew^, Mattheid^, John^), born Apr. 5, 1785; died Apr. 9, 
1860, aged 75 years; married May 6, 1807, Mary Long, born 
October, 1785; died July 29, 1870, aged 85 years. 

Children : 

i. Samuel Lamson* Gould, b. Mar. 26, 1809; d. Jan. 16, 1892, 
aged 83 years; m. (I), Aug. 11, 1834, in Belfast, Me., Ann, 



250 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

dau. of William and Sally (Farrington) Poor, of Andover, Me., 
b. May 18, 1815; d. Feb. 28, 1869; (11), Althea H. Stearns. 
He was a clergyman and physician. Resided in Bristol, 
Boothbay, Orrington, Albany and Bethel, Me. 
Children by his first wife: 

1. William K^ison* Gould, b. Jan. 19, 1836; d. May 7, 
1838. 

2. IVLlry Greenleaf, b. July 19, 1837; m. Jime 5, 1857, 
George Morrell, who d. in the Civil War, Feb. 11, 
1863. Res. Bethel, Me. 

3. Samuel Lamson, b. July 6, 1839; d. in Key West, 
Aug. 21, 1862. He was a Surgeon in the United States 
Navy. 

4. Clara Atwood, b. May 10, 1841; d. in Crookston, 
Minn., Dec. 11, 1887; m. October, 1865, George H. 
Holt. 

5. William Poor, b. Mar. 31, 1844; d. in Fredericksburg, 
Va., May 16, 1864, from wounds received in the Battle 
of the Wilderness. 

6. Sarah Kimball, b. Nov. 11, 1845. Res. Bolton, Mass. 

7. Ella Talbot, b. May 7, 1848. She was a teacher in 
Boston. 

8. Anote Parker, b. Feb. 20, 1851. 

9. Alice Jeannette, b. June 12, 1855; m. Herbert F. 
TwiCHELL, May 14, 1855. 

10. Isabella Bennett, b. Oct. 7, 1858. Res. Portland, Me. 
ii. Ansel, b. Feb. 7, 1811; d. May 27, 1885, aged 7^ years; m. 
June 23, 1859, ^L\tilda Radcliffe, of Andover, Mass., b. 
in 1831; d. June 12, 1880. No children, 
iii. Charles, b. Apr. 15, 1814; m. Elizabeth Averill, dau. 
of John and Mary (AverUl) Gould, of Topsfield, Mass., b. 
Dec. 6, 1816; d. Jan. 14, 1881. Resided in Topsfield. 
Children : 

1. Mary Elizabeth' Gould, b. July 23, 1839. Unm. 

2. Sarah Jane, b. Feb. 27, 1841; m. June 17, 1866, John 
Bailey, of Topsfield. One son. 

3. Charles Wallace, b. Feb. 14, 1848; m. Nov. 27, 1873, 
Jean Holley. No children. 

4. George Ansel, b. Apr. 10, 1849. Unm. 1895. 

5. WiLLL\M Pitman, b. Jan. 9, 1855; m. Aug. 23, 1882, 
Mattie E., dau. of Lucius W. and Mary L. (Gould) 
Nichols. 

138. J0SL\H7 GOULD (122. Ahigail Lamson\ Anna Bridge^ 
John\ Matthew^, Matthew^, John'^), born Jan. 8, 1789; died Apr. 
26, 1851; married (Int.), Apr. 4, 1816, Betsey, daughter of Dea. 
John and Ruth (Perkins) Gould, born Jan. 5, 1799; died Nov. 23, 
1827. Deacon John was a Revolutionary soldier, out on the 
Lexington alarm. 



JOHN LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 251 

Children: 

i. JosiAH Lamson* Gould, b. Oct. 20, 1817; d. Oct. 26, 1880; m. 
Apr. 5, 1849, Mary Ann Small, b. in 1827; d. Dec. 8. 1884. 
No children, 
ii. Daniel, b. June 12, 1820; m. (I), Nov. 29, 1844; Mary Ann 
Sears, b. in 1819; d. July 10, 1847, in Boxford, Mass.; (II), 
Apr. 30, 1851, Hannah G. Dodge, b. May 12, 1820, in Wenham, 
Mass.; (Ill), Sept. 4, 1853, Lydia Ripley. 
Children : 

1. Daniel Herbert' Gould (by first wife), b. Oct. 5, 
1845, in Topsfield; was taken prisoner in the Civil War, 
starved to death in Salisbury Prison, N. C. 

2. John Henry, b. June 5, 1847, in Boxford; d. Sept. 13, 
1852. 

3. Benjamin Dodge (by second wife), Jan. 3, 1852; d. 
Sept. 13, 1852. 

4. Willie Burton (by third wife), b. Mar. 25, 1854. 

5. Arthur Kenney, b. May 16, 1855; m. May 20, 1879, 
Olive J. Littlefield. 

6. Lydia E., b. Mar. 17, 1857; d. Mar. 19, 1881; m. July 
23, 1880, Frank Robinson of Danvers. 

7. Hannah M., b. Nov. 11, 1859; d. Sept. 29, 1861. 

8. Eugene Howard, b. Dec. 30, 1861. 

9. Lyman Ellsworth, b. May 22, 1864. 

10. Ernest Putnam, b. July 12, 1865; m. Harriet 
Bennett. 

11. Austin Leroy, b. Feb. 14, 1867, 

12. Charles Everett, b. Dec. 23, 1873; d. Feb. 21, 1875. 
iii. Abigail, b. Nov. 30, 1822; m. Oct, 29, 1844, Charles A. 

Elliott. 
Children : 

1, Mary Abby' Elliott, b. Feb, 20, 1845; m, Norman 
McLeod. 

2, Harriet Elizabeth, b, Apr. 27, 1847; m. John 
Perkins. 

3, Charles Loring, b. Feb. 27, 1851; m. Myron Trask. 

4, Ella Minerva, b. Dec. 19, 1853; m. Joseph Griffin. 

5, Lillian Wentworth, b. May 23, 1862; m. Edward 
Rollins. 

iv. Mary Jane, b. Dec. 30, 1824; m. Apr. 18, 1841, Elisha A. 
Hood, b. 1822; d, July 30, 1873, 
Children : 

1. Edward Augustus' Hood, b. Sept. 17, 1845. 

2. Mary Alice, b. Mar. 21, 1849; m. Charles Beckford. 

3. Elizabeth Herrick, b. Apr. 16, 1852; d. Dec. 17, 1852. 

4. Walter Gould, b. Mar. 9, 1854; d. Sept. 29, 1879. 

5. Nellie Brown, b. June 25, 1858. 

V. John, b. Dec. 5, 1826; d. Apr. 14, 1880; m. Nov. 25, 1852, 
Mary A. Hutchinson, of Middleton. She was b. Apr. 6, 1833. 



252 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children : 

1. JosiAH LoRiNG^ Gould, b. Dec. 22, 1854; m. Jan. 4, 
1882, Sarah Josephine, dau. of Dudley and Mehi table 
Bradstreet. 

2. Charles Augustus, b. May 17, 1858. 

3. Florence May, b. Mar. 20, 1864. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 12, 1828; d. Apr. 23, 1890; m. Mar. 8, 
1860, Henry Long; d. Aug. 19, 1871. Child: 

LiLiA Catharine* Long, b. Jan. 19, 1861; d. Sept. 
22, 1874. 
vii. Lucy Ann, b. Mar. 16, 1831. 

viii. Ellen Mehitable, b. June 9, 1833; m. May 19, 1853, Eluah 
Bradstreet. Res. Danvers. 
Children: 

1. Ella Maria' Bradstreet, b. August, 1854. 

2. Walter Howard, b. April, 1858. 

3. Clara Endicott, b. February, 1861. 

4. Nellie Florence. 

5. HiLAND Page, b. June, 1869. 
ix. Esther Maria, b. Jan. 30, 1837. 

139. REV. ASARELAH MORSE^ BRIDGE (126. Dea. 
Josiah^, Rev. Josiah^, John*, Matthew^, Matthew"^, JohrO), born 
Jan. 21, 1810, in Lancaster, Mass.; died in Marshfield, Mass., 
Dee. 11, 1865; buried in Hampton Falls, N. H.; married (I) July 
31, 1838, Martha Smith, daughter of Rev. Alpheus and Sarah 
(Bridge) Harding, who died May 21, 1841; (II) June 4, 1844, 
Mary Ann, daughter of David and Sophia (Jenkins) FuUam, 
of Fitzwilliam, N. H., born Dec. 5, 1819; died Apr. 20, 1887. 
When fourteen years of age, Mr. Bridge entered a store in Boston, 
where he remained for six years. He then studied for two 
and one-half years at the New Salem Academy; taught school 
one winter at Hubbardston, and one winter at Petersham. He 
graduated from Cambridge Divinity School in 1835. On the 
second of August, 1835, he commenced preaching as a candidate 
for the pastorate of the First Congregational (Unitarian) Church 
of Norton, Mass. His services were acceptable to the congregation, 
and on the twenty-eighth of December following, he was unan- 
imously invited by the society to settle with them as their pastor 
in the gospel ministry. He was ordained in Norton, Jan. 27, 
1836, and served till November, 1840. Later he was pastor of a 
church in Standish, Maine. In 1851 he became pastor of First 
Parish Unitarian Church of Hampton Falls, N. H., founded in 
1712, where among his predecessors was, from 1781 to his death 
in 1798, the Rev. Dr. Samuel Langdon, distinguished scholar 
and theologian and, previously. President of Harvard College; 
nd Jacob Abbott, educator, and author of over two hundred 




REV. ASARELAH iMORSE BRIDGE 



JOHN LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 253 

books, who was born in 1803 and died in 1879. Later he became 
pastor in Standish, Maine, and Hampton Falls, N. H. He was a 
man of the finest culture and of the largest and most liberal 
Christian character. His love, care and kindness extended to, 
and embraced, every person in the community. He had no narrow 
sectarianism, but was willing to welcome truth from any source. 
As a citizen he was public spirited and interested in all progress and 
improvements. He could have commanded a large salary, and a 
settlement over some of the largest churches in the denomination. 
His health became impaired, and he closed his pastorate in the 
spring of 1865 after serving for fourteen years. 
Children: 

i. Frederick Harding' Bridge, b. in Norton, Mass., Sept. 1, 

1839; d. May 29, 1869, in Winchester, Mass. 
ii. Mary Ellen, b. July 31, 1846; d. Oct. 8, 1888, in Winchester. 
156, iii. Charles Lee Follen, b. January 16, 1849. 

iv. Emma, b. Aug. 19, 1853; d. Nov. 17, 1872, in Winchester. 

140. JOSIAH^ BRIDGE (126. Dea. Josiah\ Rev. Josiah\ 
John*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born May 4, 1816, in Lancaster, 
Mass.; died in Cincinnati, Mar. 22, 1876; buried in Spring Grove 
Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio; married Sept. 21, 1840, in Piqua, 
Ohio, Eleanor, daughter of Major Joshua and Eleanor (Gates) 
Harrington, born May 23, 1813, in Troy, N. H.; died Mar. 7, 1882. 
Josiah was a celebrated teacher in Cincinnati and elsewhere for 
many years until his death. He went to Ohio in 1837 from Lowell, 
Mass., and at first taught in Urbana. Becoming seriously ill, his 
sister Nancy hastened to his bedside and also Miss Harrington of 
East Alstead, N. H., to whom he was engaged, and was duly 
married. He was an enthusiastic Freemason, was "the soul of 
honor and a true Christian." 

Children : 

i. George Worrall' Bridge, b. Sept. 26, 1841; d. Aug. 8, 1866. 

Unm. 

ii. Nancy Eirene, b. Nov. 29, 1843; d. Feb. 18, 1913, in Piqua, 

Ohio, aged 70 years; m. June 26, 1895, Horace J. Rollin, 

of Piqua, Ohio. He is an artist and writer. Res. Piqua, Ohio. 

iii. Martha Harding, b. Apr. 14, 1846. A teacher. Retired. 

Res. 229 Kearney Ave., Hartwell, Cincinnati, Ohio, 
iv. William Frederick, b. Jan. 10, 1848, in Trenton; d. June 11, 

1870, in Cincinnati, 
v. Lucy Anne Waldron, b. Aug. 8, 1849, in Amanda, Ohio; d. 
Aug. 9, 1907, in Madisonville, Ohio; m. in Madisonville, June 
28, 1905, James A. Ferris. 

The three daughters, following the calling of their father, 
were teachers in Cincinnati, from early womanhood. 



254 JOHN BRIDGE FAJVnLY IN AMERICA 

141. WILLIAM FREDERICK^ BRIDGE (126. Dea. Josiah\ 
Rev. Josiah^, John*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), bom Feb. 15, 
1821; died Feb. 20, 1892, aged 71 years; married Feb. 24, 1850, 
Elizabeth Guild, daughter of Rev. Jaazaniah Crosby, D.D., 
Harvard College, 1810, and of Huldah Robinson (Sage) Crosby. 
Elizabeth was born July 10, 1827; died Apr. 10, 1904. Harvard 
College, 1846; ordained at East Lexington, Mass., Nov. 7, 1849; 
Cambridge Divinity, 1849. 

Rev. William Frederick Bridge, who compiled the 1884 edition 
of this Genealogy, would have dismissed all account of himself 
with the above statement, of which all but the last line is from 
his hand. His children (urged to present a fuller picture of a man 
whose whole life was one of loyal devotion to the two great kindred 
causes of rehgion and education), would reply with a brevity and 
restraint that would not offend their father were he still on earth. 
As a clergyman, Mr. Bridge was a man of profound faith and 
reverence, of open mind and of utter fearlessness in facing the 
truth. In these days, when it takes no heroism to stand by liberal 
convictions, his children can still glow with pride in the memory 
that when his Unitarian brethren were barring Theodore Parker 
from their pulpits, Mr. Parker had always a most cordial welcome 
to the home and pulpit of Mr. Bridge. Fearless and reverent 
quest for truth made it natural for jMr. Bridge to accept Gerritt 
Smith's call to him in his Dublin pastorate, just after the Civil 
War, to what seemed a wider field in taking charge of the academy 
and chapel in Peterboro, N. Y., as well as becoming Gerritt 
Smith's right hand in his social service labors. Henceforth, his 
main work was teaching in school and college, with occasional 
preaching, to the end. He has left his children the priceless legacy 
of a loyal life. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth Crosby* Bridge, b. Apr. 11, 1851, in Lexington, 
Mass.; graduated from the Salem, Mass., Normal School in 
February, 1870. Taught in Robinson Female Seminary, 
Exeter, N. H., January, 1870 — June, 1883. Conducted 
private schools in Boston, Waltham and Weston, Mass., 
1885-1914. Res. 51 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass. 
ii. William, b. Feb. 20, 1853; d. Feb. 22, 1854. 
iii. Anne Palfrey, b. in Lexington, Mass., Dec. 19, 1854; d. 
May 27, 1911, in Cambridge; m. July 10, 1879, in Yellow 
Springs, Ohio, William Taggard, son of Solomon and Mary 
Elizabeth (Taggard) Piper, of Cambridge, Mass., b. in Boston, 
Aug. 9, 1853; d. July 24, 1911, in Cambridge. 

Anne Palfrey Bridge graduated from the Boston High 
School, taught in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Wilmington, 
N. C. In 1904 she was the prime mover in the founding of the 




THE REVEREND WILLIAM F. BRIDGE 



JOHN LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 2fi5 

Cambridge Visiting Nursing Association and was its president 
from that time until her death in 1911. 

William Taggard Piper's ancestry goes back to early colonial 
times. He was educated in the city schools and in the Latin 
School; he entered Harvard College at the age of sixteen years, 
becoming a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society; he 
graduated from Harvard College in 1874; Ph.D., Harvard 
College, 1883. Was in Europe for four years studying at 
Trinity College, Cambridge, England, and at the University 
of Leipzig. 

Mr. Piper was a born student, while at thesame time becoming 
actively associated with many organizations, municipal, 
social, philanthropic, historical, and especially acting as 
organizer, secretary, director and vice-president of the 
Associated Charities of Cambridge, Mass., becoming deeply 
interested in the Avon Home for Children. He became its 
vice-president in 1888 and from 1892 its president. In his 
will, he gave a most generous donation to this institution. 
In 1888 he became a member of the Common Council, and 
in 1890 a member of the Board of Aldermen of the City of 
Cambridge. In 1891 his greatest public service was as a 
member of the School Committee, reaching the presidency 
of that board in 1892, and retiring in 1909. Mr. Piper became 
deeply interested in public libraries, — The Boston Athenaeum, 
The New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Colonial 
Society of Massachusetts, and the Cambridge Historical 
Society. In many of these various lines of useful service, he 
found special encouragement in the helpfulness of his wife, 
Anne Palfrey Piper, which continued until her death. During 
the hour of his funeral, July 28, 1911, the Public Library 
and its branches were closed by order of the Trustees. 
Children born in Cambridge: 

1. William Bridge' Piper, b. Nov. 21, 1880; m. Jan. 14, 
1914, in East Tawas, Mich., Stella Mae, dau. of 
Benjamin and Charlotte (Valley) Oakes. She was b. 
May 29, 1876, in Blaine, Me. He graduated from 
Harvard College, 1903, (A.B.); Yale Forestry School, 
M. F., 1905; with United States Forest Service, 1905- 
1915; Farmer in East Tawas, Mich., in 1915, and for 
several years later; also member of the School 
Committee, East Tawas, and member of the Board of 
Supervisors. Res. East Tawas. 

2. Elizabeth Bridge, b. Sept. 19, 1883; Radcliffe College, 
A.B. 1906; A.M. 1911; Chairman Cambridge Child 
Welfare Committee; W. C. N. during War; Member 
of the Cambridge Visiting Nursing Association Board, 
1911; Chairman of the Infant Welfare Committee, 
Ward 4, 1914-1922. Res. 51 Brattle Street, Cambridge, 
Mass. 



256 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

3. Anne Taggakd, b. Sept. 26, 1887; m. Matthew Hale, 
Jr., son of Matthew and Mary (Lee) Hale, of Albany, 
Feb. 23, 1907, in Cambridge, Mass. He was b. in 
Albany, N. Y., May 30, 1882; Harvard College, 1903. 
Res. 1334 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D. C. 
Children : 

1. AnneI" Hale, b. June 3, 1908, in Cambridge, Mass. 

2. Matthew, b. Nov. 21, 1909, in Boston. 

3. Elizabeth Crosby, b, June 11, 1912, in Boston. 

4. Mary Lee, b. in Boston, Dec. 3, 1914; d. there, 
Apr. 4, 1915. 

5. Ellen, b. in Boston, Dec. 7, 1916. 

4. Ralph Crosby, b. Aug. 29, 1890; m. June 15, 1914, 
Catherine Worcester Cutler, in Newton Center, 
Mass., dau. of Frederick Farley and Edith Carey 
(Worcester) Cutler, of Newton Center, b. Feb. 16, 1895. 
He was an Ensign during the War and aide to Com- 
mandant, Charlestown Navy Yard. Harvard College, 
A.B. 1912; LL.B. 1914. Member of the law firm of 
Warren, Garfield, Whiteside & Lamson; Specialty, 
Income Tax Law. Res. Hobart Road, Newton, Mass. 
Children: 

1. Ralph Crosby^" Piper, Jr., b. Apr. 1, 1916; d. 
May 2, 1917. 

2. Margaret, b. Nov. 14, 1918. 

3. Anne, b. Jan. 23, 1920. 

4. Catharine, b. Feb. 22, 1921. 

iv. James Crosby, b. in Dublin, N. H., Jan. 26, 1857; m. Apr. 4, 
1900, Mary Murry, dau. of Major Alexander and Mary 
Elizabeth (Kennett) Murry, b. in Glendale, Ohio. He has 
spent most of his life in farming, but the past ten years as mill- 
wright in a Cincinnati factory, 
v. Henry Whitney, b. Aug. 16, 1858, in Dublin, N. H.; m. Dec. 
14, 1887, Fannie Gregory, dau. of Edward and Emily Rice 
Gregory, b. Jan. 4, 1863, in Edenton, Clermont Co., Ohio. 
He followed the machinist trade for many years; now a 
salesman. Res. 3540 Eden Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Children born in Cincinnati, Ohio: 
1. Clara Gregory' Bridge, b. Nov. 29, 1888. She 
graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music 
in 1911, and is a member of the faculty of the Cincinnati 
Conservatory of Music, her department being that of 
piano and harmony. She is also the special instructor 
for the blind. The Braille system is employed, and 
Miss Bridge has had most remarkable success in giving 
blind students a musical knowledge as comprehensive 
as that of the student possessing sight. She has a 
musically creative mind and some of her compositions 
will doubtless find high approval by lovers of music. 




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JOHN LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 257 

Miss Bridge is a most worthy descendant of John Bridge, 
the Puritan, of very attractive personality, with liosts 
of friends. Res. 3540 Eden Avenue, Cincinnati. 

2. Edward Crosby, b. Dec. 4, 189G; d. July 4, 1899. 

3. Walter Griest, b. Oct. 31, 1898. He enlisted Mar. 13, 
1917, before War was declared, in Cincinnati, Ohio, 
when eighteen years of age. He served in France and 
Belgium. Left United States, June 22, 1918. Res. 3540 
Eden Avenue, Cincinnati. 

vi. William Frederick, Jr., b. Jan. 12, 18G1; A.B., University 
of Cincinnati, 1884; Harvard University, 1885; d. May 2G, 1890. 
vii. Josiah, b. June 21, 1862; m. June 29, 1899, in Oswego, N. Y.; 
Grace Gertrude, dau. of Carl C. and Lydia (Church) Fuller; 
Harvard University, A.B. 1884, Ph.D., Harvard College, 1889; 
Head of Greek Department, Westminster School, Simsbury, 
Conn., 1889-1919; Head of Classical Department of Ethel 
Walker School, Simsbury, Conn., 1919; Director of Studies, 
Ethel Walker School, 1920; Member of Simsbury, Connecticut, 
School Board, 1915; Chairman, Simsbury School Board, 1920. 
Res. Simsbury, Conn. 
Children : 

1. JoHN^ Bridge, b. in Madisonville, Ohio, May 10, 1900; 
A.B. Harvard University, 1921; was awarded the Seldon 
prize fellowship from Harvard University, 1922, which is 
awarded for study and travel. Res. Simsbury, Conn. 

2. Elizabeth Crosby, b. in Simsbury, Apr. 17, 1905. 
viii. Herbert Sage, b. July 4, 1865; m. Aug. 17, 1889, Therese 

Hill, second daughter of Franklin Chapman and Theresa 
(Byington) Hill. He has been with the Crane & Breed 
Manufacturing Co., Cincinnati, for forty years. Res. 1325 
Yarmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Children: 
1. Josiah" Bridge, b. July 17, 1890; m. June 5, 1918, 
Lucy Atwater Brown, second dau. of Douglas 
Atwater and Sue (Youtsey) Brown. 

Mr. Bridge is a professional geologist and teacher 
of the same subject. He graduated at the University 
of Cincinnati, A.B. 1913, and the University of Chicago, 
M.Sc. 1917; elected to Sigma Xi, University of Chicago, 
1916. He enlisted as private First Illinois Engineers, 
May 7, 1917. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Fort 
Sheridan, August, 1917, and served through the war 
as instructor in physical training and bayonet fighting 
at various camps. Transferred to Regular Army as 
First Lieutenant, Aug. 1, 1918, and mustered out 
February, 1919. Professor of Geology in Missouri 
School of Mines, RoUa, Mo. Children: 
1. Herbert Sagei" Bridge, Second, b. May 23, 1919, 
in Berkeley, Cal. 



258 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

2. RiCHAHD Benedict, b. Oct. 31, 1920, in Berkeley. 

3. James Andrew, b. Mar. 2, 1922, in RoUa, Mo. 

2. Agnes Hill, b. Dee. 16, 1892, in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
A.B. University of Cincinnati; m. Sept. 29, 1923, 
Edward Weissbach; Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, 1916. Res. 314 Westview Avenue, Lock- 
land, Ohio. 
ix. Katharine ^L\y, b. Mar. 26, 1868, in Peterboro, Ohio; m. 
Sept. 2, 1905, in Sharonville, Ohio, Williaai Thomas Hunter, 
b. May 8, 1861, in Covington, Ky., son of WUliam and Sarah 
H. (Hunter) Cooke. She graduated from the Normal School, 
Framingham, Mass. Taught in the Ohio Public Schools for 
many years and is still teaching. Res. Branch Hill, Ohio. 
Children born in Foster, Ohio: 

1. William Bridge' Cooke, b. July 16, 1908. 

2. Donald Crosby, b. Apr. 29, 1911. 

3. DA^^D Hunter, b. Aug. 20, 1913. 

X. Walter Guild, b. Sept. 29, 1869; d. Sept. 13, 1890, just before 
completing his work in technical school. A young man of 
great promise. 

142. BEZALEEL^ BRIDGE (127. Bezaleel\ Col. Ehenezer\ 
John'^, Matthew^, Matthew-, John}), born March 31, 1809, in W'est 
W'indsor, Vt.; died Nov. 5, 1863; married (I), Apr. 16, 1835, 
LuciNA SoPHROXiA, daughter of Rev. Samuel and Mary (Bragg) 
Lamson, born May 11, 1808; died Oct. 8, 1841. "One of the best 
of women." (II), Mar. 10, 1842, Emily Sophia, daughter of 
Thomas and Nancy (Marsh) Bagley, born July 10, 1818; died 
Oct. 2, 1854; (III), Aug. 1855, Susax Lawrexce, daughter 
of Dr. Joseph and Abi (Hartwell) Mansfield, born Aug. 24, 1816. 

Children : 

157. i. Newton Freexl\n* Bridge, b. May 14, 1834. 
ii. Walter Holbrook, b. and d. Oct. 15, 1836. 
■ iii. CoRiDON Sl-^fter, b. Apr. 25, 1841; d. in Dover, N. H., in 
1914, aged 73 years; m. July 29, 1868, Han-n.ui Frances, dau. 
of Luther Sidney and Mary Dennett (Woodsum) Palmer. 
Their children all d. in infancy. 

iv. George Colimer, b. in West Windsor, Vt., Mar. 17, 1843; 
d. in West Windsor, Vt., Mar. 7, 1906. 

v. Henry Clay, b. May 20, 1844; d. July 31, 1847. 

vi. Sus.\N Mansfield, b. Sept. 17, 1846; d. July 22, 1847. 

vii. Ch.uilotte Abi, b. June 6, 1849, in West Wmdsor, Vt.; m. 
Jan. 12, 1870, James Clinton, son of James Madison and 
Emeline Elvira (Cady) Taylor, b. Sept. 22, 1845, in West 
Windsor, Vt.; d. Dec. 26, 1916, aged 71 years. He held the 
oflBce of Selectman, and also Representative to the Legislatm"e 
in 1886 and 1890. He served also as Senator in 1904. • 







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HERBERT SAGE RRIDCE AXD HIS GRANDSON 
HERBERT SAGE BRIDGE, 2d. 



JOHN LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION «59 

Children : 

1. Twin Sons, b. Apr. 30, 1871, in West Windsor; d. Apr. 
30, 1871, in West Windsor. 

2. Luna May, b. Dec. 15, 1872; d. Mar. 14, 1893, in West 
W^indsor. 

3. Guy Cady, b. May 31, 1878. 

4. Gertie E., b. Sept. 4, 1884; d. Apr. 21, 1899, in West 
Windsor. 

viii. Frank Bezaleel, b. Nov. 29, 1850; d. Jan. 24, 1851. 

158. ix. Edwin Bagley, b. June 6, 1852. 

143. ABEL ELIAB7 BRIDGE (127. Bezaleel\ Col. Ebenezer\ 
John*, Matthew^, Matthew"^, John^), born Feb. 4, 1810; died Apr. 13, 
1881, in Waltham, aged 71 years; married (I), in Plymouth, Apr. 3, 
1831, Caroline Rebecca, daughter of William and Rebecca 
(Abbot) Spaulding, born Feb. 29, 1812; died Aug. 5, 1850, in 
Lexington; (II), Feb. 5, 1851, Sarah, daughter of Joseph and 
Rhoda Raymond, of Littleton, Mass., born Sept. 30, 1812; died 
in Charlestown, Mass., May 23, 1875; (III), Apr. 6, 1876, Mrs. 
Philenda (Snow) Nichols, of Cavendish, Vt., daughter of 
Daniel and Rebecca (Abbot) Snow, born Jan. 23, 1830. She was 
the widow of George H. Nichols, and sister of his first wife (1817- 
1873). 

Children : 

i. Vesta Gilson^ Bridge, b. Feb. 8, 1832; m. Mar. 24, 1850, 
Philemon, son of Roswell and Mercy (Church) Davis, h. 
Mar. 24, 1824, in Waterford, Vt. 
Children : 

1. Mary Caroline^ Davis, b. Jan. 28, 1851, in Lexington; 
m. Montgomery Muncy, Sept. 23, 1877. 

2. Emily Maria, b. Mar. 29, 1852; d. Sept. 27, 1877. 

3. Eleanor Peterson, b. Feb. 16, 1854, in Charlestown, 
Mass.; d. Mar. 14, 1878. 

4. Lilian, b. July 14, 1858, in Lexington; d. Sept. 8, 1878. 

5. Georgietta Fidelia, b. Dec. 23, 1860, in Charlestown; 
m. WiLMOT W^ESLEY Chapman, Jan. 2, 1881. 

6. Kate Lindsey, b. Nov. 18, 1873; d. Aug. 22, 1875. 

159. ii. JosiAH GiLSON, b. Aug. 5, 1852. 

iii. Emily Waldo, b. Jan. 17, 1857; m. Dec. 28, 1876 or 1878, 
Sanford Kingsbury, son of Robert W. Huston, of Eastport, 
Me., b. Jan. 24, 1835. 

144. SYI.VESTER BARNARD^ BRIDGE (127. Bezaleel', 
Col. Ebenezer^, Johrt^, Matthew^, MaUheiv^, John}), born Mar. 1, 
1815; died Dec. 5, 1854, in Sycamore, 111.; married (I), Sept. 5, 
1839, Laura Lavinia, daughter of Cheney and Lavinia (Stowe) 
Lamson, who died Apr. 25, 1841; (II), Sept. 13, 1842, in Wood- 



260 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

stock, Vt., Lois Mahl4, daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Marsh) 
Bagley, who was born Mar. 7, 1823, in Hartland, Vt.; died Oct. 
15, 1863, in West Windsor, Vt. 
Children : 

i. Wallace Charles^ Bridge, b. in Windsor, Vt., Mar. 15, 

1841; d. June 17, 1855, in Sycamore, HI. 
ii. Emeroy IVLsJtLA., b. in West Windsor, Vt., Aug. 8, 1844; d. 

in West Windsor, Vt., Feb. 19, 1871. 
iii. Ada Loosa, b. in West Windsor, Vt., Mar. 9, 1847; m. Mar. 
27, 1870, in Claremont, N. H., Oscar Robinson, son of James 
Varnum Bowers, of Weathersfield, Vt., b. Sept. 14, 1844, in 
AVest Windsor, Vt. Lived in Compton, N. H. 
Children: 

1. Orra Anna* Bowers, b. in Golden Prairie, Iowa, Nov. 
28, 1871. 

2. Albert JVIarcus, b. Feb. 11, 1875, in Weathersfield, 
Vt. 

3. Lillian Lester, b. in Compton, N. H., May 26, 1881. 
iv. Ella Marcia, b. in West Windsor, Vt., July 6, 1849; m. in 

Chester, Vt., Mar. 30, 1871, Joshua Hoyt, son of Joshua 
and Belinda (Haj-nes) Sargent, of Chester, Vt., as his second 
wife. He was b. in Canterbury, N. H., Dec. 16, 1837. Educated 
in the public schools of Lowell. Became a first-class mechanic. 
Lived in New Hampton, N. H. 
Children : 

1. Agnes ^Iay* Sargent, b. in North Chelmsford, Mass., 
June 28, 1872; m. Aug. 5, 1895, in Raymond, N. H., 
Erastus Ronell, a merchant. 

2. Harriet ^Lvria, b. in North Chelmsford, Jan. 30, 1876. 

3. Elizabeth Belinda, b. in New Hampton, N. H., Aug. 
1, 1879. 

4. Luther Hoyt, b. Feb. 26, 1890, m Lakeport, N. H. 

v. Frantc Parker, b. in Sycamore, 111., June 5, 1854; d. Apr. 22, 
1875, m Chicago, HI. 

145. EBENEZER ARETUS^ BRIDGE (127. BezaUel\ Col. 
Ebenezer^, John*, Mattheiv^, Matthew^, John^). ^Ir. Bridge always 
went by the name of "Eben A. Bridge. " He was named Ebenezer 
A. Bridge; when he was a little boy he sold the latter part of his 
name, "Ezer," to his grandmother Bridge for four cents, and never 
afterwards used the name of Ebenezer. It is believed by his 
relatives that the A. stood for Adams but not Aretus. 

He was born Feb. 14, 1823, in West Windsor, Vt.; died Mar. 12, 
1910, in Putney, Vt., aged 87 years; married, June 16, 1846, in 
Woodstock Green, Vt., Isabella Sfooxer, daughter of Samuel 
and Sylvia (Patrick) Waldron, born Nov. 8, 1825, in Woodstock 
Green, Vt.; died Sept. 7, 1904, in Windsor, Vt., aged 79 years. 



JOHN UNE, SEVENTH GENERATION 261 

Children : 

i. Charles Elmer* Bridge, b. in West Windsor, Vt., May 10, 

1847; d. Aug. 3, 1848, in West Windsor, Vt. 
ii. Jane Gertrude, b. in West Windsor, Vt., Sept. 9, 1848; d. 

Aug. 5, 1853, in West Windsor, Vt. 
iii. EinLY Dalton, b. June 11, 1850, in West Windsor, Vt.; 
m. inRawsonville, Vt., July 4, 1869, Alfred Levi, son of 
Amos and Laura (Boynton) Howard, b. Sept. 25, 1847 in 
Jamaica, Vt., d. Oct. 19, 1921 in Putney, Vt., aged 74 years. 
Widow resides in Putney, Vt. 
Children: 

1. Jennie Stella^ Howard, b. Oct. 22, 1870, in East 
Townsend, Vt. ; m. George Edson Allen, Nov. 3, 
1896, West Townsend, Vt. Res. cor. Elm and Locust 
Streets, Northampton, Mass. 

2. Edith Belle, b. Feb. 18, 1873, in Jamaica, Vt.; m. 
Merritt Waldo Howard, Dec. 29, 1891, in Jamaica, 
Vt. Res. Putney, Vt. 

3. Blanche Emily, b. Mar. 2, 1875, in Windsor, Vt.; m. 
Lel-vnd How^ard Wight, June 19, 1892, in Jamaica, Vt. 
Res. Bradstreet, Mass. 

4. Maude IVLvy, b. June 11, 1877, in Jamaica; m. Arthur 
LEW^s Triggs, Aug. 5, 1902, in Jamaica. Res. Brattle- 
boro, Vt. 

5. Benjamin Fr.\nklin, b. July 12, 1879, in Jamaica; m. 
Dora Bltrbank Tucker, Oct. 17, 1900, in Townsend. 
Res. Putney, Vt. 

6. A son, b. Oct. 5, 1881, in Jamaica; d. Oct. 10, 1881. 

7. Guy Alfred, b. May 9, 1883, in Jamaica; d. Mar. 16, 
1884. 

8. Frank Amos, b. Apr. 6, 1885, in Jamaica. Res. 
Putney, Vt. 

9. Frederick Bridge, b. June 19, 1888, in Jamaica; m. 
Hazel Mary Northings, Oct. 27, 1910, in Kingston, 
R. I. Res. Putney, Vt. 

10. Dalton Waldron, b. Jan. 10, 1891, in Jamaica; m. 
Effie Gass, Mar. 19, 1913. Res. Putney, Vt. 
iv. Stella Caroline, b. Mar. 8, 1852, in West Windsor; m. 
Millard Henry Morgan, Aug. 27, 1878, in Sprmgfield, Vt., 
son of Isaac and Sarah Anne (Marcy) Morgan, b. Sept. 6, 1850, 
m West Windsor. Res. 106 State Street, West Windsor, Vt. 
Children : 
1. Belle Waldron* Morgan, b. Apr. 22, 1879, in West 
Windsor; m. J. Lamson Ayers, Oct. 21, 1895, in 
Windsor, son of George W. and M. Elvira (Lamson) 
Ayers, b. June 10, 1860, in West Windsor; d. June 19, 
1914. Res. Brownsville, Vt. 
Children: 
1, William Morgan'" Ayers, b. July 14, 1896, in 



262 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Windsor; m. Apr. 14, 1920, Bessie Juliette 
Robinson, of Windsor, dau. of Gerald L. and 
Carrie Belle (Davis) Robinson, b. Nov. 28, 1895. 
Business: Trucking. Res. Windsor, Vt. 
ChUd: 

Richard William" Ayers, b. Sept. 12, 1921, 

in West Hartford, Vt. 

2. Beaman Holmes, b. July 8, 1897, in Windsor, Vt.; 
m. Catherine Alice Pierce, Aug. 21, 1920, in 
Windsor, Vt. Res. Union Street, Windsor. 
Child: 

Jane Isabell", b. Apr. 28, 1921, in Windsor,Vt. 

3. Florence Elvira, b. Aug. 15, 1898, in Windsor. 
Res. Windsor. 

2. JoLUE Is.\AC, b. Jan, 31, 1880, in West Windsor; d. 
Nov. 2, 1894, in Windsor. 

3. Helen Parrott, b. July 8, 1881, in Windsor. Res. 
Windsor. 

4. Gay Eben, b. Aug. 22, 1883, in Windsor; m. Sept. 14, 
1912, Lena Trask. Res. 29 Lyndon Place, Brookline, 
Mass. 

5. Florence May, b. July 6, 1885, in Windsor; m. Nov. 
30, 1905, in Boston, Ralph Harvey, son of George 
Denison and Hannah Jeannette (Clark) Clough, b. Sept. 
9, 1884, in Bellows Falls, Vt. He is an Armour salesman. 
She was a graduate of the Windsor High School, 1903. 
Res. 4 Fountain Street, MUford, Mass. i 
Children: ' 

1. Harvey MorganI" Clough, b. Feb. 4, 1907, in 
Somerville, Mass. Res. 24 Wesley Park, Somerville, 
Mass. 

2. Jay Elwin, b. Oct. 26, 1911, in Marlboro, Mass. 
Res. 65 Newton Street, Marlboro, Mass. 

3. Isabella Jeannette, b. Aug. 7, 1914, in Marlboro, 
Mass. 

6. Sarah Ann, b. Dec. 2, 1888, in Windsor; m. Willlvm 
S. Hebard, June 2,1913. Res. 168 Elm Street, Amesbury, , 
Mass. I 

7. Rita Emily, b. Jan. 11, 1891, in Windsor; m. Lloyd 
Shelton Bry.^t, in Holyoke, Mass., Feb. 17, 1917; 
b. in Spencer, Mass., Nov. 20, 1891, son of Francis 
Edward and Edith (Graham) Bryant. Res. 63 Chapel 
Street, Norwalk, Mass. 
Children: 

1. Stella Graham" Bryant, b. Apr. 5, 1919, in 
Watertown, Mass. I 

2. Ethel Frances, b. June 29, 1920, in Watertown. 

3. Henry Morgan, b. Jan. 10, 1922, in Medford, 
Mass. 



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JOHN LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 263 

• 8. Celia Addie, b. Oct. 24, 1893, in Windsor; m. Harold 
A, Bartlett, June 4, 1917, in Watertown, Mass. Res. 
15 Priest Road, Watertown, Mass. 
9. Eben Bridge, b. Apr. 22, 1895, in Windsor. Res. 106 
State Street, Windsor, Vt. 
10. Millard Henry, Jr., b. July 31, 1897, in Windsor. 
V. Samuel Waldron, b. Sept. 22, 1854, in West Windsor; m. 
Sarah Isabella, dau. of Edwin and Susan Quimby Brown, 
Sept. 1, 1880, in Windsor; b. June 28, 1856, in West Windsor. 
Res. 422 East Redondo Boulevard, Inglewood, Cal. 
vi. Addie Eliza, b. Oct. 12, 1855, in West Windsor; m. Charles 
Francis, son of Arland Orville Daniel and Frances Helen 
(Bloomer) Kelley, June 29, 1879, in Windsor; b. Feb. 8, 1855, 
in West Rutland, Vt. Res. Windsor, Vt. 
Child: 

Frederick Ebenezer^ Kelley, b. Mar. 28, 1880, in 
Wausau, Wis, Res. Windsor, Vt. 
vii. Frederick Thompson, b. Mar. 5, 1860, in Reading, Vt. 
Business: Carpenter; dancing master by profession. Res. 172 
Huntington Avenue, Boston, 
viii. Guy Sylvester, b. Sept. 25, 1865, in Townsend, Vt.; m. 
July 3, 1903, in Boston, Mass., Ellen S., dau. of John O. 
Wilson, M.D. Is president of the California-Wyoming Oil 
Producers Association, Culver City, Cal. Res. 609 W^est Pine 
Street, Los Angeles, Cal, 

Children born in Lindenwold, N. J.: 

1. Evelyn Wilson* Bridge, b. Apr. 6, 1904. 

2. Guy O., b. June 6, 1906. 

3. Emily E., b. Nov. 9, 1909. 

146. EBENEZER7 BRIDGE, of Pomfret (128. John\ Col. 
Ehenezer^, John*, Matthew^, Matthew^, Johv}), born Mar. 31, 1807; 
died in Pomfret, Vt., Feb, 22, 1881, aged 7^ years; married Mar, 2, 
1836, Maria Louisa Gary, adopted daughter of Gardner and 
May (Burns) Winslow of Pomfret, Vt., born Mar. 31, 1815; died 
Jan, 29, 1879, 
Children : 

i, Cornelia Maria* Bridge, b, Nov, 16, 1836; d. Jan. 2, 1917, 
in Richmond, Vt,, aged 81 years; m, in Pomfret, Vt., Jan. 6, 
1864, Henry Clay, son of Edward and Nancy (Hepburn) 
PhUips, b. Mar. 11, 1838, in New York City; d. Dec. 31, 1891, 
in Woodstock, Vt. He was a merchant from about 1866 to 
1878 in Windsor, Vt. On account of sickness, it was necessary 
for him to give up his work for about three years. In 1882 
he entered the general insurance business as agent in Woodstock, 
Vt., and was following this occupation when he died. He 
was clerk of the Village Corporation, secretary of Woodstock 
Hotel Co,, secretary of Woodstock Aqueduct Co., secretary 



264 JOHN BRIDGE FAI^OLY IN AJVIERICA 

and treasurer of the Riverside Cemetery Association; was a 
Mason and an Odd Fellow. He was very much interested in 
the Universalist Church and was active in its affairs. 
Children : 

1. Alice' Philips, b. Jan. 20, 1865, in St. John's Island, 
Antigua, West Indies; m. William Wake, son of Melvin 
Hewitt and Julia R. (Ware) Miller, b. Nov. 11, 1864. 
No children. She is a D. A. R. Res. AYoodstock, Vt. 

2. Hugh, b. Feb. 4, 1866, in Pomfret, Vt.; m. in Vergennes, 
Vt., Jan. 1, 1891, ]VIaud Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin F. 
and Minnie F. Field, b. in Ferrisburg, Vt., Sept. 5, 1879. 
Is very successful in business. Vice-President of the 
Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Mont- 
pelier, Vt. 

Children born in Montpelier: 

1. Elizabeth FieldI" Philips, b. Feb. 23, 1907. 

2. Cornelia Bridge, b. Oct. 17, 1914. 

ii. Eveline Williams, b. in Pomfret, May 18, 1841; d. May 22, 
1849, in Pomfret. 

iii. Eveline Williams, b. Aug. 16, 1850, in Pomfret; d. Mar. 6, 
1905, in Pomfret. 

iv. Elizabeth Frances, b. Mar. 31, 1852, in Pomfret. In her 
early youth she suffered greatly on account of poor health. 
She attended the district school and the Windsor High School 
and was for nearly a year in the State Normal School, this 
being the first one Vermont had. At the age of nineteen, she 
began to teach, but becoming deaf at twenty, had to stop. 
She then took up dressmaking. Her great desire was to study 
art, and some knowledge of drawing and painting gives her 
occupation and amusement. She is now over seventy years 
of age and resides in Woodstock, Vt. Unm. 

V. Ebenezer, b. in Pomfret, Apr. 15, 1859; m. HLvrriet Ladd, 
in 1903, in Stockton, Cal. A traveling salesman. Res. 304 E. 
16th St., Oakland, Cal. i 

147. ALMIRA^ BRIDGE (128. John^ Col. Ebenezer^ John\ 
Mattheic^, Mattheiv^, John}), born May 12, 1809, in "Woodstock, 
Vt.; died in Laporte, Ind., June 2, 1856; married in Woodstock, 
Oct. 13, 1834, EzEKiEL, son of Ezekiel and Hannah (Ames) 
Morrison, of Plymouth, Vermont. They hved in Vermont for a 
time and then went to Laporte, Ind. He was born in Peterboro, 
N. H., Dec. 28, 1801; died Dec. 27, 1884, in Laporte, aged 83 years. 

Ezekiel Morrison left Peterboro when four years of age and lived 
in Cavendish, Vt. for the next eleven years. Nineteen years were 
then spent in Plymouth, Vt. In 1836 he removed to Laporte, 
Ind. There he bought land, engaged in farming until 1850, when 
he became connected with what is now the Lake Shore and Michigan 
Southern Raihoad as director and western manager, and con- 



JOHN LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 266 

tinued in this connection until 18G1. In 1837 he organized and 
was a director in the State Bank of Indiana in Michigan City, 
Ind. In 1862 he established the First National Bank of Laporte, 
since when he has been one of the directors and president. He 
possessed a large business capacity and was wealthy. 
Children born in Laporte: 

i. Robert S.* Morrison, b. Dec. 20, 1837; d. Mar. 4, 1882, in 
Laporte; m. Oct. G", 1863, in Three Rivers, Mich., Jenette S. 
Frey. In 1861 he located in Three Rivers and engaged in 
banking with Mr. Cyrus Roberts, under the name of Roberts 
& Morrison. In January, 1864, he was elected a director 
and cashier of the First National Bank in Laporte ; he accepted 
the position. In 1877 he became engaged in the lumber and 
coal trade. He was a fine man with many friends and in every 
way worthy of them. Resided in Laporte. 
Children born in Laporte: 

1. Robert Ezekiel^ Morrison, b. Aug. 10, 1864; d. in 
Columbus, Ind. 

2. John Frey, b. Feb. 2, 1867; d. Jan. 31, 1868, in Laporte. 

3. Samuel Andres, b. Mar. 23, 1870; d. in Los Angeles, 
Cal.; m. Gladdis, one of the large Kaufmann family. 

4. Charles Henry, b. Jan. 23, 1876. 

5. Margaret, b. July 8, 1878; d. when a child. 

ii. Ella Jane, b. Aug. 14, 1840; d. Nov. 30, 1917, in ^Vhite Bear 
Lake, Mich., aged 77 years; m. Oct. 16, 1861, in Laporte, 
Cyrus Bradley Cobb, b. Aug. 1, 1838; d. July 11, 1890, in 
White Bear Lake. They resided in Chicago, III. 

Cyrus Bradley Cobb worked himself up from telegraph boy 
to be the head of the supply department of the Western Union 
Telegraph Company office in Chicago. He started a lime 
works, which were destroyed in the Chicago fire. Subsequently, 
he was division superintendent on the Canadian Southern 
Railroad. He then moved to St. Paul, Minn., and was in 
charge of the Northern Division of the Western Union 
Telegraph Company. 

Children born in Chicago: 
1. Harriet Morrison^ Cobb, b. July 31, 1863; m. m 
White Bear Lake, Minn., June 24, 1884, George 
Henry, son of John Henry and Eliza (Coulter) Staelile, 
b. in St. Paul, Minn., Apr. 9, 1858; d. Aug. 27, 1921, 
in New Haven, Conn. He had always been a railroad 
man in the car service department, being car accountant. 
He worked for the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad, in 
this capacity for twenty-eight years. Later he was 
with Swift & Company, handling their cars. From 
1910 was car accountant for the New York, New 
Haven and Hartford Railroad, being stationed in 
New Haven, Conn., which position he held until his 



266 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

death. The widow resides with G. G. Staehle, 1745 
Laurel Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. 
ChUdren : 

1. George Gardner^" Staehle, b. in St. Paul, Minn., 
Aug. 31, 1886; m. in Chicago, HI., Sept. 18, 1913. 
Almira R. Waite, dau. of D. E. and Alice Rebecca 
(Waite) Weston, b. in Augusta, HI. No children. 
He is business manager of the mail order depart- 
ment of L. S. Donaldson's Company, Minneapolis. 
Took an active part in advertising and sale of all 
Liberty Loan Bonds during the World War, 
1918-19; secretary Town Criers' Advertising Club 
of St. Paul; vestryman. Church of the Messiah, 
Episcopal, St. Paul, 1913-18. Res. 1745 Laurel 
Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. 

2. Gilbert Cobb, b. in White Bear Lake, Minn., 
Mar. 19, 1889; m. in Chicago, HI., Oct. 26, 1912, 
Agnes Jean, dau. of Patrick Paid and Jeannette 
CuUinane (the dau. of Lord Edmond Cullinane) 
MacMahon, b. in Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 2, 1890. 
No children. 

Is consulting engineer, being in business for 
himself. Was at one time a member of the Minne- 
sota National Guards of St. Paul. Res. 2730 
Portland Avenue, Miimeapolis, Minn. 

3. Cyrus Henry, b. in St. Paul, Minn., Mar. 3, 1898. 
Studying for the dramatic stage in New York City. 
Res. 21 West 51st Street, New York City. 

4. Haswell Ernest, b. Dec. 27, 1899, in St. Paul; 
studying to be a mechanical engineer in the Univer- 
sity of Minnesota, and is now (1923) in his junior 
year. Was connected with the R. O. T. C. (Reserve 
Officers Training Corps), but did not see any 
actual service. Res. 138 Carrol Avenue, St. Paul, 
Minn. 

5. Mae Elizabeth, b. in ^^^lite Bear Lake, Minn., 
Nov. 9, 1896; m. in Hartford, Conn., July 17, 1917, 
Donald C, son of Colin Bruce and Harriet Ellis 
(Crane) Pitblado, b. in Hartford, Conn., Dec. 12, 
1894. He served in the Marine Service during the 
War and in the State Guard before that. Res. 282 
Laurel Street, Hartford, Conn, 
Children born in Hartford: 

1. Jeanii Pitblado, b. Oct; 3, 1918; d. in 
Hartford, Oct. 5, 1918. 

2. Jean Cobb, b. Apr. 3, 1920. 
6 Gertrude Evaline, b. Oct. 17, 1902, in St. Paul; 

m. in Norwich, Conn., July 30, 1921, Roger W., 
son of Charles S. and Etta (Rogers) Yeoman, b. 



JOHN LINE. SEVENTH GENERATION 267 

May 14, 1897, in Bristol. Conn. No cliildren. 
He is in business for himself and represents large 
insurance companies. Was in the United States 
Service during the World War and fought at the 
front. Returned uninjured. Belongs to the New 
Haven A. D. S. (High School Fraternity); also 
member of the Sons of the American Revolution. 
Res. 60 Hobart Street, New Haven, Conn. 
2, Frederick Emory, b. Dec. 18, 1866; m. Apr. 30, 1892, 
in Minneapolis, Jessie, dau. of Charles and Lois 
(Steele) Sharpnack, b. Jan. 5, 1872, in Salem, Ohio. 
He is a dentist. Res. 601 Donaldson Building, Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

Dr. Frederick Emory Cobb attended the Shattuck 
Military at Faribault, Minn., where he attained the 
Degree of B.A., class of 1888. Graduated from the 
University of Minnesota, College of Dentistry, class 
of 1895 with Degree of D. M. D. Is a member of Theta 
Delta Chi and Delta Sigma Delta fraternities. 

He served during the W'orld War on the Medical 
Advisory Board of the State of Minnesota. 

He is a member of the American Dental Association; 
Minnesota State Dental Association, and the Minne- 
apolis District Dental Society. Is now serving third 
term on Minnesota State Board of Dental Examiners. 
Is a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Episcopal 
Church. 
Child: 

Loisio Cobb, b. Mar. 10, 1900, in Minneapolis, 

Minn.; m. Nov. 23, 1917, in St. Paul, Harold 

Whiting Jeffery. Res. 3910 Thomas Avenue 

South, Minneapolis, Minn. 

3. Almira Bridge, b. Aug. 9, 1874; m. George EowaN 

Keller, in White Bear Lake, Minn. She resides in 

Boston, Mass. (51 Audubon Road). 

iii. Henry D., b. Nov. 19, 1843; d. Dec. 27, 1900, in Daytona, 

Fla.; m. Dec. 15, 1864, in Laporte, INIary A., dau. of James 

and Naomi Ridgway, b. May 26, 1843, in Laporte; d. Jan. 26, 

1901, in Laporte. He was extensively engaged in farming 

and raising fine stock, having a farm of between seven and 

eight hundred acres. He was vice-president of the First 

National Bank in Laporte. 

Children : 

1. Francis Henry^ Morrison, b. Sept. 6, 1866; m. in 

Kearney, Neb., June 25, 1891, JVIaren D., dau. of 

Wallace A. Downing, b. May 19, 1869, in Wisconsin. 

He was educated in Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., 

and the Maryland Naval and Military Academy, 

Oxford, Md. Jan. 15, 1887 went to Kearney, Neb., 



268 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

and engaged in banking; was elected director of the 
First National Bank, Laporte, Ind., and was later 
elected vice-president; he retired and was elected 
president of the Moore & Richler Lumber Company 
of Laporte. Is now engaged in the bond business, 
also real estate. Res. 1217 Michigan Avenue, Laporte, 
Ind. 
Children born in Laporte: 

1, Georgianai" Morrison, b. Aug. 4, 1898; m. June 
28, 1922, in Laporte, Charles F., son of Henry W. 
and Sarah (Buell) Ely, b. in Westfield, Mass., 
Nov. 17, 1891. Williams, A.B. 1914; Harvard Law 
School, 1917 (did not graduate). During the war 
he was with the First 301st Ammunition Train. 
He is practising law in Westfield and Springfield, 
Mass., with the firm of Ely & Ely. She graduated 
from Smith College, 1921, A.B.; Katherine Gibbs 
School of New York City (secretarial course), 
1922. Res. 6 Mill Street, Westfield, Mass. 

2. Maren D., b. Nov. 9, 1910. 

2. Annie, b. Jan. 13, 1876. 

3. Mary Edith, b. Feb. 1, 1879; d. Oct. 8, 1913, in 
Laporte, being killed in an automobile accident; m. 
Jan. 18, 1913, Mr. Edwin S. Schurz. She organized 
the "Bay Tree Inn," in Laporte, for a home service 
work for girls, providing meals at about cost, and rooms 
for girls. This was organized for the benefit of girls in 
every way and is now in its fifteenth year. She got her 
idea for organizing this inn from her travels in Europe 
where she visited twice. 

iv. Florietta Isabell, b. Feb. 19, 1847; m. in Laporte, Oct. 9, 

1867, Charles Edwin, son of John C. and C. J. (Roob) West, 

of Pittsfield, Mass., where he was b. Nov. 4, 1838; d. Sept. 8, 

1921, aged 83 years, in Pittsfield. He entered Williams College 

in 1857, but on account of ill health gave up study. In 1860 

he went to Sandusky, Ohio, returning to Pittsfield, in 1862, 

and went into manufacturing. In 1865 he bought a site at 

Dal ton, Mass., and buUt a mill where he carried on a large 

business in manufacturing dress goods and cassimeres. He 

was too busy to hold public oflBce with the exception of School 

Committee. He was superintendent of the Congregational 

Sunday School for several years. His widow resides at 123 

South Street, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Children born in Dalton: 

1. Kate D.9 West, b. Jan. 8, 1872; m. Oct. 18, 1898, in 

Pittsfield, James Elmer, son of Jesse Elmer and Harriet 

(Ford) Cutler, b. Mar. 17, 1869, in Dover, N. J. She is 

a worker in clubs. He is a sales engineer; also a Free 

Mason. Res. 243 Kimball Avenue, Westfield, N. J. 



JOHN LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 2G9 

Child: 

James Westford'" Cutler, b. May 5, 1901, in 
Overbrook, Pa. Is attending Union College, 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

2. IsABELLE Morrison, b. May 15, 1879; m. William B. 
Jackson, Sept. 3, 1903. Res. Pittsfield, Mass. 
Children : 

1. Isabelle^" Jackson, b. May 11, 1910. 

2. JosiAH Kenneth, b. in Chicago, July 10, 1911. 

3. IVIary Brice, b. in Chicago, July 5, 1913. 

4. John West, b. in Boston, Oct. 9, 1917. 

3. Ara, b. Feb. 25, 1883; m. in Pittsfield, Mass., June 25, 
1921, Harold D, Grinnell. Res. Pittsfield, Mass. 

V. Charles B., b. Nov. 29, 1851; d. Oct. 4, 1885, in Laporte; 
m. in Valparaiso, Ind., Apr. 27, 1875, Mary Ann, dau. of 
Enoch and Marianna Billings. She married a second time, 
a Mr. William L. Andrews, and resides at the corner of Madison 
and Maple Avenues, Laporte. 

Charles B. Morrison removed to Hebron, Ind. in 1873, 
and was extensively engaged in farming on a thousand acres 
and more. 

Children born in Hebron: 

1. Harry Ezekiel' Morrison (M.D.), b. Aug. 22, 1876; 
d. June 20, 1913, in Bedford, Ind.; m. Jan. 25, 1900, in 
Laporte, Libbie, dau. of William C. Miller, b. Nov. 1, 
1876, in Laporte. She remarried and lived in Bedford, 
Ind. 

2. Thomas E., b. June 8, 1878; d. May 10, 1919, in Logans- 
port, Ind.; m. in South Bend, Ind., Nov. 15, 1904, 
Willomine Kayser, the daughter of a well-known, 
banker, b. Nov. 27, 1878. She resides in South Bend, Ind. 

148. JAMES MADISON^ BRIDGE (129. James\ Col. Ehen- 
ezer^, John'^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born Oct. 31, 1816, in 
W^oodstock, Vt.; died in Scranton, Iowa, Feb. 20, 1879; married 
Dec. 3, 1841, Nancy Ann, daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Marsh) 
Bagley, born Feb. 24, 1818; died June 15, 1903, in Pasadena, 
California, aged 85 years. 

James Madison Bridge was an only child of farmer parents. In 
his youth they put him to learn the shoemakers' trade. He could 
not have worked at it much or long, for his children never saw him 
at such work save at long intervals, perhaps mending rough boots 
of the men folks. They were often amused at his old work-bench 
and tools in the attic. His children remembered him as always a 
farmer among industrious farmers; always esteemed by his neigh- 
bors for his uprightness, helpfulness and kindness. He was clean 
of life and speech, and "his word was as good as his bond." He 



270 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

joined with his neighbors in the rural activities and sometimes 
held office in the township government. 

Dissatisfied with the struggle to support his family on a small 
farm of rocky and infertile land in Vermont, he moved to Illinois 
at the end of 1856, and bought a farm of unbroken prairie at 
Malta in DeKalb County. There he created a farm, and there the 
family lived till 1868, — one son having gone to the war and been 
lost, and the other just then entering the profession of medicine — 
when he sold this farm and moved to the village of Sycamore, to 
spend his remaining years in rest and retirement. He soon wearied 
of this life, and in two or three years was in the western part of 
Iowa, building up another and an ideal farm. There he and his 
wife lived until his death at sixty-three years of age on Feb. 20, 
1879. 

His wife was a stalwart woman, of great character and intelli- 
gence, and of profound influence upon her husband and children 
as well as on the community. 

She died at her son's home in Pasadena, California, June 15, 
1903. 

Children : 

i. Edward* Bridge, b. June 30, 1843, in Windsor, Vt.; d. Jan- 
10, 1864, in Larkinsville, Ala. Was a Sergeant in Company B. 
55th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers. Was wounded in his first 
battle, Shiloh; was in many subsequent battles unharmed, 
and finally died of sickness. He was a most creditable member 
of the Bridge family. 
160. ii. Norman, b. Dee. 30, 1844. 

iii. Susan Marcia, b. Oct. 15, 1851, in Windsor, Vt.; m. Dec. 20, 
1870, in Sycamore, 111., Hardin, son of Sylvester and SjTia ! 
(Town) Hatch, of Sycamore, 111., b. Feb. 16, 1850, in St. 
La\\Tence County, N. Y. 

Hardin Hatch, when a young man, moved to Malta, 111., 
and later to Scranton, Iowa. For almost forty years he was 
in the publishing business in Des Moines, Iowa, and interested 
in banks. He is president of the California Bank of San Mateo 
Co., San Bruno, Cal. Is a Mason. Res. 421 Crescent Avenue, 
San Mateo, Cal. 
Children : 

1. Florence Olive^ Hatch, b. Dec. 6, 1872, in Independ- 
ence, Iowa; m. (I), John Eliott, Apr. 16, 1895, in 
Des Moines, Iowa; (II), Charles N. ]Mac]\L\hon, 
Apr. 26, 1910, in Des Moines. Res. 683 Sbcteenth 
Avenue, San Francisco, Cal. 

2. Elva ]\L\e, b. July 23, 1874, in Chicago, 111.; d. Mar. 
29, 1894, in Des Moines. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 18, 1876, in Chicago; d. May 15, 
1910, in Des Moines. 



JOHN LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION «71 

4. Edward Elmer, b. Apr. 8, 1877, in Scranton, Iowa; 
m. Sept. 3, 1902, in Marshalltown, Iowa, Ella S., daiL 
of Warren and Jane Elizabeth (Budiong) Howard, b. 
July 27, 1876, in Rock Co., Wis. 

Mr. Hatch, after two years in high school, studied 
for one year along the lines of advanced business 
methods. This w'as very much against the desire of his 
parents, especially his father, who wanted him to 
continue tlirough college and study medicine. 

For several years he has been secretary of the 
Planet Rubber Company in Los Angeles, who manu- 
facture mechanical rubber goods, and he owns a majority 
of its stock. Is sole owner of the Polar Bear Pump 
Company, which makes water pumps. A member of 
the Masonic Lodge, having taken the first eight degrees. 
Res. 26263^ La Salle Avenue, Los Angeles, Cal. No 
children. 

5. Pearl, b. Sept. 19, 1878, in Scranton, Iowa; d. Apr. 
14, 1897, in Des Moines. 

6. Fae Susan, b. May 27, 1884, in Scranton; m. (I), Dec. 
6, 1900, in Des Moines, Everett Hollingsworth, 
son of Walter and Mary (Hollingsworth) Hays, b. Nov. 
4, 1877, in Fowler, Ind. He studied at Highland Park 
College, Des Moines. Is a dramatic critic in Chicago, 
also a Mason; (II), Nov. 24, 1919, in San Mateo, 
Philip Boland, son of Zeba P. and Harriet (Newton) 
Lockwood, b. Nov. 7, 1884, in Minneapolis, Minn. 
He is vice-president and cashier, California Bank 
of San Mateo County. He served during the war as 
First Lieutenant, 352d United States Infantry, and 
saw service in France with the 88th Division. Is a 
member of the American Legion and an officer of the 
local Post. Res. 421 Crescent Avenue, San Mateo, 
Cal. 

Children born in Des Moines, Iowa: 

1. Paul RaymondI" Hays, b. Apr. 2, 1903. Is a 
student at Stanford University, class of 1924. 

2. Marcia Susan, b. Aug. 18, 1904. Is a student at 
Mills College, class of 1926. 

7. Earl Raymond, b. Oct. 21, 1890, in Des Moines; d. 
there 1891. 

149. ELIAB WILLIAM^ BRIDGE (130. William^ Col. Eben- 
ezer\ John\ Matthew\ Matthew-, Johv}), born Apr. 22, 1813; died 
Nov. 4, 1902, aged 89 years; married (I), Mar. 9, 1843, Candace 
S., daughter of Isaac and Ruth Gage, of Oxford, N. H., born 
Aug. 20, 1819; died Aug. 1, 1881; (II), Apr. 18, 1882, Mrs. Mary 
W. Barrows. 



272 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children : 

i. George Eix\b* Bridge, b. Dec. 12, 1843, in South Woodstock, 
Vt.; d. Nov. 28, 1921, in Bellows Falls, Vt., aged 78 years; 
m. May 30, 1863, Emogene Fisher, dau. of Lyman M. and 
Eliza (Craigie) Fisher, b. May 9, 1840, in South Reading, Vt.; 
d. Nov. 28, 1921. 

Children born in South Woodstock, Vt. : 

1. Clarence Eliab^ Bridge, b. May 19, 1864; m. Eva 
Adams. 

2. Minnie Emory, b. Feb. 13, 1869; m. Dec. 11, 1889, in 
Bellows Falls, Vt. 

ii. WiLLL^JVi Carlos, b. Sept. 19, 1847; fell from masthead off 
Labrador, July 23, 1879. 

150. HENRY MELVILLE^ BRIDGE (130. Wiliiam\ Col. 
Ehenezer^, John^, Matihevr^, Matthew^, John}), born Oct. 25, 1834, 
at South Woodstock, Vt.; died Jan. 13, 1865, in Waupun, W'is.; 
married Aug. 12, 1858, in Waupun, Janet Maillor, daughter of 
Alexander and Marj' (Drunimond) Forrest, of Scotland, born in 
New York City, June 14, 1840; died in Waupun, Sept. 10, 1888. 
He served as Captain of the 24th Wisconsin Volunteer Regi- 
ment, Co. G, in the Civil War until invalided and mustered 
out of service. His young manhood, of only a few years, was 
spent in business life, principally in the employ of the American 
Express Co. 
Children : 

i. Edith Lenore* Bridge, b. Nov. 26, 1859, in Waupun, Wis.; 

d. there, Oct. 25, 1875. 

ii. IVIary Louise, b. Mar. 1, 1861; m. in Waupun, Sept. 8, 1888, 

William, son of James and Mary Jazell Gildey, b. in New 

York City, Dec. 7, 1857. Res. Pasadena, Cal. 

Children born in Waupun: 

1. Hazel Dorothy^ Gildey, b. Oct. 12, 1890; m. June 24, 

1922, in Los Angeles, Cal., Dr. Frank Simon, son of 

Henry and Nancy (Gillis) Newcomb, b. in Corinth, 

Miss., Sept. 21, 1892. He graduated from the University 

of Chicago, in June, 1920, and from the Rush Medical 

College (Chicago), Mar. 24, 1922. He belongs to the 

Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity (academic) and to the 

Alpha Kappa Kappa (medical) fraternity. He volim- 

teered with the American Field Service and served 

with the French Army from April to October, 1917, 

and from October, 1917, to the spring of 1919 with the 

American Army, a imit of which was attached to the 

French Army. He was at the front the greater part 

of the two years' service. He received the "Croix de 

Guerre." He is a nephew of Simon Newcomb, the 



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JOHN LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION ^73 

astronomer. Res. 232 South New Hampshire Avenue, 
Los Angeles, Cal. 
2. ]\L\.RGARET Louise, b. Feb. 18, 1892; m. Apr. 27, 1918, 
in Washington, D. C, William Pratt, son of Rt. Rev. 
James Bowen and Ida Vivian (Pratt) Funsten, h. in 
Port Royal, Va., Feb. 12, 1891. He attended the 
Episcopal High School for boys in ^Vlexandria, Va.; 
the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1913; he graduated 
from the University of Idaho and received the A. U.S. 
Degree; a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. During 
the war he was enlisted in the Navy with headquarters 
in Great Lakes, 111. Is a national bank examiner. 
Res. 936 Elizabeth Street, Pasadena, Cal. 
ChUd: 

Norman Bridge^" Funsten, b. Jan. 16, 1920. 
iii. Henry Melvin, Jr., b. Feb. 12, 1863; d. in Waupun, Mar. 
10, 1879. 



151. ERASTUS TAYLORS BRIDGE (131. Jonathan\ Col 
Ehenezer^, John!^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born Mar. 29, 1813; 
died Apr. 18, 1899, in Haverhill, Mass., aged 86 years; married 
Sept. 11, 1838, Roxana, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Starrett) 
McLane, of Lowell, born in Francestown, N. H., July 22, 1817; 
died Dec. 3, 1868, in Haverhill. She was a sincere Christian, a 
faithful wife and mother. In his younger days, Mr. Bridge took 
ambrotypes and daguerreotypes. Later, he was in the commission 
business. Most of his life was spent in Lowell, Haverhill and 
Lawrence, Mass. "One of God's Noblemen. " 
Children : 

i. Leroy Sunderland* Bridge, b. and d. Aug. 18, 1842, in 

Lowell, Mass. 
ii. Emily Augusta, b. in Lowell, Feb. 24, 1846; d. July 26, 1912, 
in San Ysidro, Cal. Unm. She was a noble woman, generous, 
affectionate in disposition, self-sacrificing, faithful in all the 
relations of life. She was loved and esteemed by a wide circle 
of friends who sorrow at her loss. She was a member of Centre 
Church and of the "Do What We Can" circle of King's 
Daughters; an honorary member of the Nineteenth Century 
Club, and also a member of the Judith Badger Cogswell 
Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
Throughout her life, she was actively interested in religious, 
missionary and charitable work, 
iii. Arrietta Estella, b. Sept. 10, 1850; m. Mar. 22, 1899, 
Harvey R. T. Coffin, of Glens Falls, N. Y. She received her 
grammar school education in the Lawrence and Haverhill 
schools; attended the high school in Lawrence, and was 
graduated from the Salem, Mass., normal school, Jan. 14, 



274 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

1873. She became a teacher in the Haverhill schools and 
taught there until December, 1898. 

Harvey R. T. Coffin was b. in Glens Falls, N. Y., Feb. 25, 
1854. He went to California from New York in 1896; to 
Lassen County in 1897, and afterwards became president of 
the Colonial Irrigation Company. For years he was owner 
of a stock ranch on Madeline Plains in this county. In 1915 
he was appointed Lassen County Commissioner for the San 
Francisco Exposition. At present he is engaged in real estate 
and insurance business. No children. Res. Susanville, Cal. 
iv. Mabel Leslie, b. Oct. 8, 1854, in Lawrence, Mass. A clerk. 

Res. 2166 Park Avenue, San Diego, Cal. 
V. IVIary Harriet Isadore, b. Aug. 4, 1859, in Lawrence, Mass.; 
d. June 1, 1918. in San Francisco, Cal.; m. Dec. 28, 1882, in 
Haverhill, Mass., William Ellsworth, son of "William 
Augustus Somerset and Abigail (Bailey) Smythe, b. Dec. 24, 
1861, in Worcester, Mass.; d. Oct. 6, 1922, in New York City. 

William Ellsworth Smythe is a direct descendant of Edward 
Winslow, first Governor of Massachusetts. He was editor of 
Kearney, (Neb.) Enter jrrise, 1888-90; Omaha Bee, 1890-91; 
founded 1891 and editor 1891-96, The Irrigation Age; Irrigation 
Congress, 1891 (secretary 1891-93, chairman 1893-95); estab- 
lished the New Plymouth Colony, Idaho, 1895. Conducted 
popular campaigns in California under auspices of the Water 
and Forest Association, and California Constructive League in 
behalf of radical reform of water laws and adoption of Australian 
systems of land settlement, 1901-2. Established Little Landers 
of San Diego, 1909. Little Landers of Los Angeles, 1913, and 
(with Charles Weeks) Runnymede, Cal., 1916; founded Little 
Landers in America (a magazine), 1916. From February, 1919, 
associated with Secretary Lane of the Interior Department 
on reconstruction program looking to extension of reclama- 
tion movement, in the United States. Author: "The Conquest 
of Arid America", 1900; "Constructive Democracy", 1905; 
"History of San Diego", 1907; "City Homes on Country 
Lanes", 1922. Contributor to magazines on irrigation and 
other subjects. 

He showed great interest in this forthcom'ng genealogy 
and gladly rendered valued assistance. 

Children : 

1. Bensel' Smythe, b. May 5, 1885; m. April, 1907, 
Julia Creswell Butts. He has been in the newspaper 
business over fifteen years and was for a time with the 
Newspaper Enterprise Association and Scripps System 
in California. Now edits the California Farmer. Res. 
care The California Farmer, South Hill Street, Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

2. Margaret Bridge, b. June 5, 1886, in Brockton, Mass. ; 
m. Apr. 19, 1910, Harold, son of Alfred Jordan and 



JOHN LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 275 

Agnes (Townson) Champ, b. Sept. 5, 188G, in Woodford, 
England. 

Harold Champ was with his father-in-law for several 
years in California in his colonization work. He is of 
a fine English family and came to California in 1908 
after having been in Canada for two years. For the 
past three years he has been engaged with William 
Smythe Buxton in the shipping business in Norfolk, Va. 
Res. 526 Western Avenue, Norfolk, Va. 
3. William Ellsworth, b. Nov. 13, 1901. Is in the 
advertising business in San Francisco. Res. Walnut 
Creek, Contra Costa, Cal. 

152. SIMEON^ BRIDGE (131. Jonathan^ Col. Ebenezer\ 
John'^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born Sept. 1, 1816, in Elmore, 
Vt.; died Nov. 17, 1894, aged 78 years; married in Morristown, Vt., 
Jan. 3, 1843, Lois Philena, daughter of Isaac Lothrop and Sally 
(Kenney) Allen, born Jan. 21, 1818; died Nov. 22, 1890, aged 72 
years. 

Children : 

161. i. George Allen* Bridge, b. July 17, 1847. 

ii. Luella Fedora, b. Sept. 7, 1850, in Elmore; m. Dec. 30, 1875, 
in Morristown, Vt., Edward Oscar, son of Cyrus and Lydia 
(Leach) Joslyn, b. July 20, 1846. 
iii. James William, b. Jan. 24, 1858, in Morristown, Vt.; d. Mar. 
8, 1880, in Morristown. 

153. CHARLES' BRIDGE (131. Jonathan^ Col. Ehenezer\ 
John}, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), of Albany, N. Y., born Jan. 14, 
1824, in Albany; married Jan. 22, 1862, Lucy Medora, daughter 
of Dr. Almerin and Caroline Abigail (Vilas) Tinker, of Burling- 
ton, born Aug. 24, 1837. He died Jan. 27, 1901. 

Child: 

Charles Francis* Bridge, b. Feb. 26, 1865; d. May 17, 1920, 
in Albany. He was a member of the "Sons of the Revolution 
in the State of New York." He had been a member of the 
"Board of Managers." The members of the Society attended 
the funeral services at the residence of their late associate. 
He m. Oct. 14, 1891, Elizabeth Toner, who was b. Dec. 
20, 1871. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 

154. JOSIAH BRIDGES LAMSON (132. Capt. John Lamson\ 
Josiah^, Anna Bridge^, John*, Mattheiv^, Matthew^, John^), born 
in Topsfield, Mass., Mar. 5, 1815; died there. May 12, 1868; 
married Nov. 12, 1839, Angelina, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Sally (Mann) Mason, born in Sullivan, N. H., Feb. 3, 1819; died 
in Topsfield, Mar. 10, 1889, aged 70 years. He was a farmer and 
lived in Topsfield, Mass. 

Children born in Topsfield: 

162. i. JosiAH Abthur^ Lamson, b. May 3, 1843. 

ii. Orietta Althea, b. Jan. 13, 1847; m. Eugene Lamont, son of 
Israel and Lj^dia A. (Averill) Wildes, Dec. 8, 1868. He was b. 
in Ipswich, Oct. 29, 1845, where they resided. 
Children : 

1. Elton Eugene^" Wildes, b. Oct. 8, 1869; m. Carrie 
Baker Kimball, Oct. 23, 1901. 

2. Florence Lamson, b. Dec. 15, 1872, in Topsfield; 
m. Jan. 20, 1898, Samuel McHill. 

3. Mildred F., b. Dec. 8, 1890. 

in. Ada Maria, b. Feb. 25, 1856; m. Aug. 18, 1880, Clarence H., 

son of John P. and Sarah (Lewiscott) Smith, of Brockton. 

Res. Topsfield. 
iv. Angie Misora, b. Oct. 2, 1859; m. Feb. 20, 1882, George M., 

son of Selsbee and Emeline (Patch) Adams, b. in Hamilton. 

Res. Ipswich. 

155. JOHN AUGUSTUS^ LAMSON, M.D. (132. Capt John 
Lamson^, Josiah^, Anna Bridge^, John*, Matthev^, Matthev)^, 
John^), born in Topsfield, Mass., Mar. 3, 1831; died in Boston, 
Jan. 16, 1912, aged 81 years; married in Boston, Oct. 18, 1876, 
Maet Elizabeth, daughter of Hon. Joseph Batchelder and 
Barbara Ann (Horton) Whitcher, born at Milton. Res. Boston, 
Mass. 

Dr. Lamson was educated in the Phillips Academy, Andover; 
graduated at Dartmouth in 1853; graduated from the Medical 
Department at Harvard University in 1856. He was appointed 
one of the physicians in Boston Dispensary, and, in 1861, an 
Examiner of Civil War Volunteers. The next year he was made 
Surgeon of the 42d Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, but 
exposure of camp life necessitated his retirement. Subsequently he 
received several medical appointments during the Civil War and, 
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Soldiers' Home. He was a member of the Boston School Board 
from 1861-71; elected a member of the legislature in 1871-7'2. 
Dm-ing 1873 he was abroad, devoting much time to European 
hospitals. In 1880 he was made chief medical examiner of the 
Equitable Life Assurance Co. for Boston and eastern jVIassachu- 
setts. He was a Fellow of Massachusetts Medical Society. He 
died at his home. Interred in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. He will 
always be remembered for his goodness, his courtesy, and his 
uniform kindness to all with whom he came in contact. He was 
survived by his widow. No children. 

156. CHARLES LEE FOLLEN^ BRIDGE (139. Rev. Asarelah 
Morse'', Deacon Josiah^, Rev. Josiah^, John*, Matthew^, Mattheiv"^, 
John^), born Jan. 16, 1849, in Bernardston, Mass.; married in 
Winchester, Mass., Oct. 18, 1871, Marietta, daughter of Joseph 
Andress and Emeline Stone (Lowe) Safford, born Aug. 19, 1852. 
Charles Lee FoUen Bridge comes from a splendid stock, his 
father. Rev. Asarelah M. Bridge, being the pastor of the Unitarian 
Church in Hampton Falls, N. H.; and here, and in Exeter, N. H., 
young Charles passed a happy boyhood. When thirteen years of 
age, he entered the Phillips Exeter Academy, graduating three 
years later in 1865, when he entered Harvard University in the class 
of 1869. He was one of the ten young men who founded the 
Winchester, Mass., Young Men's Association, which later became 
the Calumet Club. Mr. Bridge engaged in business in New York 
City in 1876, and has been for twenty-four years associated with 
John Moody, financial analyst and founder of Moody's Investment 
Service, 35 Nassau Street, New York. 

Mr. Bridge's life has been marked by energy, devotion to busi- 
ness, and loyalty to the family. His golden wedding was celebrated 
Oct. 18, 1921, in Woburn, Mass., at the home of his eldest daughter, 
Mrs. George A. Blaisdell. 

Res. 173 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Children: 

i. Emma Mabel^ Bridge, b. in Winchester, Mass., Sept. 24. 
1872; m. (I), in New York City, Jan. 31, 1895, Theophile 
JuLiEN, son of Jean Jacques and Josephine Elise (Lenoir) Bur- 
nier, both of Alsace, France, b. June 2, 1865, in New York City. 
Theophile Burnier was a commercial broker; (II), Oct. 5, 1921, 
in Winchester, George Albert, son of Albert and Hannah 
D. (Lowe) Blaisdell, b. Apr. 30, 1863, in Winchester. An electri- 
cal engineer. Res. 66 Mt. Pleasant Street, Woburn, Mass. 
ii. Mary Josephine, b. in Boston, Oct. 2, 1874; d. Oct. 12. 1918. 
in Maiden, Mass.; educated at Maiden High School, and 
developed into a beautiful woman, with a fine combination of 
talent and fine character; m. Dec. 7, 1895, in New York City, 



278 JOHN BRIDGE FAIVOLY IN AMERICA 

Arthur Whittier, son of John Sprague and Adeline Frances 
(Teel) Hill, of Maiden, Mass., b. Aug. 7, 1872, in Maiden. For 
the past twenty-five years, Mr. Hill has been in the employ 
of the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank. He is a musician of 
some prominence having played with most of the leading 
' orchestras of Boston. His ancestors were identified with the 
settlement of Maiden in 1649. Res. 123 Beltran Street, Maiden, 
Mass. 

Children born in Maiden: 

1. Arnold Whittier Hill, b. Jime 6, 1897; d. July 13, 
1918, in Armour Heights, Toronto, Canada, by accident. 

Arthur Whittier Hill enlisted in the Royal Air Force, 
Canada, Jan. 1, 1918, at the age of eighteen years. 
He trained for flying at Camp Mohawk, Ontario; 
Fort Worth, Texas, and Toronto. Received his com- 
mission as Lieutenant at Armour Heights, Toronto, 
Canada. 

Lieutenant Hill, at the time of his death, was a 
promising flyer, a good oflBcer, and a flne, clean living, 
manly fellow, who commanded the respect and confi- 
dence of all who knew him. He was very popular among 
his fellow officers and all who knew him in the aerodrome. 
He took his duties very seriously and showed wonderful 
ability. 

Chaplain T. Crawford Browne says of him: "He was 
true to his heavenly vision and placed himself on the 
altar of a great cause. He has made the supreme 
sacrifice. He will not be forgotten. His memory will 
be kept green in the hearts of his comrades." 

2. jVL^JiGARET Bridge, b. July 10, 1905. 

3. Helen Bridgeio, b. Oct. 6, 1908; d. Jan. 20, 1909, in 
Maiden. 

163. iii. Ch.\rles Edwin Bradford, b. in Boston, Feb. 29, 1876. 

iv. Ernest, b. Apr. 15, 1878, in New York City; m. Nov. 27, 1908, 
in Harrisburgh, Pa., Anne Esther, dau. of James and Esther 
Lambert, b. Nov. 8, 1868, in London, England. Res. 248 
Whalley Avenue, New Haven, Conn. 

Ernest Bridge was educated in New York City; went to 
sea, at seventeen years of age, on the schoolship, St. Mary^s, 
visituig various countries. His profession is that of expert 
maker of fine tools for machinery. 
V. Marian Ethel, b. May 23, 1881, in East Orange, N. J. Unm. 
Educated at Mrs. Bertholf's School, South Nyack, N. Y., 
and at Peter Cooper School, New York City. Res. 11 Mon- 
tague Terrace, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
vi. Roy Safford, b. Feb. 21, 1886, in Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. Nov. 13, 
1915, in Pittsfield, Mass., Frederika P., dau. of Dr. Jonathan 
A. and Marian AV. (Pratt) Brackin, b. in 1896. Is in the 
automobile business. Res. 142 Chestnut Street, Albany, N, Y. 





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Roy Safford Bridge was edurate<I in puhlir and private 
schools; for two years at Pratt Institute, Hrooklyn, N. Y. 
One year he was Engineer Ca(let, I'nited States Merchant 
Marine; was commissioned First Lieutenant, July, 1918, in the 
Ordnance Department, United States Army, attached to 
Tank Corps. Was honorably discharf,'ed, March, 1919. 
vii. HoLLiNGS, b. in New York City, Apr. 9, 1892; m. Sept. 10, 
1914, in New York City, Florence Helen, dau. of Thomas 
Alexis and Lucy Elizabeth (Tyer) Boyne, of Lee, Ma.ss. 
Hollings Bridge was educated at Kingston Academy, Kingston, 
N. Y. Business, automobiles; with Bostcm Buick Cdmpany. 
Res. 1?0 Peterboro Street, Boston, Mass. 

Child: 

John HollingsI" Bridge, b. in Boston, May 12, 1923. 

157. NEWTON FREEMAN^ BRIDGE (142. BezaleeP, 
Bezaleel^, Col. Ebenezer^, John*, Matthew\ Mattheii^, John^), bom 
May 14, 1834; died July, 1878; married Apr. 15, 1858, Mary 
Louisa, daughter of Benjamin and Louisa (Bradley) Ayres, who 
was born May 11, 1840; died June 24, 1881. 

Children : 

i. Charles Lucius' Bridge, b. July 16, 1860. 

ii. Byron Alton, b. Dec. 12, 1861. 

iii. Colimer George, b. Sept. 12, 1864; m. in Medfield, Mass., 
Sept. 11, 1888, Jennie Frances, dau. of Francis S. and 
Caroline Lucinda (Hartshorn) Wright, b. Feb. 13, 1866. 

iv. Lillian May, b. Oct. 9, 1867. 

V. Frederick Newton, b. Apr. 17, 1874. 

vi. Albert Dana, b. Aug. 12, 1876. 

158. EDWIN BAGLEY8 BRIDGE (142. BezaleeV, Bezaleel\ 
Col. Ebenezer^, John*, Matthew^, Matthew'^, John^), bom June 6, 
1852, in West Windsor, Vt.; died Oct. 5, 1878; married. Mar. 4, 
1873, Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac and Sarah Anne 
(Marcy) Morgan. 

Child: 
164. i. Edwin Isaac' Bridge, b. Sept. 28, 1874. 

159. JOSIAH GILS0N8 BRIDGE (143. Abel Eliab\ Bezaleel\ 
Col. Ebenezer^, John*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), bom in 
Lexington, Mass., Aug. 5, 1852; died Mar. 14, 1920, in Boston; 
married, Oct. 30, 1876, Isabelle Maria Burroughs, at 
CharlestowTi. 

Child: 

Caroline Luella^ Bridge, b. Oct. 22, 1877; d. Feb. 22, 
1879. 



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160. NORMAN^ BRIDGE, M.D. (148. James Madison' , 
James\ Col. Ebenezer\ John\ Matthew^, Matthew'^, John^), born 
Dec. 30, 1844, in West Windsor, Vt.; married May 21, 1874, Mae 
daughter of Rev. Erasmus and Hannah (Bryant) Manford, in 
Chicago, 111. Their only child died in early infancy. 

Norman Bridge was educated in the common schools of Vermont 
and Illinois; did some high-school work in DeKalb and Sycamore, 
111., and studied in the medical schools of the University of Michi- 
gan and the Northwestern University. He taught a country 
school one winter. 

He practised medicine forty-five years in Chicago and Los 
Angeles, and taught medicine thirty -five years in medical colleges, 
mostly in Rush College, affiliated with the University of Chicago, 
becoming finally Emeritus Professor of Medicine. 

He received the M.D. Degree from the Northwestern University 
in 1868; the Ad Eundem in 1878 from Rush College; the A.M. from 
I^ike Forest in 1889; the LL.D. from Occidental in 1920, and the 
siime from the University of Southern California in 1922; in 1923 
the Sc.D. from Northwestern University; and in 1924, the Litt. D. 
from the University of Vermont. 

He lived on a farm in West Windsor, Vt., twelve years; then on 
a farm in Malta, 111., for ten years; residing in Chicago continuously 
for twenty-three years; was expatriated to Southern California for 
tuluTculosis in 1891, and lived there most of the time for many 
years. 

He retired gradually from his medical practice in 1906 and 
in<lulged ])rogressively in certain business pursuits, mostly in the 
petroleum line. 

He wrote several books: "The Penalties of Taste"; "The Re- 
wards of Taste"; "House Health"; "Fragments and Addresses"; 
"Tuberculosis" (lectures); "Mental Therapeutics" "The March- 
ing Years" (autobiographical); and other papers. 

He served the City of Chicago seven years: three on the Board 
of E<liK-ati<m (twice elected its president); four years on the 
Hoard of Election Commissioners (representing the Republican 
Party); was elected one of a Board of Freeholders in Pasadena, 
California, to devise a charter for that city. He was on the Board 
of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena 
(formerly Throop Polytechnic Institute), during more than twenty 
of it.M early years, and was for a long time its chairman. Afte/ 
retiring from special and official connection with the Institute, he 
as-sisted in erecting the "Norman Bridge Laboratory of 
PnYHUft" of the California Institute of Technology, located in 
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of industry for the instruction of about three hundred men through 
the college term and in the conduct of thirty lines of original 
research by post-graduates. We are especially pleased to present 
a view of The Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics, the last 
word in machinery, mechanism and facilities for teaching and 
investigating Physics. 

Dr. Bridge's literary, medical and scientific work is partially 
noted in the publications previously mentioned, but his labors in 
these and other directions are nobly recognized by the honors 
worthily conferred upon him. 

Doctor Bridge, has been a traveler in many lands, is especially 
interested in Mexico, where his oil properties are largely located, 
and has a warm heart and open hand in the practical uplift of the 
youth of our next-door neighbor. 

Address, Drake Hotel, Chicago, 111. 



161. GEORGE ALLEN8 BRIDGE (151. Simeon'', Jonathan^ 
Col. Ebenezer^, John^, Matthew^, Matthew^, Joh-n}), born July 17, 
1847, in Elmore, Vt.; married Mar. 25, 1870, Ellen Clara, 
daughter of Amasa and Ruth Bennet (Hubbel) Burke, of Wolcott, 
Vt., born Sept. 19, 1849, in Morrisville; died Jan. 11, 1921, aged 
72 years. He resides in Morrrisville, Vt. 

He enlisted in the Civil War, Sept. 1, 1863, in Morrisville, Vt.; 
mustered into the United States Service at Brattleboro, Vt., as 
private in Co. M, 11th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, First 
Vermont Heavy Artillery. Spent the winter of 1863-4 in forts 
around Washington, D. C; ordered into field, May 12 or about; 
joined Vermont Brigade of 6th Corps at. Spottsylvania ; was in 
that engagement; also Cold Harbor, Petersburg; also in Charles- 
town, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Fishers Hill. Later sent to front 
of Petersburg, Va., and on the second of April fought where the 
lines were broken and Petersburg and Richmond captured. Was 
with his company and regiment all through until the surrender. 
Later assigned to Fort Foote, Md., where he was mustered into 
United States Service as private, Oct. 7; promoted to Corporal, 
Nov. 4, 1864; D. V. Sergeant, Mar. 1, 1865; mustered out at Fort 
Foote, Md., Aug. 25, 1865; discharged at Burlington, Vt., about 
Sept. 6 to 8 as a Sergeant. His company as a regiment are credited 
as being in eleven engagements with several skirmishes. He was 
in all of them. 

Children : 

165. i. Charles Merritt^ Bridge, b. Dec. 2, 1871. 

166. ii. Walter George, b. Aug. 25, 1873. 



282 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

167. iii. Perley Burke, b. Feb. 21, 1876. 

iv. M\BEL Ruth, b. Oct. 1'2, 1878, in Wolcott, Vt.; m. Leon E. 
Gates, Sept. 6, 1899, in Craftsbury, Vt.; d. July 6, 1906, in 
Worcester 
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162. JOSIAH ARTHURS LAMSON (155. Josiah Bridge 
Lamson^, Capt. John'', Josiah^, Anna Bridge^, John^, Mattheid^, 
Matthew"^, John^), born May 3, 1843; married Dec. 21, 1868, 
Hattie a., daughter of Hiram and Aljira T. (Small) Wells, in 
Topsfield, where she was born Jan. 13, 1841. He was on the 
School Committee nine consecutive years; a Republican; member 
of the Essex County Agricultural Society; an I. O. O. F. member, 
in which he passed all the chairs; of the A. O. U. W. in which he 
filled all offices; of the Topsfield Historical Society, and of the 
Grange, of which he was at one time Master. The Essex County 
Biographical Review speaks of him as follows: "He was successor 
to the occupation and home of his forefathers and is well sustaining 
the reputation of a skilled and thrifty farmer in former times 
bestowed upon each preceding ancestor. The original estate was 
enlarged from fifty acres to three hundred acres of land to manage. 
A part of his pleasant dwelling house, which is an old landmark 
of Topsfield, was built more than two hundred years ago. 

Children born in Topsfield: 

i. Gertrude Idalia'" Lamson, b. Nov. 17, 1869; m. June 6, 
1895, Arthur, son of John S. and EUzabeth J. (Rust) Glover, 
of Topsfield. He was b. in Ipswich, 
ii. Frederick Josiah, b. July 1, 1871; m. June 2, 1896, Agatine, 
dau. of Charles M. and Priscilla L. (McKenney) Gower, of 
Everett. She was b. in Portland, Me. 

163. CHARLES EDWIN BRADFORD^ BRIDGE (156. 
Charles Lee Pollen^, Rev. Asarelah'', Dea. Josiah^, Rev. Josiah^, 
John'^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born in Boston, Feb. 29, 1876; 
died Mar. 11, 1918, in Coytesville, N. J.; married Mar. 26, 1898, 
Jessie Richabdson, who died Sept. 23, 1909, in Colorado Springs. 
He was an inventor and expert draughtsman of typewriting and 
adding and multiplying machines, employed by the Remington and 
the Underwood Typewriter Companies; the Elliott Fisher Co.; 
the National Cash Register Company, and others. 

Children born in New York City: 

i. Carol'" Bridge, b. Feb. 27, 1899. Unm. Res. 1620 Clarkson 

Street, Denver, Col. 
ii. Theodore, b. June 30, 1903. Unmarried. Is with the 

General Electric Co., New York City. Res. Virgil Avenue, 

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284 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

164. EDWm ISAACS BRIDGE (158. Edwin Bagley\ 
BezaleeV, Bezaleel\ Col. Ebenezer^ John\ Matthew^, Matthew'^, 
John'), born Sept. 28, 1874; married Jan. 24, 1899, Katherine 
Jane, daughter of Frank Elmer and Minnie Marion Smalley. 
Res. Hanover, N. H. 

Children : 

i. Morgan SmalleyI" Bridge, b. Aug. 1, 1900. 
ii. EDW^N Bagley, b. Nov. 6, 1902. 
iii. Katharine Elizabeth, b. Dec. 2, 1904. 
iv. Norman Elmer, b. Mar. 15, 1907. 

165. CHARLES MERRITT^ BRIDGE (161. George Allen\ 
Simeon\ Jonathan^ Col. Ebenezer\ John\ Matthew^, Matthew^, 
John'), born Dec. 2, 1871, in Wakefield, Kan.; married Josie 
Smith, Mar. 8, 1895, in Hardwick, Vt., daughter of Harrison W. 
and Emilv Philena (Place) Smith. Res. Morrisville, Vt. 

Child:' 

Ellis Cleoni» Bridge, b. Nov. 6, 1896, in Morrisville, Vt.; 
m. Ida Mae Sylvia Thayer, Dec. 1, 1915, in Morrisville. 

Ellis Cleon Bridge enlisted in the World War, July 9, 1918, 
in Motor Transportation Company; Repair Unit Company C; 
Repair Unit 307 M. T. C. ; later transferred to Major Martin's 
"Merry-Makers"; discharged at Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., 
July 5, 1919. 

ChUd: 

Robert Thayeri^ Bridge, b. Aug. 9, 1917. 

166. ^VALTER GEORGE^ BRIDGE (161. George Allen\ 
Simeon'', Jonathan^, Col. Ebenezer^, John'^, Matthew^, Matthew^, 
John'), born Aug. 25, 1873, in Morrisville, Vt.; married June 18, 
1901, in Montpelier, Vt., Edith Mary, daughter of Eugene Fred- 
erick and Nora Harriet (Vradenburg) Keith, born May 2, 1878. He 
is a professor in the Dental College, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Mass. 
He received his education in the Pennsylvania College of Dental 
Surgery, 1898; two years in Tufts College Dental School in the 
class of 1901, in which he was also instructor for four years; two 
years visiting instructor in Harvard Dental College. He is a 
member of the Vermont Dental Society and the Massachusetts 
Dental Academy of Dental Science. 

Children : 

i. Helen Jean^" Bridge, b. Dec. 10, 1910. 
ii. Stanley Keith, b. July 14, 1916. 

167. PERLEY9 BURKE BRIDGE (161. George Allen\Simeon\ 
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in Olcott, Vt., Feb. 21, 1876; married Addie E., daughter of Reuben 
and Mary (Peo) Hamlet, born June, 1878. They were married 
May 13, 1896. Res. Reedley, Cal. P. O. Box 812, 
Children : 

i. Rena R.i" Bridge, b. in Elmore, Vt., June, 1896; m. Benjamin 

Dexter, in East Topsham, Vt., where they reside, 
ii. Harold R., b. November, 1899, in Morrisville, Vt. 
iii. Doris M., b. Aug. 28, 1901, in East Barre, Vt. Res. San Diego, 
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FOURTH GENERATION 

11. SAMUEL" BRIDGE (5. Mattheiv^ Matthew^, JohrO), the 
fourth and youngest son of Matthew Bridge, Jr., was born in 
Lexington, Mass., May 2, 1705; died June 7, 1791, aged 86 years; 
married (I), in Bedford, Mass., Apr. 9, 1734, Susanna, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Susanna (Lane) Page (Paige) of Billerica and 
Medford, where she was born Apr. 29, 1711. Her mother was the 
daughter of Maj. John Lane of Billerica. She died in Lexington 
and was buried there, Jan. 16, 1734-35 in her twenty-fourth 
year; (II), Apr. 27, 1738, Martha, daughter of Joseph and 
Phoebe (Barnard) Bowman, of Lexington, born Sept. 8, 1718; 
died June 27, 1793, aged 75 years. He was a Selectman in 1758-60. 
He was one of the committee to present resolutions in regard to a 
"Committee of Correspondence and Safety." 

Nathaniel Bowman, Ancestor of the Bowmans of Maine and 
the Bowmans of our Genealogy, came from England in 1636 and 
settled in Watertown, Mass., removing thence to Cambridge 
Farms (afterwards called Lexington), where he died, Jan. 21, 
1782. When Matthew Bridge was chosen as a Selectman in the 
organization of "The Farms," Francis Bowman, the son of 
Nathaniel Bowman, was also chosen Selectman with him. This 
Francis Bowman married Martha Sherman, and had several 
children. He died Dec. 16, 1687. Another Bowman, Joseph, 
became a leader in Lexington. His wife, Phoebe, bore him nine 
children. She died Dec. 20, 1751. Joseph died Apr. 8, 1762. 
It is an interesting fact that Nathaniel, the son of Francis, had 
a daughter Abigail, who married Matthew Bridge, and Joseph 
Bowman of Lexington had a daughter, Martha, who married 
Samuel Bridge, and Joseph Bowman of Westboro had a daughter, 
Phoebe, who married Edmund Bridge of Dresden, Me. We also 
find that William Bowman of Wiscasset, Me., married on Jan. 1, 
1799, Phoebe Bridge, daughter of Edmund Bridge of Dresden. 
William died in 1826. She died Feb. 2, 1842. Her son, Edmund 
Bridge Bowman, was a lawyer and was Clerk of Courts of Lincoln 
County, and also a graduate of Bowdoin College. It is interesting 
to note that, in the early history of Lexington, there were two 
divisions in social life headed by the Bowman and the Reed 
families respectively, the Bridge citizens affiliating largely with 
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Capt. John Bridge was a member with Lieut. Francis Bowman. 
We find also Francis Bowman, Jr., as one of the small committee 
in 1824 to present to the people of Lexington a public statement 
of the facts concerning the Battle of Lexington on the morning 
of Apr. 19, 1775. Samuel Bridge, therefore, in marrying into the 
Bowman family, did not, by any means, diminish his standing 
in the town affairs. 

The name of Samuel Bridge appears on the Roll of Military 
Service rendered by the inhabitants of Lexington in the War of 
the Revolution as follows: 

He was a Private in Capt. Edmond Monroe's Detachment in 
the Lexington Alarm Company, being in service from May 16 
to May 20, 1775, five days at Cambridge, by order of the 
Committee of Safety. The records of Lexington show that 
Samuel Bridge, with others, furnished a man for the campaign 
to Bennington; undoubtedly he did the same thing to the Jerseys, 
and probably also for the guard duty, in December, 1777. It is 
hardly conceivable that a man of seventy to seventy -three years 
of age would be called out for soldier duty. There was none 
other of the name of Samuel living in Lexington at the time, 
his son, Samuel, having removed to Hardwick, in 1760. 

According to the scant records, Samuel was one of the most 
influential men of the town, in those trying days prior to the 
Revolution. At a meeting of the inhabitants of Lexington, 
Dec. 31, 1772, he was chosen one of a committee of seven to draft 
instructions to their representative, in regard to their rights, as 
to the best means of obtaining security of life, property and liberty, 
and to bring in to an adjourned meeting such resolves as they 
might think best for the town. 

He took part in the Eighth Campaign of the Revolutionary 
War, three months to the Jerseys in the fall of 1776 (£7 10s.), 
under the command of Capt. John Bridge, Jr. (cousin to Samuel) ; 
also the eleventh campaign to Bennington (£9) ; also the thirteenth 
campaign, December, 1777, to guard the line near Cambridge, 
five months (£1 16s.). 

Children all born in Lexington: 

168. i. Samuel^ Bridge, Jr., b. Jan. 6, 1734-5. 

169. ii. Edmund, b. Aug. 8, 1739. 

170. iii. William, b. Apr. 19, 1741. 

iv. Nathan, bapt. Mar. 20, 1743; d. Sept. 14, 1771. 
v. Francis, bapt. Dec. 29, 1745; d. Nov. 20, 1747. 

171. vi. Francis, bapt. July 28, 1748. 

172. vii. Matthew, bapt. Feb. 24, 1751. 

viii. Martha, bapt. Mar. 11, 1753; d. Dec. 20, 1760. 
ix. Joshua, bapt. Dec. 29, 1754; d. Dec. 22, 1760. 



288 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

X. Phcebe, bapt. June 6, 1756; d. June 30, 1845, aged 89 years; 
m, Nov. 11, 1789, Stephen, son of Col. James Barrett, of 
Concord, Mass., where he was b. Jan. 29, 1750; d. Feb. 4, 
1824, aged 74- years. 

Child born in Lexington: 

Cyrus« Barrett, b. Sept. 2, 1792; d. in Baton Rouge, 
La., Aug. 28, 1820. 
xi. James, bapt. Nov. 13, 1757; d. Oct. 11, 1760. 
173. xii. Jonas, bapt. Sept. 2, 1759. 

-xiii. Joshua, bapt. Oct. 12, 1760; d. Oct. 21, 1761. 



FIFTH GENERATION 

168. SAMUEL^ BRIDGE, JR. (11. Samuel\ MaUhew\ 
Matthew^, John}), born in Lexington, Jan. 6, 1734-35; married 
(int.), Aug. 19, 1760, Hannah Townsend of Greenwich, Mass. 
He settled in Hardwick, Mass.; later, about 1799, he removed to 
the neighborhood of Wilmington, Vt. Recent investigations in 
person fail to locate in and about Wilmington any of the family. 
Through the arduous work of one of the descendants of Bezaleel 
Bridge, one of the sons of Samuel, we are fortunate in securing a 
long line of descendants from John Bridge, the Puritan; as this 
true "son" of the "Piiritan" had kept his line back to Bezaleel, 
and there he was lost in the "myths" of the past. 

Samuel was fortunate in inheriting land in Hardwick, under the 
will of his grandfather Paige, who died Mar. 2, 1755. We find him 
engaged in the French and Indian War; he "marched Aug. 9, 
1757, as far as Kinderhook, for the relief of Fort William Henry." 
Samuel's name is found on the tax list of Jan. 30, 1776 for an 
amount to help bear the public burdens at the commencement of 
the Revolutionary War. The date of death of Samuel Bridge, Jr., 
has not been found by us. 

Children born in Hardwick, and thus recorded in the Vital 
Statistics Record : 

i. Joshua^ Bridge, b. Dec. 20, 1761. 
ii. Susanna, b. Feb. 24, 1763. 
174. iii. Bezaleel, b. Nov. 21, 1764. 

iv. Hannah, b. Jan. 11, 1766; d. Jan. 22, 1767. 
V. Hannah, b. Apr. 26, 1767. 
vi. Samuel, 3d, b. May 1, 1768. 

169. EDMUND^ BRIDGE (11. Samuel\ Matthew^ Matthew^ 
John}), the father of the Bridge family in Maine, was born in 
Lexington, Mass., Aug. 8, 1739; died in Dresden, Me., Sept. 10, 
1825, aged 86 years. He settled in 1760 in the newly incorporated 
location on the lower Kennebec River, then called Pownalborough, 
now Dresden. In 1764 he returned to Lexington, and on Sept. 6 
of that year, he took for his wife, his cousin, Phoebe, daughter of 
Joseph and Thankful (Forbvish) Bowman, born in Westboro, 
Mass., May 7, 1747; died in Dresden, July 24, 1828, aged 81 years. 

Edmund Bridge, like all his ancestors, was charged with great 
energy as a pioneer, and he soon became distinguished as a servant 
"of the people. His first office was that of Town Clerk. He became 
a Magistrate in the Revolutionary times, an office involving 



290 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

consideration and distinction. When the Revolutionary War 
actually broke out, he placed himself squarely in opposition to 
the English Government, and became a member of the "Com- 
mittee of Safety and Correspondence." In 1782 he was appointed 
by the Governor of the State, Governor Hancock, as Sheriff 
of Lincohi County, an office which he held for thui;y consecutive 
years except for a brief period in 1811 and in 1814. 

Such a man, with such a historj% in such a time, is worthy of 
the highest recognition by his descendants. In his physique he 
was compactly built; he possessed an expressive countenance, 
indicating feelings highly benevolent. By all classes he was 
honored and beloved. He attended to the education of his children 
most carefully and gave great attention to the intellectual, moral 
and religious training of the children in the community, a fact 
which was greatly appreciated by all. 

His wife was a highly qualified helpmate. She was tall and of a 
large frame; firm and energetic in her personality, — traits which 
have been transmitted to many of her descendants. She was a 
woman of large heart and in her home gave unlimited hospitalities. 
Her visitors seemingly were unlimited, and it is noted of her that 
at least on one occasion, when her guests came on horseback, as 
many as twenty-five saddles belonging to as many guests were 
counted one morning in her kitchen. Foreign visitors also sought 
her mansion with honorable recognition. Among them were 
Talleyrand and Louis Phillippe. American guests in large numbers 
honored her and were honored by her in the hospitable domicile. 

In Memory of 

Edmund Bridge, Esq., 

A Patriot of the Revolution, 

Born at Lexington, Aug. 8, 1739. 

Died at Dresden, Sept. 10, 1825, 

In the eighty -seventh year of his age. 

In 1760 

He settled in this town 

And became a prominent citizen; 

Having at different times 

Filled the various offices of honor and trust 

Within the gift of the inhabitants ; 

And being for more than thirty-two years 

High Sheriff of the County of Lincoln. 

Widely known and greatly esteemed during life, 

His death was sincerely lamented by all 

Who knew how fully his pure. 

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Were carried out in his daily 

Walk and conversation. 

And they buried him — And his children 

Lifted up their voice and wept at 

The grave, and the people wept. 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Phebe Bowman Bridge, 

wife of 

Edmund Bridge, Esq. 

By whose side she is interred. 

Born at Westboro, May 7, 1747, 

Died at Dresden, July 24, 1828, 

In the eighty-second year of her age. 

Married on the sixth of September, 1764. 

She with her husband patiently bore 

All the trials incident to a frontier life. 

And with him lived to witness 

A wilderness become a habitation of thrift. 

Her kind and amiable disposition 

Endeared her to all. 

And made her death to be more deeply felt 

By the relatives and friends 

Who survived her. 

Aged Christian! May the beauty of thy 

Daily Life impress on our hearts a love 

Of duty by its truth and holiness. 

Children: 

17.5. i. James* Bridge, b. Sept. 21, 1765. 

176. ii. Martha, b. April, 1768, in Dresden; d. Apr. 6, 1852, in Chares- 
town, Mass., aged 84 years: m. Col. Arthur, son of Col. 
William and Sarah (Noble) Lithgow. He was the popular 
First Sherifif of Kennebec County, Me.; a genial hospitable 
man. He died in Roxbury, Mass., Aug. 14, 1835, aged 75 years. 
(For full record of this union see the "Lithgow Family," 
Appendix of this Genealogy.) 

It is said of her that she was "a noble-hearted woman, of 
cheerful disposition, having an intelligence shrewd and energetic 
which she has seemingly transmitted to very many of her 
descendants." 
iii. Phoebe, b. Mar. 6, 1771, in Dresden; d. in Dresden, Feb. 27, 
1842, aged 71 years: m. Jan. 1, 1799, William son of Judge 
Jonathan and Mary Emerson (Lowell) Bowman, b. in 
Dorchester, Mass., Oct. 2, 1772; d. Sept. 10, 1826, in Wiscasset, 
Me. He was a prominent lawyer in that city. 



292 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children: 
1. Mary LowELL^ Bowman, b. Mar. 8, 1802, in Wiscasset; 
d. Feb. 21, 1865; m. Feb. 23, 1837, James Johnson, of 
Dresden. He d. Jan. 1, 1857. He was Town Clerk of 
Dresden from 1828 to 1832, and Notary Public. He 
was appointed Postmaster of Dresden, Jan. 15, 1850, 
by Postmaster General Jacob Collamer, holding his 
office for a period of ten years. A printed note is in 
existence for One Dollar, showing that he was Treasurer 
for the Proprietors of the Upper Bridge on Eastern 
River. They had a home on the bank of the beautiful 
Kennebec, both being greatly respected. 
ChUd: 

Bowman Bridge^ Johnson, b. Jan. 22, 1842; d. 
June 21, 1913, aged 71 years: m. Aug. 28, 1866, 
Annie Cordelia Hassen, b. Sept. 24, 1835; d. 
Dec. 6, 1920, aged 85 years. He inherited his father's 
property as the only child, carrying on the farm. 
Children : 

1. Cora Bell^ Johnson, b. Aug. 28, 1867; 
m. Oct. 27, 1903, Willis Lincoln, son of 
Charles M. and Sarah C. (Goud) Call of 
Pittston, Me. b. Apr. 21, 1864. He is a farmer 
and with his boys runs two small farms. 
He also has a blacksmith and wheelwright 
shop. 

Children : 

1. Alice BellI" Call, b. June 6, 1905. 

2. Louis Edward, b. Nov. 8, 1907. 

3. Charles Johnson, b. Jan. 24, 1913. 

2. Nina Eliza, b. une 8, 1869; m. Oct. 4, 1894, 
WiLMOT Walker Trussell. He was a pros- 
perous farmer until farming became a problem ; 
also devoted years in w.nter to rice business 
on the Kennebec. They now reside in Cedar 
Grove, Me. 

Children : 

1. Wallace Johnson^" Trussell, b. 
14, 1895. 

2. Annie Bell, b. Aug. 3, 1897. 

3. Nina Elizabeth, b. Aug. 15, 1899. 

4. Forrest Lee, b. Sept. 10, 1901. 

5. Mary Thelma, b. Feb. 25, 1905. 

6. WiLMOT Elsworth, b. Apr. 28, 1907. 

7. Samuel Edmund, b. Sept. 29, 1911. 

3. Samuel Bridge, b. July 5, 1871 ; m. July, 1900, 
Jeanette Estabrook. She d. Dec. 9, 1910. 
Removed to New York. Working for the 
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later in several places in Maine. After a long 
illness, his wife died of consumption, and with 
his son, he removed to Colorado, finally settling 
in Utah to build up the Armour business in 
that State. 
Child: 

Ralph LeroyI" Johnson, b. Apr. 26, 1904. 

4. James, b. May 9, 1875; d. Aug. 30, 1875. 

5. Jason Linwood, b. Apr. 23, 1877; m. Apr. 23, 
1912, Alice S., dau. of William and Annie 
Lint, b. Oct. 6, 1894. Res. Cedar Grove, Me. 
Children : 

1. Chester Linwood^" Johnson, b. Mar. 31, 
1913; d. May 24, 1923. 

2. JuDSON Leroy, b. May 28, 1915. 

3. Arlo Wilson, b. Mar. 17, 1917. 

4. Samuel Howard, b. Jan. 28, 1919, 

5. Robert William, b. Aug. 8, 1922. 

2. Edmund Bridge, b. Aug. 29, 1804, in Dresden; d. in 
Wiscasset, Mar. 19, 1864; m. Dec. 3, 1828, Hannah, 
dau. of James and Mary Norris; d. in Somerville, Mass., 
July 9, 1860. He was a lawyer and Clerk of the Courts 
in Lincoln County, Me.; Bowdoin College, 1823. 
Children : 
1. Phoebe Bridge^ Bowman, b. Apr. 17, 1830, in 
Dresden; d. Jan. 31, 1875; m. in 1851, William H. 
Clark, in Wiscasset, who d. Sept. 24, 1914. 
Children : 
1. Mary Frances^ Clark, b. Aug. 20, 1852; 
m. Wilson B. Groves in 1869. 
Children : 

1. Bessie Phoebei" Groves, b. Mar. 9, 
1870; m. Charles Wagner. No children. 

2. Charles Tinkham, b. Sept. 29, 1871; 
married. No children. 

3. Harry Clark, b. Sept. 19, 1873; d. 
December, 1873. 

4. Edmund Bowman, b. May 29, 1875; 
d. December, 1875. 

5. Helen Edna, b. Feb. 15, 1878. 

6. Ruth Shirley, b. Nov. 26, 1879; m. 
Charles S. Sewall, in 1898. 

Children : 

1. Mary Catharine" Sewall, b. Feb. 
12, 1899. 

2. Charles Henry, b. Nov. 10, 1900. 

3. RuFus Shirley, b. Mar. 10, 1902. 

4. Egbert Merrill, b. Dec. 5, 1903. 



Twins ^ ^ Edgar Knight, b. Dec. 5, 1903. 



294 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

6. Phoebe Bowman, b. May 3, 1907. 

7. Ruth Clark, b. Apr. 14, 1909. 

8. Henry Egbert, b. Mar. 30, 1911. 

7. Kate Graham, b. July 10, 1881; m. 
Foster S. Perkins. 

Children: 

1. Ezra Clinton" Perkins, b. Mar. 15, 
1904. 

2. Harold Sanborn, b. Feb. 17, 1905, 

3. Frances Eldora, b. Sept. 23, 1908. 

4. Kathryn, b. Apr. 11, 1913. 

8. Lawrence, b. June 6, 1884; d. Nov. 15, 
1885. 

2. Edmund Bowman, b. September, 1855; d. 
November, 1861. 

3. Emerson Smith, b. in 1857; d. in 1859. 

4. Jeanette Bartlett, b. in 1861; m. Edward S. 
McManus of Brunswick, Me., February, 1894. 
Children: 

1. Arthur Bowman'" McManus, b. May 5, 
1896. 

2. Harold Samuel, b. September, 1897. 

3. Mary Frances, b. June 4, 1900. 

4. Jeanette, b. July 20, 1902. 

5. Helen Gilman, b. December, 1903. 

6. Ralph Clark, b. May 8, 1905. 

2. Mary Helen, b. Jan. 10, 1832, in Dresden; d. 
Dec. 8, 1874, m Wiscasset; m. May 24, 1855, 
Capt. Edward H. Wood, who d. June 14, 1911. 
ChUd: 

Edward H.^ Wood, Jr., b. Apr. 2, 1858; d. 
Mar. 23, 1879. 

3. Edmund Bridge, Jr. (Hon.), b. July 29, 1835, in 
Dresden; d. Nov. 21, 1898, in Council Bluffs, 
Iowa; m. September, 1858, in Wiscasset, Abigail 
Dana, dau. of John and Louisa (Poland) Greenleaf, 
b. Feb. 4, 1837; d. July 29, 1888. A farmer. 
Children: 

1. Louise Greenleaf^ Bowman, b. Dec. 21, 
1859, m Glenwood, Iowa; d. Dec. 29, 1919; 
in Council Bluffs, Iowa; m. Apr. 30, 1877, in 
Council Bluffs, Iowa, Edward A., son of Sam- 
uel and EmUy (Richmond) Troutman, b. Dec. 
13, 1856 in Hamilton, Ohio. Interested in 
investments and insurance. Res. Inez Hotel, 
Kansas City, Mo. 
Children : 
1. Alberta!" Troutman, b. July 30, 1878, 
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in Tacoma, Wash., Fred M., son of 
Dr. Francis M. Powell, b. in Glenwood. 
A sales manager. Res. 540 East 35th 
Street, Portland, Oregon. 
Child: 

Frank" Powell, b. Jan. 13, 1907, 

in Denver, Col. 

2. Clara Louise, b. Dec. 20, 1881 in Council 
Bluffs; m. John H. Keating, July 31, 1901 
in Council Bluffs. Res. Third Street, 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

3. Charles Greenleaf, b. in Council 
Bluffs, July 4, 1888; d. June 14, 1892, 
in Council Bluffs. 

4. Edward Albert, Jr., b. Mar. 18, 1893; 
in Council Bluffs; m. Ruth Child, in 
1913 in Denver. Res. 630 East Twelfth 
Avenue, Denver, Col. 

Children: 

1. Marjorie" Troutman, b, August, 
1913; d. October, 1914. 

2. William, b. Jan. 21, 1916. 

3. Donald, b. May, 1918. 

4. Robert, b. Mar. 17, 1920. 

2. Clara, b. in 1861; d. in 1867. 

3. James Norris, b. Oct. 10, 1863; d. Aug. 11, 
1867. 

4. Edmund Bridge, b. June 30, 1866; d. Dec. 30, 
1906. 

5. Anne Taylor, b. Aug. 6, 1868; d. June 27, 
1902. 

6. Helen Wood, b. in Council Bluffs, Aug. 23, 
1871; m. May 3, 1893, in Lincoln, Neb., 
Woodworth, son of Joshua and Elizabeth 
(Bancroft) Allen, b. Nov. 13, 1870. He is a 
merchant and is president of Allen & Reynolds 
Company, wholesale coal, Omaha, Neb. 
Children born in Council Bluffs: 

1. Woodworth Bowman^" Allen, b. Nov. 
18, 1895; m. in Carlisle, Pa., Nov. 13, 
1917, Mae Houston, b. July 2, 1898, in 
Carlisle. He was a Captain in the Seventh 
Regiment, Third Division. Was a student 
at Ames. Res. Franklin Station, Camp 
Meade, Md. 

Child: 

Woodworth Bowman" Allen, Jr., 
b. Sept. 9, 1918, in Carlisle. 

2. John Greenleaf, b. Nov. 23, 1898. 



296 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Graduated from Dartmouth College, 1920, 
A.B.; graduated from Tuck School, 1921, 
M.C.S. Member of Phi Gamma Delta; 
Phi Beta Kappa. Res. 212 Third Street, 
Council Bluffs. 
7. Frances Rundlett, b. in Council Bluffs, 
Sept. 22, 1876; m. in Council Bluffs, Nov. 18, 
1903, George N., son of George A. Gerner, 
b. in Council Bluffs, Aug. 19, 1875. Is a 
merchant jeweler. Res. 171 Glen Avenue, 
Council Bluffs. 
Children born in Council Bluffs: 

1. George Bowman^" Gerner, b. Sept. 1, 
1908. 

2. Helen, b. Sept. 6, 1911. 

4. James Norris, b. in Bowdoinham, Me., Oct. 2, 
1837. He was a sea captain and was lost at sea. 
May 3, 1864, as was also his brother William, 
on the same day. 

5. Frances Payson, b. July 4, 1840, in Bowdoinham, 
Me., d. Aug. 26, 1868, in Wiscasset; m. in Wiscasset, 
Feb. 6, 1866, Capt. Gustavus, son of Oakes 
and Nancy (Oakes) Rundlett, who was a ship 
builder and owner. He was b. AprU, 1834, in 
Sheepscot, Me.; d. July 9, 1904, aged 70 years. 
Captain Rundlett was a captain in the Fourth 
Maine Regiment in the Civil War. 

Child: 

Nina Frances^ Rundlett, b. July 22, 1868, 
in Wiscasset; m. Sept. 23, 1919, Alfred 
Hathorn, son of Alfred and Sarah B. (Young) 
Lennox, of Wiscasset; b. in Wiscasset, May 
15, 1858. No children. He was a lumber 
merchant. Res. Wiscasset. 

6. Elizabeth Young, b. Oct. 12, 1842, in Bowdoin- 
ham; d. Apr. 11, 1917, aged 75 years. 

7. William, b. in Wiscasset, Apr. 22, 1846. Lost 
at sea, May 3, 1864. 

8. Thomas, b. May 25, 1848, in Wiscasset. He 
served as Postmaster of Council Bluffs, 1885; 
also Mayor of the City of Council Bluffs and 
Member of Congress in 1891; Postmaster 1893-97; 
d. Apr. 11, 1917, in Council Bluffs. Unm. 

9. Jonathan, b. Mar. 23, 1852, in Wiscasset; d. 
Sept. 8, 1869. Resided in Wiscasset. 

iv. Edmund, b. Mar. 25, 1773; d. July 17, 1823. He was never 
married. He early became noted for his activity and efficiency, 
and in his later life was a distinguished merchant in WUmington, 
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city was suspended during his funeral, and flags were at half 
mast. His remains were followed to the grave by all classes 
of the population, including the negroes, who mourned him as 
their special friend. 
V. Nathan, b. in Dresden, Sept. 23, 1775; d. in Gardiner, Me., 
Sept. 15, 1827. He was a notable lawyer in Gardiner, and 
later engaged in business with his brother, Edmund, in 
Wilmington, N. C. He was generous and benevolent, pious 
without affectation, and universally respected and beloved. 
177. vi. Samuel, b. Nov. 14, 1778, in Dresden. 

vii. William, b. May 4, 1781, in Dresden; d. Feb. 22, 1817, in 
New Orleans, where he had been seeking renewed health. 
He was a merchant, 
viii. Sarah, b. Nov. 15, 1782, in Dresden; d. Sept. 15, 1834, in 
Augusta, Me.; m. May 25, 1808, Capt. Hartwell, son of 
Capt. Seth and Zelpha (Ingraham) Williams, b. Nov. 15, 1781. 
He was a retired shipmaster and engaged in business in Augusta. 
Children : 

1. James Hartwell' Williams, b. June 22, 1809; d. 
Dec. 31, 1882, aged 73 years, in Sydney, New South 
Wales; m. Dec. 10, 1850, Helen Mary, dau. of Prosper 
De Mestre, of Sydney, New South Wales, b. June 23, 
1828. He was a merchant and served as Consul in 
Australia. 

Children : 

1. FiTZ James Hartwell^ Williams, b. Sept. 19, 
1851. 

2. Prosper Orleans, b. Jan. 5, 1855; m. Aug. 25, 
1880, Florence Mary, dau. of James Wilson, Esq. 
Child: 

Doris Marian* Williams, b. June 6, 1881. 

2. Phoebe Bowman, b. Mar. 17, 1811, in Dresden; d. 
Apr. 17, 1876; m. June 5, 1833, Elisha Hathaway. 
Children : 

1. Sarah Williams* Hathaway, b. July 5, 1838. 

2. James Kentworthy, b. Aug. 17, 1840. 

3. George Henry, b. Aug. 19, 1843. 

4. Frederick William, b. Aug. 17, 1845. 

3. Sarah Jane, d. when but thirteen months old. 

4. Isabella, b. July 31, 1816; m. Nov. 18, 1841, Rev. 
Frederick, D.D., thirteenth child, son of Hon. Nathaniel 
and Elizabeth Freeman, of Sandwich, Mass., author of 
the "History of Cape Cod," also of the "Freeman 
Genealogy" published in 1875. He says in that book, 
"of the subject of this note (himself) we have little to 
say; indeed are not sure that propriety does not enjoin 
entire silence." He was a teacher, law student and 
principal of Newbern Academy; licensed in 1823 to 
preach, ordained in 1824, an evangelist in 1824, and on 



298 JOHN BRIDGE FAI^IILY IN AMERICA 

Nov. 3, 1824, was installed over a church in Plymouth, 
which position he held for more than a decade. He 
had charges in the Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, 
Bangor and Augusta, Maine. He was no idler but was 
actively interested in a life of usefulness. She was his 
third wife. 
Children : 
1. Captain Hartwell* Williams Freeman, b. 
Feb. 5, 1843, m Augusta; m. (I) Jan. 23, 1870, in 
Richmond, Va., Annie Nesbitt; (II) June 28, 
1873, Gertrude Shaw of Richmond. Capt. 
Hartwell Williams Freeman was a Lieutenant 
in the United States Volunteer Service during the 
Civil War; was at the capture of Fort Hudson; 
was afterwards aide-de-camp, with the rank of 
Captain, on the staff of Gen. Charles P. Stone, 
who later became, by invitation of the Khedive, 
the commander of the Egj-ptian Army. 
Children born in Richmond: 

1. Hartwell Nesbitt^ Freeman, b. Oct. 29, 
1870. 

2. Annie Gertrude, b. July 14, 1874. 

3. Charles Stone, b. Jan. 13, 1876. 

2. George Arkansas, b. Jan. 16, 1845, in Sandwich, 
Mass.; d. in Boston, Feb. 18, 1880; m. June 8, 
1869, Mary A. Bacon, of Boston. 

ChUd: 

Mary Bacon^ Freeman, b. Sept. 22, 1872, in 
Boston. 

3. Edmund Bridge, b. Aug. 17, 1849. 

4. Isabella Anne, b. Apr. 25, 1856. 

ix. Joseph Bowman, b. Sept. 19, 1790, in Dresden, Me.; d. July 
4, 1866, aged 76 years. He was much respected, holding various 
oflBces in his native town. Was Representative in the Legisla- 
ture of Maine, several terms; in 1848, chosen one of the Electors 
of President Taylor; four years an Inspector in the Customs 
at Bath; also an officer in the United States Appraisers 
Department, in Boston. 

"He was a man honorable and upright; without guUe and 
of pure morals; devoted to his aged parents, while they lived; 
unmarried, and yet, wedded to his books." 

» 
170. WILUAMs BRIDGE (11. Sam'uel\ Matthew^ Matthew^ 
Johv}), b. Apr. 19, 1741, in Lexington; d. Feb. 9, 1804; m. Oct. 17, 
1765, Mary, daughter of ^Yilliam and Lydia (Bachelder) Porter, 
of Lexington, born in 1744; died Nov. 8, 1838, aged 9Jf years. 
Was an Ensign of the Minute Men in the Revolutionary War. 
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Men; services from Apr. 19, 1775; also Adjutant Seventh Middle- 
sex County Regiment, officially concurred in by the Council, June 
20, 1776. He took up his residence in Rutland, Mass., where he 
purchased land. He was a mason by profession, had a good 
education; was an excellent draftsman, filled many offices, was 
a useful citizen. 
Children : 

i. William^ Bridge, Jr., b. Feb. 18, 1766; was Uving in Marietta, 
Ohio, December, 1799. It is supposed he died in 1834. Place 
unknown. 
ii. Samuel, b. Feb. 19, 1768; he resided in Hempstead County, 
Ark., from 1824 to 1834, as a prosperous citizen. His wife 
and two children were deceased at that time. Three sons and 
two daughters then survived; were married and were settled 
in Missouri in 1835. 
iii. Emelia, b. Sept. 18, 1769; d. Mar. 26, 1849, aged 80 years; 
m. Oct. 15, 1801, Zadock, son of Stephen and Damaris (Howe) 
Gates; his second wife. He was b. Aug. 5, 1760; d. Dec. 14, 1821. 
Children born in Rutland, Mass.: 

1. Hannah Metcalf^ Gates, b. July 24, 1802; d. Apr. 
13, 1810. 

2. Amelia, b. Aug. 5, 1804; m. Apr. 19, 1829, Erastus, 
son of WUliam and Charlotte (Robinson) Dean, and 
d. Dec. 19, 1855. 

Children : 

1. Edward Sullivan^ Dean, b. Jan. 31, 1830. 

2. Georgianna Amelia, b. Sept. 15, 1832. 

3. Helen Elizabeth, b. Sept. 1, 1834. 

4. Emily Gates, b. Aug. 24, 1837. 

3. Maria Porter, b. Nov. 25, 1805; d. Feb. 2, 1880, 
aged 75 years. Unm. 

4. Charlotte, b. Apr. 3, 1807. Unm. 

5. Salley Metcalf, b. July 9, 1809; d. May 24, 1879, 
aged 70 years; m. May 11, 1837, William Farwell, 
son of William and Sarah (Wetherby) Davis, of Clare- 
mont, N. H. One son. 

6. Zadock Woods, b. Sept. 7, 1811; d. May 27, 1863; 
m. Oct. 11, 1838, Elizabeth Buckminster, dau. of 
Joel and Elizabeth (Smith) Davis. 

Children : 

1. Elizabeth Amelia^ Gates, b. Aug. 5, 1840. 

2. Emily Denny, b. June 30, 1848. 

7. Alice Parker, b. Sept. 1, 1814. Unm. 

8. George Alfred, b. May 20, 1816. Unm. 
iv. Patty, b. June 16, 1771; d. Mar. 21, 1836. Unm. 

178. V. Nathan, b. May 1, 1773. 

vi. Charlotte, b. Mar. 10, 1776; d. May 17, 1864, aged 88 years. 

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300 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

viii. Jonas, b. Apr. 27, 1780; d. May 31, 1836. 
ix. Polly, b. Oct. 19, 1782; d. Jan. 1, 1800. 
X. Edmund, b. Apr. 14, 1785; d. Feb. 21, 1832, in Worcester, Mass. 

171. FRANCIS^ BRIDGE (11. Samuel\ Matthew^ Matthew\ 
John^), baptized July 28, 1748, in Lexington; died Apr. 28, 1796; 
married Feb. 11, 1773, Eunice, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah 
(Reed) Brown, born Jan. 24,1751; died July 5, 1808. Francis 
Bridge became a citizen in Winchendon, Mass., in 1772, coming 
from Lexington. He was a tavern keeper for many years; an 
important man during the Revolutionary War, and in official 
relations to town affairs. He owned five hundred acres of land 
which is still known by the name of "The Bridge Tract," and was 
worth, many years ago, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 
He was one of the five chosen in 1776 on the "Committee of 
Correspondence and Safety." 

Children, all but Lucy, born in Winchendon: 

i. Patty^ Bridge, b. Feb. 1, 1774; d. Aug. 30, 1775. 
ii. Eunice, b. Mar. 27, 1776; d. Oct. 29, 1838; m. Samuel 
Downing, of Newburgh, N. Y., who d. Nov. 1, 1822. 
Children: 
1. Emily^ Downing, b. Jan. 24, 1801; d. Mar. 11, 1864; 
m. Nov. 29, 1823, Sylvester Ferry. He d. Feb. 7, 
1835. 
Children : 

1. Frances Emily* Ferry, b. May 15, 1825; d. 
Apr. 1, 1873; m. May 28, 1845, L. W. Gardner, 
who d. Aug. 3, 1867. 

Child: 

Emily» Gardner, b. Feb. 7, 1846; m. Oct. 3, 

1866, John G. Vernol. 

Children: 

1. L. W.io Vernol, b. Oct. 23, 1868. 

2. Clarence Alexis, b. Dec. 18, 1877. 

2. George J., b. Nov. 28, 1830; d. Oct. 4, 1917, 
aged 87 years; m. (I), May 18, 1852, Elizabeth J. 
Bradley, of Bethel, Conn., who d. Aug. 15, 1871; 
(II), Sept. 3, 1872, Virginia, dau. of B. F. and 
L. M. Green, of Orange, N. J. She d. Dec. 30, 1920. 
Children: 

1. Sarah Frances^ Ferry, b. Feb. 1, 1854; 
d. January, 1921; m. May 20, 1874, Earnest 
Napier. 
Children : 

1. Lillian E.^o Napier, b. Jan. 15, 1876. 
Still living. 

2. Edith L., b. Apr. 23, 1880; deceased. 



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3. Virginia E., b. Sept. 20, 1882. Still living. 

4. George F. Still living. 

5. Harold. StUl living. 

2. Edward Sylvester, b. Dec. 29, 1859; m. 
May 19, 1881, Mary E., dau. of Rev. J. H. 
and Ellen Knowles, Orange, N. J. Still living. 
Had five children, four living, Louis, Joseph, 
Robert and Helen. Res. 11 Vernon Terrace, 
East Orange, N. J. 

3. Louis Weber, b. May 21, 1865; d. Jan. 27, 
1878. 

4. Charles Downing, b. Jan. 25, 1868; m. 
Catherine Stiger. His wife died about 
seven years ago and he married a widow by the 
name of Mrs. John Stiger. He had two 
children, Lawrence and Katrine. Res. 271 
Boulevard, Summit, N. J. 

5. Clarence Monroe, b. Jan. 18, 1872. 

6. George J., Jr., b. Nov. 8, 1874. 

7. William Harvey, b. Feb. 4, 1880. 

3. John Milton, b. Apr. 9, 1832, in Newburgh, N. Y.; 
m. (I), July 15, 1857, Mary Keller Ritter, 
who d. Nov. 26, 1858. No issue. (II), June 15, 
1860, Sarah A. Howe, who d. Mar. 21, 1861; 
(III), May 14, 1863, Louisa A. Keegan, of New 
Orleans, La. 

Children : 

1. William Ritter^ Ferry, b. Mar. 19, 1861; 
m. Mar. 29, 1883, Charlotte Simmons. 

2. George Franklin, b. Apr, 19, 1864. 

3. Milton, b. May 7, 1865. 

4. Stella Louise, b. Apr. 4, 1867. 

5. Emily Lillian, b. Mar. 3, 1869. 

6. Paul, b. May 12, 1872. 

7. Mary Virginia, b. Mar. 29, 1875. 

4. Edward, b. Oct. 26, 1833; d. Apr. 1, 1842. 

2. Charles, b. July 9, 1802; m. Sept. 20, 1830, Mary 
Wait, who d. Oct. 18, 1880. No children. He had 
the reputation, during his lifetime, of being the "most 
eminent pomologist in the United States." 

3. George W., b. Feb. 22, 1804; d. Apr. 5, 1846; m. Dec. 
15, 1825, Antoinette Starr, who was b. Oct. 10, 1807. 
Children : 

1. Charles* Downing, b. July 4, 1828; m. Mar. 12, 
1855, Harriet N. Oakley. 
Children : 

1. Mary^ Downing, b. Dec. 23, 1855. 

2. Isabella, b. Jan. 5, 1859. 

3. George, b. May 31, 1861. 



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2. Oliver Starr, b. Sept. 8, 1830; d. July 25, 1852. 

3. Mary M., b. Jan. 21, 1833; m. Aug. 8, 1855, 
Edwix Hardixg, who d. Jan. 7, 1859. 

Child: 

Grace E.^ R^rdixg, b. Aug. 14, 1857; m. 
Sept. 5, 1879, Thomas J. Philips. 
Children : 

1. El-Mer H.i" Philips, b. Oct. 17, 1880. 

2. Frederick F., b. Nov. 4, 1882. 

4. Fanny, b. June 28, 1808; d. Oct. 4, 1808. 

5. Andrew Jackson, b. Oct. 31, 1815. Mr. Downing was 
esteemed the most eminent horticulturist writer and 
landscape gardener in the United States. He was lost 
in the steamer Henry Clay on the Hudson River, 
July 28, 1852. 

iii. Francis, b. July 4, 1778; d. July 18, 1800. He went to Paris 
as an employee of merchants to collect some old claims, 
remaining there about nine months. He afterwards went as 
supercargo to Havana. The American Consul, meeting him 
on the street, noticed that he was very sick and invited him to 
his house. He went, and died there in a short time from yellow 
fever. 

iv. Ruhama, b. Mar. 30, 1781; d. Jan. 10, 1864, aged 83 years; 
m. in Lexington, Feb. 6, 1810, Jonas, son of Moses and Mrs. 
Anna (Kendall) Monroe Tyler, b. in Woburn, Mass., May 31, 
1773; d. June 26, 1853, aged 80 years. She was his second wife. 
Jonas was a dealer in West India goods and resided in 
Charlestown, Mass. 

Children born in Charlestown: 

1. George Washington' Tyler, b. Feb. 5, 1813; d. in 
Leavenworth, Kan., Aug. 22, 1870; m. November, 
1855, Mrs. LoLasA (Elms) Drvke, the divorced wife 
of the historian Drake. He was graduated from Harvard 
Law School in 1857 and admitted to practice the same 
year. Early in life he was a commission merchant in 
Boston; was well educated; and had a large library 
which was open for the use of young men. He was 
an early editor of the Boston Herald. Removed to 
Leavenworth, Kan. No children. 

2. John Francis, b. Sept. 10, 1815; d. Mar. 3, 1837, from 
the result of a fall in the store of his brother George 
in Boston. 

3. Rebecca Ad.vms, b. Mar. 23, 1817; d. July 1, 1890. 
aged 73 years. Unm. 

4. Benjamin Franklin, b. Apr. 4, 1821; d. Feb. 10, 1895, 
aged 7^ years; m. (I), Jan. 27, 1845, Joanna, dau. of 
John Fellows of Ipswich, where she was b. Julv 7, 1820; 
d. Feb. 1, 1890, aged 70 years; (II), Anne Fr^vnces, 
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survived her husband. No children. He was an 
accountant, and for ten years reporter for a mercantile 
agency. He took toll on the "old Warren Bridge" for 
several years; served in the Common Council of 
Charlestown, and was actively interested in the affairs 
of the city. He was a man of commanding presence, 
and numbered his friends by the score. Retired in 1891. 
Children born in Charlestown: 

1. Marie Louise^ Tyler, b. Nov. 7, 1845; d. Jan. 23, 
1920, aged 7Jf years. Unm. 

2. Emeline Bridge, b. Nov. 7, 1847; m. Dec. 30, 1869, 
Calvin, Jr., son of Calvin and Mary Ann (Walker) 
Simonds, in Charlestown, where he was b. Mar. 21, 
1847. She resides (1923) with her daughter, Mrs. 
Curby, in West Medford; the Editor is indebted to 
her for help in securing much of th? Tyler records. 
Children born in Charlestown: 

1. Emma Louise^ Simonds, b. Sept. 26, 1870; 
m. Feb. 24, 1895, in Charlestown, Edward 
Francis, son of Edward and Anne (Carpenter) 
Quinn, b. in Cambridge, Sept. 16, 1871. 
Both his parents were born in Dublin. 
Children : 

1. May Gertrudeio Quinn, b. in Somerville, 
d. in infancy. 

2. Ethel Louise, b. in Somerville, June 4, 
1896; m. in West Medford, Mar. 2, 1919, 
Henry Alexander, son of Alexander 
and Lydia (Fourniere) Tooley, of Medford, 
b. Jan. 12, 1894. 

Children born in West Medford: 

1. Isaac Henry Joseph'^ Tooley, b. 
Aug. 30, 1919. 

2. Ruth Louise, b. June 29, 1922. 

3. Lewis Irving, b. in Charlestown, Sept. 
30, 1898; d. January, 1901. 

4. Blanche Edna, b. in Charlestown, 
Feb. 23, 1900; m. Oct. 23, 1921, in West 
Medford, Harold Charles, son of John 
Edward and Annie (Connors) Lacey, b. in 
Cambridge, Apr. 29, 1897. 

Child: 

Mary Edna" Lacey, b. Apr. 9, 1923, 
in West Medford. 

5. Annie Tyler, b. in Medford, Sept. 5, 1901. 

6. Edward Francis, Jr., b. in West 
Medford, Mar. 17, 1906. 

• 7. Mary Roberta, b. May 14, 1909, in 
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2. Thomas Greenleaf, b. Aug. 31, 1873; d. 
Apr. 28, 1874. 

3. ]\Iay Elizabeth, b. Dec. 24, 1877; m. Sept. 
19, 1909, in Maiden, Mass., John, son of 
John and Fanny (Lord) Milliken, b. in Buxton, 
Me., Dec. 10, i845. 

Children born in South Berwick, Me. : 

1. Carrie Amanda^" Milliken, b. Mar. 1, 
1911. 

2. Ida May, b. Nov. 18, 1912. 

4. Ethel Ruhama, b. Mar. 24, 1886; m. in 
Medford, Feb. 27, 1914, Naldo Wesley, 
son of Abraham and Carrie May (Coburn) 
Curby, of Roxbury, Mass., b. in Brookfield, 
Vt., Oct. 1, 1886. Res. West Medford. 

• 5. Calvin Walker, b. Feb. 12, 1889; m. (I), 

Gladys P. Houston, of Roxbury, July 4, 
1909; (H), Martha W., dau. of Adelbert 
and Mary J. (Roach) Arris, June 14, 1916, 
b. Sept. 18, 1876, in Boston. 

3. Franklin, b. July 15, 1853; d. Dec. 26, 1885. Unm. 

4. Rebecca, b. June 29, 1856; d. Dec. 23, 1871. rnm 

5. John, b. Apr. 12, 1860; m. Feb. 24, 1882, ISUry 
Russell, dau. of Charles and Sabiah Fullerton 
(Taylor) McLellan, of Bath, Me., b. Jan. 12, 

1864. 

Children born in Charlestown: 
1. FR-i-NKLiN Kendall^ Tyler, b. Apr. 16, 1891; 
m. Feb. 14, 1917, Freda Ernestine, dau. of 
Earnest C. and Jennie (Russell) Davis, of 
Bath, where she was b. June 29, 1895; d. 
June 23, 1919. 
Children: 

1. Freda Frances^" Tyler, b. Dec. 6, 
1917, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2. Mary Louise, b. June 7, 1919, in Bath; 
d. Sept. 16, 1919. 

5. Anne, b. Apr. 28, 1823; d. Aug. 16, 1898, aged 75 years. 
Unm. 

6. Jonas Kendall (Captain), b. Mar. 25, 1825; d. May 2, 
1898, aged 73 years; m. Dec. 24, 1874, Mrs. Lydia 
Maria (Preston) Walsh, who d. Sept. 7, 1888. No 
children. 

He received a good education; enlisted in the Mexican 
War in Boston, June 5, 1846, at the age of twenty-one 
years, attaining the rank of lieutenant, and was 
admitted to practice law, July 5, 1853. In June, 1861, 
he recruited a company for .the Civil War, going out 
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of Massachusetts Volunteers. He became overpowered 

by the sun's heat at Fortress Monroe. His will was 

proved, May 26, 1898. He left to his nephew, John 

Tyler, the "swords, pistols and accoutrements to the 

same, belonging, worn & used by me in the Mexican 

and Civil Wars. " His nephew was appointed executor. 

V. Levi, b. Feb. 15, 1784; d. in Cambridge, Mass., Apr. 14, 1876, 

aged 92 years. Like all his ancestors, he was in his early life 

a man of varied capabilities and diversified activities. An 

unfortunate and severe mental affliction came upon him, and 

for many years he was absolutely unfitted for the lines of 

business to which he had devoted himself. He finally recovered, 

but with diminished power and endurance. He never married, 

and having a tender heart toward the unfortunate, and 

especially children, his own misfortune led him constantly to 

think of the misfortunes of others. 

He presented to the City of Cambridge a small fund (of 
about one thousand dollars) to be known as the "Bridge 
Charitable Fund, " to be held intact until principal and interest, 
or gifts of other philanthropists, should amount to two thousand 
dollars, after which two-thirds of the interest could be expended 
in Cambridge by the Overseers of the Poor for deserving 
needy persons. The deed of trust was accepted by the city 
in September, 1875. 

Levi Bridge hoped that the fund might be enlarged by 
other contributors, so that in time to come it might "afford 
relief" to many unfortunates in the city in which he had so 
long lived. Samuel J. Bridge, having a like spirit with his 
relative, increased the fund by exactly the same amount as 
Levi's gift. 

In Memory of 

Levi Bridge, 

Second son of Francis and Eunice Bridge. 

Born at Winchendon, February 15, 1784, 

Died in this city, Apr. 14, 1876, 

In the ninety -third year of his age. 

He was a man of varied acquirements. 

Endowed with a large share of talent, 

Improved by education, study and use. 

He was modest and unassuming, 

A pleasant and instructive companion. 

He filled many important positions 

Both at home and abroad. 

He was patient and cheerful in adversity, 

And when compelled by adverse circumstances 

To seek the refuge of the unfortunate. 

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He spent a long life of usefulness to his fellowmen, 

And in the upright discharge of all duties. 

He lived in the esteem and affection of all who knew him. 

He reached an age which few in this world attain, 

And died as he had lived, without fear and without reproach. 

He is interred by the side of his ancestors. 

"Blessed is that servant, whom the Lord, when he Cometh, 

Shall find so doing." 

vi. Oliver, b. July 20, 1785; d. June 5, 1842, in Bangor, Me. 
vii. Lucy, b. Oct. 5, 1788, in Lexington; d. Mar. 21, 1855, in 
Dresden. Her simplicity of manners, goodness of heart, and 
exemplary piety endeared her to all her relatives and friends 
who lament her loss. 

172. HONORABLE MATTHEW^ BRIDGE, of Charlestown 
(11. Samuel\ Matthew^, Matthew'^, John}), baptized in Lexington, 
Feb. 24, 1751; moved to Charlestown in 1783; died Nov. 24, 1814, 
in Charlestown, Mass.; married Apr. 29, 1779, Alice, daughter 
of David and Alice (Thompson) Parker, of Billerica, born in 
Billerica, July 3, 1758; died in Charlestown, Mass., Mar. 18, 
1840, oged 82 years. 

He was "exemplary in his domestic relations, honored and 
respected for his character as a business man, a liberal benefactor. " 
He was a merchant and ship owner; the firm of which he was head 
are said to have sent out the first copper-bottomed vessels from 
the port of Boston and Charlestown. He was prominent in the 
affairs of the town, holding important public offices, was in the 
Legislature as Representative from Charlestown in 1803 and 
1808, and in the Senate in 1809 and 1812. Was also a large holder 
of real estate and a man of much property for his time. 

Children born in Charlestown: 

i. Alice« Bridge, b. Nov. 18, 1779; d. July 23, 1858, aged 79 
years; m. in Boston, Aug. 15, 1805, Ebenezer Baker, of 
Charlestown, b. Jan. 2, 1774, in Boston; d. Oct. 28, 1825. 
She lived in her father's mansion until her death. 
Children born in Charlestown: 

1. Matthew Bridge' Baker, b. Feb. 15, 1807; d. Sept. 
18, 1839; m. Apr. 18, 1832, Catharine, dau. of Richard 
Catlin, of Deerfield, Mass., b. Mar. 16, 1810. He was 
a leading physician of Springfield, Mass. 

Children: 

1. Charlotte Alice^ Baker, b. Apr. 4, 1833; d. 
May 22, 1909, aged 76 years. Unm. 

2. Edgar, b. May 24, 1835; d. Aug. 1, 1839. 

2. Julianna, b. Apr. 8, 1809; d. in Charlestown, Mar. 8, 
1813. 




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3. JtTLiANNA, b. June 4, 1814; rl. June 30, 1817. 

4. Ebenezer, b. May 21, 1821; m. Maria Lane; d. June 
28, 1880. No children. 

180. ii. Nathan, b. Apr. 18, 1782. 

iii. Sarah, b. Jan. 12, 1788; d. Nov. 2, 1825; m. Sept. 15, 1810, 
Seth Knowles, of Charlestown, b. Jan. 3, 1784; d. Jan. 7, 
1832. He was a merchant and for many years a noted man 
in the town. He represented it in the Legislature in 1816, 
1822-23; was in the Senate in 1824-25 and was a member of 
the State Constitutional Convention in 1820. 

He was one of the founders of the Harvard Unitarian Church, 
one of the first board of directors of the Bunker Hill Bank, 
and one of the original members of the Bunker Hill Monument 
Association and of its first board of directors. He had much 
to do with the negotiations for the purchase of land and was 
also on the building committee. On the morning of the day 
when the cornerstone of the monument was laid, June 17, 
1825, the occasion of a grand celebration made forever memor- 
able by a visit from General Lafayette and the eloquent 
address of Daniel Webster, the Knowles mansion was thrown 
open for the reception of the ladies. 
Children : 
1. Joseph^ Knowles, b. Feb. 14, 1812; d. Feb. 28, 1876; 

m. June 5, 1847, Jane Maria Davis, of Salem, Tenn., 

b. Aug. 27, 1825. He was a graduate of Harvard College. 

Removed to the South, where he was married. Lived 

in the South and the West. 

Children : 

1. Seth8 Knowles, b. May 16, 1848; m. July 13, 
1876, Alice Gilkey, b. May 14, 1854. 
Children: 

1. Kate^ Knowles, b. June 19, 1877. 

2. Joseph Davis, b. July 8, 1879. 

3. Seth, Jr., b. Apr. 21, 1881. 

4. Winslow Bridge, b. July 10, 1884. 

2. Winslow Lewis, b. May 9, 1850; m. Feb. 18, 
1880, Susan Harriet Curtis, of Portland, b. 
Aug. 27, 1850. 

Children : 

1. Henry Lewis» Knowles, b. Apr. 4, 1881; 
d. Aug. 19, 1881. 

2. Bessie Bridge, b. Feb. 6, 1883. 

3. Alice Bridge, b. May 19, 1852; d. Aug. 3, 1882; 
m. Aug. 27, 1879, Warren Clarke Eustis, b. 
June 3, 1846. 

4. Caroline, b. Feb. 27, 1855; m. Jan. 2, 1884, 
W. A. Spaulding, D.D.S., of Maine. He was b. 
in Maine, Mar. 7, 1842. 

5. Joseph, b. July 16, 1859; m. Dec. 24, 1878, Sarah 



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Lane, b. July 22, 1862, in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Resided in the West. 
2. Sarah, b. Mar. 12, 1815, in Boston; d. there, Nov. 5, 
1885, aged 70 years; m. Mar. 2, 1849, Lieut. Augustus 
Abel, son of Capt. Abel and Ann (Howard) Gibson, 
of Br'ownfield, Me., b. Mar. 31, 1819, in Brownfield; 
d. in Fryeburg, Me., Feb. 11, 1893, aged 74. years, 
buried iii Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. 
Lieutenant Gibson graduated from the West Point 
Military Academy in 1839; commissioned Second 
Lieutenant, July 1, 1839; promoted First Lieutenant, 
1846 and Captain, 1853. He served through the Mexican 
War, but at its close met with an accident which disabled 
him from future field service. During the Civil War, 
he was appointed, in 1862, Colonel 112th Regiment 
Volunteers and mustered out of that service, July 22, 
1864. Part of the time, he was in charge of the defences 
at Washington, D. C. He was also Commandant at 
Fort Warren, Boston harbor, at various times from 
Sept. 8, 1864 to Apr. 4, 1869; was also connected with 
the United States Coast Survey for several years. He 
received Commissions in the Regular Army as Major, 
Third Artillery, July 25, 1863, and Lieutenant-Colonel, 
Apr. 4, 1869; retired at his own request, Dec. 5, 1870. 
Children : 

1. Howard Augustus^ Gibson, b. in Baltimore, Md., 
Jan. 3, 1850; d. Oct. 1, 1870, in Newton Center, 
Mass. 

2. Caroline Knowles, b. June 21, 1852, in 
Washington, D. C; m. Jan. 3, 1883, in Boston, 
Benjamin Tupper, sob of George Evans and 
Augusta (White) Newman, of Fryeburg, b. Nov. 
5, 1858, in Bath, Me. He studied art in Boston, 
Mass., Art Museum and National Academy of 
Design, New York City, and in Paris, France, 
under Boulanger and Jules Le Febvre. Exhibited 
in the Paris Salon in 1887 and in all principal 
cities in the Northeastern United States. Is a 
portrait and landscape painter. Thirty-second 
Degree Mason and a member of the Knights of 
Pythias. Res. Fryeburg, Me. 

Children: 

1. Howard Augustus^ Newman, b. and d. Oct. 
23, 1883, in New York City. 

2. Max Gibson, b. Apr. 21, 1885, in Fryeburg; 
m. Edna Lewis. An electrical engineer. Res. 
79 Marian Avenue, Pittsfield, Mass. 

3. Paul Jones, b. Jan. 3, 1888, in Fryeburg; 
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Little, Brown & Company, of Boston. Res. 
5751 Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

4. Arthur Dow (Major), b. Aug. 30, 1889, 
in Fryeburg; d. July 1, 1922, in Washington, 
D. C; m. Adelaide Lewis. He was in the 
War Department, having charge of the equip- 
ment cavalry. Was a West Point man. Her 
address, care Major-General Edward Lewis, 
Fort Sam Houston, Texas. No. 6 Staff Post. 

5. George Burgess, b. Nov. 30, 1890, in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Teacher in Penn State 
College. Res. University Club, Penn State 
College, Pa. Unm. 

6. Benjamin, b. and d. in Fryeburg, Nov. 1, 1893. 

3. Charles Swasey, b. Mar. 8, 1854; m. Frances 
Wilson Luke, b. in St. Louis, Mo., June 25, 1856; 
d. in Helena, Mont., Aug. 15, 1895. 

Children born in Helena, Mont.: , 

1. Robert Luke^ Gibson, b. Mar. 17, 1887. 
Res. Gaston, Ore., R. F. D. No. 2, Box 33. 

2. Wallace Knowles, b. Dec. 19, 1893. Res. 
Station A, Route 8, Box 356, Dallas, Texas. 

4. Benjamin Huger, b. in Fortress Monroe, Va., 
Nov. 25, 1860; d. July 22, 1873, in Gorham, N. H., 
by drowning. 

3. Caroline, b. Nov. 12, 1816; d. Apr. 25, 1884, in Boston, 
Unm. 

4. Alice Bridge, b. Nov. 12, 1818; d. Dec. 20, 1818. 
iv. Samuel, d. in 1830. Unm. Harvard College, 1830. 

173. J0NAS5 BRIDGE (11. Samuel\ Matthew\ Matthew\ 
John}), baptized Sept. 2, 1759, in Lexington; d. June 25, 1837, 
aged 78 years; married Susanna, daughter of Joshua and Susanna 
(Houghton) Reed, Oct. 1, 1783. She was born Mar. 11, 1759; 
died Aug. 24, 1830, aged 71 years. He served as a Selectman in 
the years of 1792, 1794 and 1798. 
Children born in Lexington: 

i. Childe (Unnamed), b. Jan. 16, 1784; d. Jan. 17, 1784. 
ii. Martha (Patty), b. June 3, 1785; d. Feb. 19, 1788. 
iii. Susanna, b. Jan. 24, 1787; d. Nov. 6, 1810. 
iv. Martha (Patty), b. Apr. 24, 1788; d. Apr. 7, 1835. 
V. Elizabeth (Betsey), b. Apr. 23, 1790; d. Mar. 27, 1793. 
vi. Jonas, b. Aug. 26, 1792; d. June 9, 1813. 
vii. Samuel, b. Nov. 12, 1793; d. Sept. 30, 1795. 
viii. Bowman, b. June 18, 1795; d. July, 1820, in St. Louis. 
181. ix. Samuel, b. Dec. 12, 1796. 

X. Elizabeth (Betsey), b. Jan. 7, 1799; d. Feb. 13, 1833. Unm. 
xi. Caroline, b. July 28, 1800; d. Nov. 14, 1819. Unm. 



SIXTH GENERATION 

174. BEZALEEL« BRIDGE (168. Samuel^ Samuel\ Matthew^, 
Matthew-, John^), born Nov. 21, 1764, in Hardwick, Mass.; married 
Theodia, daughter of Maj. Amos Wallbridge, of Stafford, Conn., 
born June 22, 1768. Resided in Ames Township, Athens Co., 
Ohio. 

Children: 

182. i. Bezaleel^ Bridge, Jr., b. Feb. 14, 1794. 

183. ii. WiLLi.YM, b. Sept. 4, 1796. 

iii. DiDAMA Amanda, b. ; m. Sept. 28, 1823, Dr. Elias 

HiBB.VRD, in Ames, Ohio. They removed to the western part 
of the country. No further record found. 

184. iv. David Gibbs, b. July, 1802. 

175. HONORABLE JAMES^ BRIDGE (169. Edmund\ 
Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), the eldest son of Edmund 
Bridge, born in Dresden, Me., Sept. 21, 1765; died January, 1834; 
married July 4, 1797, Hannah, daughter of Hon. Joseph and 
Hannah (Flagg) North, born June 9, 1774; died Apr. 9, 1822. 
He graduated at Harvard in 1787, and read law with Hon. 
Theophilus Parsons, along with his classmate and chum, the 
Hon. John Quincy Adams. He returned from Massachusetts to 
Maine and opened a law office in Hallowell, succeeding Gen. 
William Lithgow, and held the legal field alone until 1790. His 
practice became very extensive; he was remarkable in special 
pleading, addressing both judge and jury in clear and concise 
language. He was a remarkable conveyancer, drawing his legal 
l)apers with supreme wisdom. He represented the State in the 
Legislature in 1799; was a Judge of Probate for four years, begin- 
ning in 1800. Through remarkable business ability he became 
a leading financier and very wealthy. He retired in 1812 from 
business, and soon became a member of the Executive Council of 
Massachusetts, and was a leading member in the State Convention 
of 1819, and following tl«at was Commissioner under the act of the 
separation of Maine from Massachusetts as a distinct State. 
He was president of the Augusta Bank from 1814 until 1834 and 
was also commissioned as bank examiner. 

Hannah Bridge, the judge's wife, was a woman most graceful 
m form, medium in stature, possessing much personal beauty; 
of kind disposition and strongly attached to her kindred and 
friends. Her charities were numerous. Even the prisoners in jail 
were always remembered by her bounty on Thanksgiving Day, 



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following the example set to her by her mother on her marriage; 
and, at her death, her youngest daughter took up these duties. 
Mrs. Bridge died at the early age of forty-seven, with all Christian 
faith. Her aged father survived her, and when she passed away, 
his remark at her death was, "Mrs. Bridge died. It is a dark day 
for me." 

Hon. Joseph North, her father, represented the Plantation 
of Maine, in the Provincial Congress, in 1774 and 1775; was 
commissioned Colonel Feb. 26, 1776; appointed Judge Court 
of Common Pleas for Lincoln County, in 1785; and for Kennebec 
County, in 1799, which office he held until his death. 

Children : 
185. i. Edmund Theodore^ Bridge, b. Dec. 6, 1799. 

ii. Margaret, b. Feb. 22, 1802; d. Dec. 21, 1882, aged 80 years; 
m. Sept. 22, 1811, William Augustus Steuben, son of 
Gen. WiUiam and Mary (Duane) North, who was b. Feb. 1, 
1793; U. C. 1812; d. Nov. 7, 1845. He studied law in New 
York City and was admitted to practice. Preferring the more 
congenial agricultural pursuits, he retired to Duanesburg, 
N. Y., and introduced on a large estate valuable blood stock 
of cattle, and was also a writer for agricultural journals. 
Children : 

1. Mary Catharine^ North, b. January, 1822; d. Aug. 
4, 1882; m. Rev Daniel Cont, son of Hon. Nathan 
and Paulina Bass (Cony) Weston, b. Feb. 24, 1815; 
Bowdoia College, 1834; admitted to the Bar in 1837; 
ordained Deacon, 1851, in the Protestant Episcopal 
Church; D.D. Bowd. 

Children: 

1. William North' Weston; d. young. 

2. George Melville. 

3. Duane. 

4. Henry Livingston; d. young. 

5. Mary North; m. Francis Baynes, son of Thomas 
and Anne Elvira (Reed) Austin. 

2. Hanna Elizabeth. 
James, b. July 17, 1804. 
Horatio, b. Apr. 8, 1806. 
William, b. May 2, 1808. (Twin.) 

Mary, (twin) b. May 2, 1808; d. June 13, 1842; m. June 6, 
1828, Gen. Rufus Chandler, son of Solomon and Eliza Put- 
nam (Chandler) Vose b. June 29, 1798, in Northfield, Mass.; 
d. in Augusta, Me., Aug. 14, 1842. Mary was a woman of 
great personal beauty and deemed by her friends a most 
amiable woman. He was engaged in mercantile pursuits in 
Augusta, Me. Was a Selectman, 1837-38; Captain of xlugusta 
Light Infantry for a number of years; Adjutant-General in 
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a great presidential year when Harrison and Tyler ran for 
the presidency. The campaign song rang as follows: 
"O, say, have you heard how old Maine went? 
She went hell-bent for Governor Kent 
And Tippecanoe & Tyler too. " 
General Vose was tail, straight, of fine figure and martial 
bearing. 
Children : 

1. George H.^ Vose, b. Mar. 19, 1829; m. May 29, 1855, 
KL-vTE LeRose, of California. Graduated at Bowdoin 
College, 1850. Went to California in 1852. 

Children : 

1. Mary Bridge' Vose, b. in 1858; d. Dec. 31, 1883; 
m. Rev. Alvin Baker. 

2. Alice, b. in 1859; m. Edmund Hathaway. 

3. RuFUS Chandler, b. in 1865. 

4. George Howe, b. in 1870. (Twin.) 

5. Bertha, b. in 1870. (Twin.) 

6. Frank, b. in 1874. 

7. Charles K., b. in 1878. 

2. Eliza Putnam, b. Feb. 6, 1832; d. in Augusta, May, 
1903, aged 71 years; m. Sept. 1, 1855, Daniel, son of 
Rev. Daniel and Lusanna (Williams) Stone, of Augusta. 
No children. His father graduated from Harvard 
College, 1791, and removed to Augusta as pastor of the 
Middle Parish Church from Oct. 21, 1790 untU 1809; 
served as Postmaster and Magistrate for a number of 
years. Daniel, his son, was a merchant and ship-owner 
in Wiscasset, later in Auburndale, Mass., dying in 
Watertown, Mass., Dec. 17, 1901. 

3. RuFUS Chandler, b. November, 1833; made his 
home in New Mexico; m. in 1878, IVIargaret Saunders 
of California. 

4. Mary Bridge, b. Mar. 29, 1835; m. in 1873, Charles 
H. Kimball, of California. No children. 

5. HL^nnah Bridge, b. May 5, 1837; m. in 1877, Thomas 
Wales Morgan Draper of New York. 

6. Horatio, b. Jan. 29, 1840; d. in Calcutta, in 1866. 
vii. Hannah, b. Sept. 23, 1810; d. April, 1905, aged 95 years; 

m. September, 1832, (as his second wife), Hon. Daniel, 
son of Seth and Zilphia (Ingraham) Williams, who d. May, 
1878. He was Selectman of Augusta, Me., 1828-32; in the 
Legislature, 1831; State Treasurer of Maine, 1837-40; Judge 
of Probate, 1848-55; Mayor of Augusta, 1868. ]VIrs. Williams 
was a life-long resident of Augusta, and of one of its oldest 
families; she was reared in an atmosphere of refinement that 
developed within her all the attributes of true womanhood, 
and it was these that through all her life endeared her to 
those who grew to know her best. She inherited, too, a warm- 




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hearted interest in the needy and unfortunate, which was ever 
uppermost in her mind, and much of her life was devoted to 
work along these lines. As an instance thereof, on each 
Thankgiving Day it had been a custom with her for years 
to send a contribution of pies to the jail, one for each prisoner. 
The custom originated with her mother, and, after her death, 
the daughter took it up. She had faithfully continued the 
practice ever since, and many are the unfortunates who have, 
in partaking of the dainty morsels, offered silent thanks to 
the one who so kindly gave them. 

Mrs. Williams had long been an earnest and active member 
of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and was ever a regular 
attendant, until within about a year and a half, when advancing 
years forbade. But although unable through physical dis- 
ability to travel much, she retained to the end her mental 
faculties to a marked degree, and maintained a lively interest 
in the events of the day. She was in many ways a remarkable 
woman, and one whose loss will be long mourned. 
ChUd: 
1, Abby^ Williams, b. June 18, 1834; m. June, 1856, 
Charles Allen, son of Allen and Sybil Angier 
(Farnum) Lombard, who was in business in Augusta, 
Me., connected with the Pacific Railroad enterprise 
and made a fortune. He d. Nov. 3, 1873 and she m. 
(II), July 4, 1879, Manton Marble, b. in Worcester, 
Mass., in 1834; d. July 24, 1917, aged 83 years. He 
was an American journalist. He graduated at the 
University of Rochester in 1855 and became a journalist 
in Boston, where he was assistant editor for a year of 
the Journal and editor for another year of the Traveler. 
He removed to New York in 1858 and during the next 
two years was on the editorial staff of the Evening Post. 
In 1860 he united with others in founding the World. 
of which he was proprietor and editor from 1862-1876. 
In 1885 he was appointed as a special envoy to Great 
Britain, France and Germany on bi-metallic questions. 
Mrs. Marble died, Apr. 10, 1909, in Brighton, England, 
aged 75 years, where they had lived for several years. 
Her husband died later, at Allingham Castle, the home 
of Lady Conway, Maidstone, Kent, England, his wife's 
daughter, where he resided after the death of his wife. 
Child: 

Kate Glidden^ Lombard, b. July, 1858; m. in 
New York City, Sir Martin Conway. They 
removed at once to England. One daughter, Agnes. 
Unm. 

177. SAMUELS BRIDGE (169. Edmund\ Samuel', Matthew^ 
Matthew^, John}), born in Dresden, Me., Nov. 14, 1778; died 



314 JOHN BRIDGE FAlVnLY IN AMERICA 

Dec. 12, 1821, in Dresden; married Jan. 17, 1803, Margaret, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Margaret (Morton) Paine. She was 
a niece of Thomas K. Jones, a well-known auctioneer in Boston, 
with whom Samuel had had his early training for business. She 
was born in Boston, May 4, 1783; died June 15, 1836, in Boston. 
When a little more than twenty-three years of age, he became 
junior partner with Robert G. Shaw in the firm of Shaw, Barker & 
Bridge. For years he had already been in Mr. Shaw's employment. 
The firm was very popular, doing a large auction and commission 
business. In a few years, Mr. Shaw withdrew, and finally the 
partnership of Barker & Bridge was dissolved. 

In 1811, Mr. Bridge removed with his family to Dresden. 
From this time he gave himself in his leisure to the service of his 
native town, as Selectman, as Overseer of the Poor, and as a good 
citizen and benevolent man. "Respected for his talents and 
beloved for his virtues." 
Children : 

i. ALvRY Helen' Bridge, b. in Boston, July 17, 1804; d. in 
Waltham, Mass., Aug. 7, 1846. Unm. She was a great invalid, 
but believing that ocean journeys would enable her to recover 
her health, she took long voyages, even to the islands of the 
Pacific. She was beloved wherever known and her greatest 
enjoyment was ministering to the happiness of others, 
ii. Edmund Frederick, b. June 14, 1805, in Boston. Lost on a 
voyage from Gardiner, Me., to Wilmington, N. C, October, 
1820. 
iii. Thomas Kilby Jones, b. Nov. 30, 1807, in Boston; d. Apr. 

28, 1808, in Boston, 
iv. Samuel James, b. in Boston, June 1, 1809; d. Nov. 6, 1893, 
in Boston, aged 84 years. He was buried in a cemetery in 
Dresden, which he personally bought, and in which, with 
other relatives, he lies. 

The donor of the Bridge Statue on Cambridge Common, 
and fellow donor, with his relative, Levi, of the Bridge 
Charitable Fund of Cambridge, was a man of great public 
spirit. He early became a merchant of progressive character- 
istics. In 1841 he was appointed an appraiser in the United 
States Revenue Department in Boston; discharging there the 
responsible duties of his office untU about 1856, when he was 
removed to California as the Appointed Appraiser General 
of the whole Pacific Coast. The increase in population and 
development of the country greatly enlarged the business of 
the United States Customs. Such was the confidence placed 
in him by every administration of the Government and every 
Secretary of the Treasury that his reappointment was an 
almost assured fact. During his term of service, the Custom 
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erected; also the LTnited States Mint, costing five hundred 
thousand dollars; and the United States Marine Hospital 
worth several hundred thousand dollars. 

Mr. Bridge became a great traveler, visiting every quarter 
of the earth except Alaska; twice encircling the entire globe, 
making himself familiar with the characteristics and institu- 
tions of nearly every land. Mr. Bridge was a man of broad 
interests and liberal benefactions, and was a judicious philan- 
thropist in the use of his ample fortune. He financed the 
publication of the first "Bridge Genealogy." As is well known, 
he was the donor of the Statue of John Bridge, the Puritan, 
in Cambridge, Mass.; was the donor of the Statue of John 
Harvard on the grounds of Harvard College, and was the 
donor of many Bridge memorials, paintings, etc., in the State 
of Maine. One of the most beneficent and far-reaching of 
his generosities was the founding of the Bridge Academy 
at Dresden, Me., placing it trustfully under the trusteeship 
of Edmund Bridge, of Massachusetts, his brother Nathan's 
son. The academy is flourishing under competent administra- 
tion, well honoring all concerned. "A worthy man of a worthy 
name. " 
V. Thomas Kilby Jones (Captain), b. Nov. 16, 1811, in Boston. 
Lost on a voyage from the Society Islands to Sydney, N. S. W., 
December, 1842. Unm. He was a skilled mariner, an active, 
intelligent merchant and a most kind man. 

189. vi. Nathan William, b. June 28, 1814. 

vii. Jane Paine, b. Sept. 28, 1817, in Dresden; d. Jan. 29, 1896, 
in Boston, aged 79 years. Unm. 

178. NATHAN^ BRIDGE (170. William^ Samuel\ Matthew\ 
Matthew^, Johri^), born May 1, 1773, in Brookfield, Mass.; died 
in Brooklyn, N. Y., Mar. 30, 1856, aged 83 years; married Feb. 12, 
1806, in Herkimer, N. Y., Mary, daughter of Daniel and Louisa 
(Groat) Morse, born Sept. 16, 1782; died Mar. 6, 1859, aged 77 
years. 

He moved from Brookfield to Albany, N. Y., and went into 
business in the wholesale grocery trade with his wife's brother, 
Harvey Morse, in 1821. He suffered a very severe financial break- 
down, and, being an honest man, he sold his household furniture 
to pay his debts. Later, the family removed to Herkimer, N. Y., 
where his wife's parents resided. Still later, he located in Sacketts 
Harbor, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. William Morse^ Bridge, b. Sept. 21, 1807; d. Nov. 25, 1829. 
Was buried at Sacketts Harbor. He was considered by many 
a great scholar. 

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iii. George, b. Oct. 3, 1812; d. Apr. 9, 1864. He was in his day 
an extensive promoter, house builder, church designer. He 
was the constructor and owner of an immense building on 
Mulberry Street, New York City, arranged for one thousand 
persons. The rear portion was intended for the better class 
of Negroes. After his death, it became greatly dilapidated, 
and popularly known as the "Den of Thieves." He lost 
his fortune in the panic of 1837. 

iv. Ch.uiles, b. in 1816; d. in 1875, in Rochester, N. Y.; graduated 
at Union College; devoted himself to law, and was admitted 
to the Bar. Leaving the law, he became a business man in 
company with his brother, Edward. Gained a great fortune, 
which was all swept away by the Rebellion. He spent a great 
deal of his time in Paris. His tastes were literar3^ 

V. Anne, b. Nov. 6, 1819; d. Dec. 29, 1863, m Sacketts Harbor. 
Unm. 

179. FRANKLIN« BRIDGE, of Brunswick, Me. (170. 
William^, Samuel^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born in Rutland, 
Mass., Mar. 17, 1778; died Feb. 17, 1869, in Waterville, Me., 
aged 91 years; married May 29, 1808, in Dixfield, Me., Elizabeth, 
daughter of Caleb and Hannah Curtis, of Dixfield, born in 
Harpswell, Me., Feb. 22, 1790. He served in the War of 1812, 
and was a Sergeant in Capt. Thomas White's Company (Regiment 
unknown). He was taken prisoner and sent to Halifax Prison. 
(Date of incarceration, or discharge, unkno"wTi.) 
Children : 

i. Emily^ Bridge, b. Nov. 23, 1809, in Freeport, Me.; m. Nov. 
30, 1836, William, son of Captain David and Annie (Morey) 
Spear, of North Yarmouth; d. in Freeport, Nov. 13, 1874. 
She was received into the Methodist Church in Brunswick, 
and in 1830 was the first Methodist baptized in Brunswick. 
They resided in Cumberland, North Yarmouth and Freeport, 
Me. After her husband's death, Nov. 13, 1874, she lived with 
her son, Dr. David Dana Spear. 
Children: 

1. William Franklin^ Spear, b. Dec. 25, 1837; d. Aug. 1, 
1842. 

2. David Dana, b. May 29, 1839; in (I), in the summer 
of 1863, Cornie ]\L\ynard, dau. of David and Caroline 
(Farnsworth) Haynes, of Westbrook, Me., who d. 
Feb. 5, 1864, at the early age of twenty-three years; 
(II), June 1, 1865, Julia Ann, dau. of Lyman and 
Mary Jane (Perkins) Hatch, of Wells, Me. He was 
graduated from North Yarmouth Classical Academy, 
in the class of 1860; studied medicine at Maine Medical 
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commenced the practice of medicine in Kennebunk 
in 1867, removed to Freeport, Me., in 1873, where he 
resided until his death. 
Children : 

1. CoRNiE Maynard^" Spear, b. in Kennebunk, 
Dec. 7, 1867. 

2. May Emily, b. in Kennebunk, Mar. 11, 1870. 

3. William Dana, b. in Kennebunk, March 3, 1872; 
d. Nov. 25, 1873. 

4. David D., 2d, b. in Freeport, May 4, 1875. 

5. Julia Vida, b. in Freeport, Sept. 13, 1879. 

3. George Franklin, b. Feb. 25, 1845; d. Aug. 13, 1845. 
ii. Hannah Curtis, b. in Freeport, Me., Aug. 18, 1816; m. 
Nov. 23, 1864, Benjamin, son of Jesse and Annie (Bently) 
Lord, b. June 10, 1811, in Barry, Lancashire County, England. 
No children, 
iii. Mary Porter, b. in Freeport, Nov. 12, 1818; m. Apr. 28, 
1845, Edward Cross, son of James and Ann (Cross) Lowe, 
of Lancashire, England, b. Feb. 20, 1820, in Rainhill, 
Lancashire Co., England; d. July 8, 1884, in Waterville, Me. 
Children born in Waterville: 
1. Franklin Bridge^ Lowe, b. Jan. 12, 1846, d. Mar. 28, 
1918, in Waterville, aged 12 years; m. in Waterville, Feb. 
13, 1867, Nancy A., dau. of Dennis and Nancy (Joslyn) 
Lowell, b. in Newport, Me. He attended West Point 
Military Academy; served in the Civil War in the First 
Maine Cavalry; was a Mason, Knight of Pythias and 
a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Was 
very active in the affairs of Waterville, serving several 
times as Alderman and Councilman and member of the 
School Board. She resides at 264 Main Street, Waterville. 
Child: 

Grace Mary^ Lowe, b. Sept. 12, 1876, in Newton, 
Kan.; m. May 30, 1906, in Waterville, Dr. Harold 
William, son of Captain Lafayette and Vesta 
(Perry) Mitchell, b. Nov. 1, 1880, in Harrington, 
Me. She is a commercial teacher in the high 
school; attended Thomas Business College, Water- 
ville, Bay Path Institute, Springfield, Mass., 
Columbia LTniversity, New York. Her husband 
is a dentist; a graduate of Philadelphia Dental 
College. No children. Res. 264 Main Street, 
Waterville, Me. 
2. James, b. Aug. 21, 1851, in Waterville, Me.; d, there, 
July 8, 1916; m. Aug. 14, 1875, in Waterville, Laura 
EsTELLE, dau. of James and Martha xllf reda (Farrington) 
Drummond, b. Apr. 26, 1854, in Philadelphia, Pa. 
He attended the Coburn Classical Institute in Water- 
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318 JOHN BRIDGE FAJVITLY IN AMERICA 

strong Republican. Head of the Order of Railway 
Conductors on the Maine Central for some years and 
had the full confidence of the men and the oflScials. 
Children : 

1. Alice Freeman^ Lowe, b. Apr. 29, 1878, in 
Waterville; m. Sept. 18, 1901, in Waterville, 
WiLLiAii Wirt, son of Simon Stratton and Hepsie 
Bellows (Wiggin) Brown, b. Sept. 25, 1874. He is a 
graduate of Colby College, Waterville, in the 
class of '99. Is a Mason and a Knight Templar. 
Is in the furniture business. She graduated from 
Colby in 1899. Taught school for two years 
before her marriage. Interested in community 
work and held several offices along those lines. 
Res. 58 Bradbury Street, Oldtown, Me. 
Children : 

1. Bettina" Browx, b. May 17, 1907, in Water- 
ville. Res. Oldtown, Me. 

2. WiLLLAjvi Wirt, Jr., b. May 28, 1910, in 
Kingston, N. Y. Res. Oldtown, Me. 

2. Effie May, b. Nov. 4, 1883, in Oakland, Me. 
Educational Director of retail selling, store work. 
Res. 202 Mifliin Street, Westmont, Johnstown, 
Pa. Unm. 

3. Edward Drujuvioxd, b. May 10, 1885, in Oakland, 
Me.; d. Apr. 1, 1889, in Waterville. 

4. Ernest, b. July, 1890, in Waterville; d. there, 
July, 1890. 

3. Anne Jane, b. Jan. 21, 1854; d. May, 1921: m. (I) 
Nov. 5, 1874, Albert Freeman, son of Rev. Jeremiah 
Dearborn and Abby (Truse) Tilton, b. in Limerick, 
Me., May 29, 1851- d. in Waterville, Feb. 28, 1876. 
The Waterville Mail, published in their village, 
paid a high eulogium to this promising young man. 
Though very modest and unassuming, yet by his marked 
ability, integrity and faithfulness in all the relations 
of life, he had won hosts o' friends. He was specially 
missed in the Baptist Church of which he was a devoted 
member, and in the Sunday School of which he was 
assistant superintendent,. A suspension of all business 
in the village, during his funeral, showed the great 
respect in which he was held by his fellow townsmen. 
(II), July 28, 1881, Francis Augustus, son of Lieut. 
Henry and Ann Nora (Lyon) Moore. He d. November, 
1922. 

Children born in Waterville: 
1. Rebecca* Moore, b. Aug. 8, 1882; m. in WaterviUe, 

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2. Edward, m. Myrtle Kennedy. He d. December, 
1918, in Allston, Mass. His widow resides in 
AUston. 

3. Mary Lowe, m. Maurice Lord. Res. Skowhegan, 
Me. 

4. Anora; d. in 1887, aged three years. 

5. Henry Britt, b. Jan. 7, 1888; m. Jan. 1, 1917, in 
Maiden, Mass., Jessie Florence, dau. of Rev. 
Charles W. and Emma (Chadbourne) Bradlee, b. 
Oct. 31, 1888, in Rochester, N. H. A surgeon. 
Res. 147 Angell Street, Providence, R. I. 
Children born in Providence: 

1. Jane BradleeI" Moore, b. June 20, 1919. 

2. Robert Henry, b. May 24, 1920; d. in 
Providence, May 5, 1921. 

3. Barbara Ann, b. Sept. 7, 1922. 

6. Clarence Leslie, m. Helen Jolly, in Boston. 
Res. 81 Francis Street, Brookline, Mass. 

7. Agnes Estelle, m. Angelo Wells in WatervUle, 
Me.; d. Oct. 13, 1918, in Waterville. 

8. Frank Ernest, m. Gertrude Rae in Boston. 
Res. 83 Francis Street, Brookline, Mass. 

9. Earl Maynard, married. Res. 221 Harvard 
Street, Brookline, Mass. 

4. Hannah Elizabeth, b. June 13, 1856, in Waterville, 
Me.; d. Jan. 8, 1923, in Waterville; m. Jan. 8, 1877, in 
Waterville, James Manley, son of James and Louisa 
(Saunders) Wall, b. in Winslow, Me.; d. Nov. 21, 1900, 
in Denver, Col. Mr. Wall was a public-spirited man, 
a contractor in railroad building, of sterling integrity, 
and universally esteemed. 

Children: 

1. Annie Louisa^ Wall, b. Dec. 4, 1878, in Water- 
ville, Me.; m. Dec. 4, 1905, in Waterville, G. Cony, 
son of Perley W. and Charlotte Brown, b. July 6, 
1871, in Harmony, Me. Res. 1 Nudd Street, 
Waterville, Me. 

Children born in Waterville: 

1. Elizabeth Bridgei" Brown, b. June 10, 1906. 

2. Annie Louisa, b. Dec. 6, 1908. 

2. James Edward, b. Feb. 18, 1881, in Waterville, 
Me.; d. July 8, 1883, in Waterville. 

3. Karl Alton, b. Aug. 3, 1887, in Waterville; d. 
Sept. 1, 1889, in Pittsfield, Me. 

4. Fae Griffin, b. Dec. 21, 1889, in Pittsfield, Me.; 
m. Jan. 2, 1922, in Newport, Me., Alexander 
Stevens. Res. Pittsfield, Me. ^H 

5. Edward Ireland, b. in Waterville, Me., Feb. 23, 1858; 
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Dec. 4, 1884, Jennie A., dau. of Daniel and Minnie 
(Greene) Sears. A conductor for some time on the 
Maine Central Railroad. His widow resides at 95 Payson 
Street, Portland, Me. 
Children born in Portland: 

1. Bl.\nche Mildred^ Lowe, b. Mar. 4, 1886. Unm. 
A clerk. Res. 95 Payson Street, Portland, Me. 

2. Jennie Maud, b. July 7, 1889. Unm. Res. 95 
Payson Street, Portland, Me. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. in Brunswick, Me.; d. in Topsham, Me.; m. 
(I), Oct. 3, 1854. Capt. Williajm, son of Robert Strout of 
Brunswick; d. in Charleston, S. C, of yellow fever in the spring 
of 1858; (II), Turner C. Harrington of Topsham, Sept. 30, 
1867, in Topsham. No children by second marriage. 
Children born in Brunswick: 

1. George F.^ Strout, b. Apr. 26, 1857; d. Nov. 10, 
1881, in Holyoke, Mass.; m. Oct. 18, 1880, Ada V. 
Graves, of Bowdoinham. No children. 

2. Fred Melvin, b. July 13, 1858; m. Sept. 1, 1915, 
in North Conway, N. H., Helen Mabel, dau. of 
George Washington and Caroline Pillsbury (Dudley) 
Averill, b. Mar. 20, 1869, in Oldtown, Me. Adopted 
by his Aunt Charlotte Bridge Britt and goes under 
the name of "Britt." He is a retired railway conductor. 
Res. Bowdoinham. No children. 

191. v. William Curtis, b. Aug. 17, 1822. 

vi. Charlotte, b. in Brunswick, Me., Nov. 16, 1823; d. in 
Brunswick; m. in Brunswick, June 18, 1854, John Bartlett, 
son of Edward and Dorcas (Mitchell) Britt, b. in Bowdoinham; 
d. in Waterville, Me. Was a truckman in Water viUe. A member 
of the Odd Fellows. 
ChUd: 

Andrew Bartlett* Britt, b. Apr. 29, 1856; d. Aug. 23, 
1856. 
vii. Tryphona, b. in Brunswick; d. unm. 

180. NATHAN« BRIDGE (172. Hon. Matthew\ Samuel\ 
Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born Apr. 18, 1782, in Charlestown, 
Mass.; died Sept. 18, 1830, in Charlestown; married Dec. 13, 
1804, Elizabeth, the oldest daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth 
(Call) Bartlett. He was an eminent merchant of Boston. She 
was born Jan. 17, 1784, in Charlestown; died Aug. 16, 1865, 
in Boston, aged 81 years. 

George Bartlett, the father of Josiah Bartlett, was born in the 
parish of Slocum Regis, Devonshire, near Exeter, England, on the 
twenty-first of July, 1733. At the age of twenty-five or there- 
abouts, he married Katharine Whittemore of Charlestown, 
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three children, of whom Josiah was the oldest at eleven years 
of age. Josiah entered Harvard College; he became connected 
with the Medical Department of the American Army. He served 
at Bunker Hill, where he cared for the wounded and also met 
Dr. John Warren, serving with him in military hospitals, and 
became a life-long friend. This form of service lasted until 1780. 
After retiring from the active hospital service, he settled in 
Charlestown, Mass., and married Apr. 6, 1793, Elizabeth Cawl, 
daughter of Caleb and Rebecca Cawl of Charlestown. He served 
on the school committees; was on the Board of Selectmen as 
Moderator at town meetings. Was a prominent Mason, repeatedly 
chosen Grand Warden of the Lodge. The Lodge was held in a 
hall near the old Warren Tavern, which had a large sign with the 
likeness of Dr. Joseph Warren on each side of it. Doctor Bartlett 
delivered an oration which was the first publication in Charlestown. 
In 1800, three Past Grand Masters, John Warren, Paul Revere 
and Josiah Bartlett, signed the address of the Grand Lodge of 
Masons to Martha Washington, in which they requested a lock 
of Washington's hair to be preserved in a golden urn. This they 
received with a feeling letter from Mrs. Washington. Doctor 
Bartlett had a pin set with pearls and containing some of 
Washington's hair. It is now owned by Mrs. Edmund Bridge, 
a great grand-daughter. 

Dr. Josiah Bartlett served as a Representative, and also as a 
Senator, in the Massachusetts Legislature, and also as a member 
of the Governor's Council. He died in 1820. He had sixteen children, 
five of whom died young. His son, Josiah, became a physician 
like his father, and practiced for many years in Concord, Mass., 
where he was very popular. He inherited the oil portrait of his 
father which had been painted by the great American artist 
Stuart, which still hangs in his old home in Concord. His eldest 
daughter was Elizabeth, who married Nathan Bridge, of Charles- 
town, and their daughter, Susan, married Dr. Charles T. Jackson, 
of Boston. 
Children : 

i. Alice^ Bridge, b. in Charlestown, Sept. 30, 1805; d. Aug. 22, 

1825, in Charlestown. Unm. 
ii. Elizabeth Bartlett, b. Mar. 8, 1807; d. Mar. 8, 1828, her 
twenty-first birthday; m. May 8, 1827, Charles Chapin of 
Springfield, Mass. He graduated from Harvard in 1823. He was 
a physician in Brattleboro; a member of the Vermont Legisla- 
ture and United States Marshal for the District of Vermont. 
He was the son of Oliver and Mary (Jones) Chapin, of Milford, 
Mass. Oliver Chapin was a Revolutionary soldier in 1775-79. 
At one time, he was a member of Washington's bodyguard- 



322 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

The most interesting event to him during the service was 
when his bridle was rendered of no use in managing his horse, 
by a musket ball from the enemy. He was a Representative 
to the "Massachusetts General Court" (Legislature), in 1799 
and 180-4. In 1804 he built the bridge across the Connecticut 
River between Hinsdale, N. H. and Brattleboro, Vt. About 
that time he removed to Brattleboro, where he afterwards 
resided. In 1807 he was appointed Assistant Judge of the 
"Windham County (Vt.) Court. 

Charles was born in Orange, Mass., July 10, 1803; fitted 
for college by Rev. Dr. Coleman; graduated Harvard College 
in 1823, when only twenty years old. He studied medicine in 
Boston; practiced same for about four years in Springfield, 
Mass.; returned to Brattleboro, Oct. 19, 1850, He married, 
secondly, Jan. 8, 1830, Sophia Dwight Orne, of Springfield, 
by whom he had five children, all born in Brattleborcf. 
Dr. Chapin was an active, energetic man, influential and 
useful in that community for nearly forty years. He was 
considerably employed in public affairs; Representative to 
the Legislature of Vermont in 1833; United States Marshal 
for the District of Vermont and Disbursing Agent for monies 
to pay for Government buUdings in Rutland and Windsor, 
Vt. He suffered seven years from paralysis and died on the 
forty-seventh anniversary of his second marriage, Jan. 8, 
1878, aged 75 years. 
Child: 

Elizabeth Alice* Chapin, b. Feb. 26, 1828; d. October, 
1876; m. Jan. 7, 1847, Joseph Clark, of Brattleboro, Vt. 
Children : 

1. Oliver^ Clark; d. young. 

2. Alice; d. unm. 

3. William; d. young. 

iii. Julia, b. Nov. 23, 1809; d. Feb. 2, 1810. 

iv. Francis Alexander, b. Feb. 3, 1811; d. in Louisville, Ky., 
Oct. 16, 1830. Unm. 

v. Julianna Baker, b. Oct. 29, 1813; d. Dec. 1, 1816. 

vi. Susan, b. in Charlestown, Mass., June 12, 1816; d. May 24, 
1899, in Concord, Mass., aged 83 years; m. in Boston, Feb. 
27, 1834, Charles Thomas Jackson, M.D., of Boston, b. in 
Plymouth, Mass., June 21, 1805; d. Aug. 28, 1880, in Somerville, 
Mass., aged 75 years. 

Dr. Charles T. Jackson, whose name is inseparably associated 
with the discovery of anaesthesia, had attained, at the day of 
his discovery, much prominence among scientific men. He 
had received the degree of M.D. from Harvard University 
in 1829. He spent three years in Europe making geological 
explorations, renewed his practice as a surgeon and physician, 
and turned, almost exclusively, to chemistry, geology, etc. 
In his scientific discoveries in 1841 and 1842, while per- 



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forming an operation in a lecture delivered in Boston, he 

deduced the fact that sulphuric ether can be safely used as 

an anaesthetic in surgical operations. Rival claims to the 

discovery of this form of anaesthesia were made by another 

person. These claims and Doctor Jackson's were laid before 

Congress, and also before the French Academy of Sciences. 

Doctor Jackson's claims were substantiated by both bodies, 

also by Baron von Humboldt, also by the King of Prussia, 

who gave him the Order of the Red Eagle. He also received 

the Cross of the Legion of Honor from the French Republic, 

and various other Orders from European Governments. Many 

medals were given to Doctor Jackson in honor of his great 

discovery, by various nationalities. 

Children: 

1. Alice Bridge* Jackson, b. Feb. 25, 1835, in Boston; 

d. Feb. 13, 1916, in Cohasset, Mass., aged 80 years; 

m. June 6, 1867, in Boston, Maj. William, son of 

Rev. William and Malvina (Stone) Arthur, Paymaster, 

United States Army, and brother of Hon. Chester 

A. Arthur, twenty-first President of the United States. 

He was b. May 28, 1834, in Hinesburg, Vt.; d. Feb. 27, 

1915, in Cohasset, Mass., aged 81 years. 

Maj. William Arthur received an academic education, 
graduated from the Albany Medical College, Albany, 
N. Y., June 10, 1856. Was School Commissioner, 
Fourth District, Albany County, N. Y., from Jan. 1, 
1858 to Jan. 1, 1861; entered the Volunteer Service, 
Jan. 29, 1862, as First Lieutenant Company H, Fourth 
New York Artillery; promoted Captain in the same 
Company, Jan. 1, 1863, and Major of the regiment 
Dec. 23, 1863; in command of the Second Battalion 
from the time of breaking up camp at Brandy Station, 
Va., until the regiment was brought together. 

He was engaged at the battles of the Wilderness, 
Spottsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomory, Cold 
Harbor, Petersburg, Deer Bottom, and at Reams 
Station, at which last, Aug. 25, 1864, he was severely 
wounded in the face; was in command of the regiment 
just after Lieutenant-Colonel Allock was wounded. 
Honorably mustered out of Fourth New York Artillery, 
Apr. 6, 1865. Appointed Captain in Veterans' Reserve 
Corps, Jan. 19, 1865; accepted Apr. 29, 1865; was 
Commissioner of Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and 
Abandoned Lands, State of Florida, to Apr. 6, 1866. 
Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Feb. 
22, 1866. Appointed Second Lieutenant, Third United 
States Artillery, Feb. 23, 1866. Accepted Apr. 18, 
1866; promoted First Lieutenant, July 28, 1866; Regi- 
mental Quartermaster, Third Artillery, Feb. 1, 1873 



824 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN A^IERICA 

to July 28, 1875. Appointed Major and Pajinaster, 
United States Army, July 26, 1875; accepted July 28, 
1875; Brevet Captain, Mar. 2, 1867 for gallant and 
meritorious services in the Battle of Spottsylvania, 
"N'a.; Brevet Major, Mar. 2, 1867 for gallant and meri- 
torious services Feb. 20, 1865; Brevet Lieutenant- 
Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for gallant conduct in the 
battles of Spottsylvania and Reams Station, Va. 
Since entering the Regular Army, Feb. 23, 1866, served 
at Fort Warren, Mass. ; Fort Adams, R. I. ; Fort Macon, 
N. C; Fort Pulaski, Ga. ; Fort RUey, Kan.; Charleston, 
S. C; Savannah, Ga.; Forts Wadsworth and Hamilton, 
New York Harbor; Omaha, Neb.; Fort Buford, Dak.; 
Helena, Mont.; Governors Island, New York Harbor; 
San Antonio, Texas; St. Paul, Minn.; Atlanta, Ga. 
Major Arthur was a member of the George Washing- 
ton Post, No. 103, G. A. R., at New York City, and a 
member of the Massachusetts Loyal Legion, Boston, 
Mass. He retired from the Army in 1898 and made 
his home in Cohasset, Mass. 
Children: 

1. William Campbell^ Arthur, b. July 1, 1868, 
in Fort Adams, Newport, R. I.; d. May 9, 1869, 
in Fort Pulaski, Ga. 

2. Alice Bridge, b. Nov. 20, 1869, in Boston. Is 
interested in church and D. A. R. work in Cohasset. 
Has been secretary and president of the Woman's 
Guild and is interested in social service. L'nm, 
Res. Cohasset, Mass. 

3. Susan Elizabeth, b. Feb. 13, 1871, in Fort Riley, 
Kan. A teacher for a number of years. Interested 
in the D. A. R. Unm. Res. Cohasset, Mass. 

4. Robert Campbell, b. Feb. 3, 1875 in Fort 
Hamilton, N. Y.; d. Feb. 3, 1875. 

2. Elizabeth Bartlett, b. Apr. 2, 1837, in Boston, Mass.; 
d. Dec. 27, 1908, in Ross, Cal., aged 71 years; m. Nov. 6, 
1862, William Barber, b. in London, England, the 
second son of Henry Barber, a well-known physician in 
London. He came to this country when eighteen 
years of age; studied law, and was admitted to the 
bar in New York. After many years of successful 
work, he went to California, reaching San Francisco 
in 1851 or 1852, and resumed the practice of law, 
later becoming partner with John T. Doyle, and the 
firm of Doyle & Barber became one of the best-known 
firms of the early days, their specialty being admiralty 
and insurance law. In 1862 he visited the Eastern 
States, where he met Elizabeth B. Jackson. Mr. Barber 
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and made his home in Ross, a suburb of San Francisco. 
He became greatly interested in the discovery of ether 
and the ensuing controversy, and wrote a valuable 
article entitled, "Dr. Jackson's Discovery of Ether" 
which appeared in the National Magazine in October, 
1896. He d. Apr. 7, 1901. 
Children : 

1. William'' Barber, b. in 1866, in San Francisco, 
Cal.; d. in infancy. 

2. Alice Jackson, b. in San Francisco, Apr. 21, 
1867; m. in Ross, Cal., Oct. 30, 1910, Edwin 
Floyd, son of Edwin S. and Dorothea (Campbell) 
Jones, b. in Indianapolis, Ind.; d. in Ross, May 14, 
1913. Res. Ross, Marin County, Cal. Box 153, 
No children. 

3. Mary Dunkin, b. Mar. 20, 1869. Unm. Res. San 
Anselmo, Cal. 

4. Henry; d. in infancy. 

3. Susan Frances, b. Aug. 15, 1839, in Boston; d. July 7, 
1841, in Boston. 

4. Charles Francis, b. Jan. 6, 1844, in Boston. Unm. 
Res. Lexington, Mass. 

5. John Cotton, b. Oct. 8, 1845, in Boston; d. Sept. 22, 
1899, in La Cuesta de Castillo, Sonora, Mexico; m. 
in Boston, Oct. 15, 1868, Louisa Sewall, dau. of 
Charles Townsend and Louisa Bowman (Sewall) 
Hubbard, of Boston, b. in Boston, July 13, 1846. He 
was a graduate of Harvard, 1867, and of the School 
of Mines, Freiburg, Germany (Saxony), graduating 
there, "Magna Cum Laude." His profession was 
mining engineering and he traveled extensively in the 
United States and abroad. 

Children : 
1. Louisa Sewall^ Jackson, b. in Boston, July 18, 
1869; m. Aug. 27, 1891, in Dieppe, France, John 
Edward Dyer, Major in Princess Royal Dragoon 
Guards, England. Served all through the Boer 
and World Wars. Now retired. Lives in Honolulu. 
Children: 

1. John Francisio Dyer, b. in Muttra, India, 
June 28, 1892. He served through the World 
War. Was wounded. Has taken his concession 
from the British Government at Nairobe, 
East Africa. Is married, and has two children. 

2. VivANO.,b. Jan. 16, 1895; m. Phoebe Carter, 
dau. of Ex.-Governor Carter of Hawaii. 
Have two children, one named John-Edward. 
Lived in Honolulu. 

3. Louise, b. Sept. 17, 1899. Unm. 



326 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

2. RossiTER CoTTOX, b. Jan. 31, 1873. Lives in 
Paris. Unm. 

3. Henry Hubbard, b. June 17, 1877; d. in Paris, 
Dec. 31, 1895. 

6. Henry B.\rtlett, b. Oct. 28, 1848, in Roxbury, Mass.; 
d. June 9, 1849, in Roxbury. 

7. Lucy Cotton, b. in Boston, Apr. 13, 1850; d. in Los 
Angeles, Cal., Mar. 27, 1916; m. Apr. 16, 1877, in 
Omaha, Neb., Capt. James Spencer, U. S. A., Omaha, 

Captain Spencer was born June 12, 1840, in Massa- 
chusetts; was a Volunteer in Company K, 6th Massa- 
chusetts Infantry, Apr. 16, 1861; discharged Aug. 2, 
1861; Sergeant Company F, 20th Massachusetts Infantry, 
Aug. 23; discharged Nov. 23, 1863; Captain, July 6, 
1864; honorably mustered out July 16, 1865. His 
record in the regular United States Army was: Second 
Lieutenant, 12th Infantry, Feb. 23, 1866; First Lieu- 
tenant, Feb. 23; accepted Apr. 23; transferred to 30th 
Infantry, Sept. 21; transferred to 4th Infantry, Mar. 
23, 1869; Captain, Mar. 20, 1879; retired, Jan. 3, 1885; 
Major Retired, Apr. 23, 1904. He was wounded in 
the Civil War. 
Children : 

1. Herbert Rothweli.^ Spencer, b. Jan. 25, 1878, 
in Boston; d. Dec. 24, 1906, in the Philippine 
Islands. 

2. Edith, b. Nov. 18, 1881, in Fort Fetterman, Wyo. 
Res. 531 North Ardmore Avenue, Los Angeles, Cal. 

3. IMargaret, b. June 11, 1884, in Eureka Springs, 
Ark.; d. Mar. 11, 1889, in San Antonio, Texas. 

8. Eugenia Louise, b. in Boston, Oct. 17, 1852; d. Jan. 16, 
1886; m. in Concord, Mass., Sept, 20, 1877, Frederick 
Dodge, of Cambridge, Mass., b. Apr. 24, 1847, in 
Cambridge. He graduated from Harvard College, 
class of 1867, and from the Harvard Law School. Is a 
lawyer and has been a Judge in the Federal Courts 
from 1905 to 1918. 

Children born in Belmont, Mass.: 

1. Ele.\nor3 Dodge, b. Aug. 27, 1879. Graduate of 
Bryn Mawr. Res. 81 Clark Street, Belmont. 

2. Eugenia Louise, b. Aug. 7, 1881; d. Nov, 10, 
1888, in Belmont, 

3. Lucy Sherman, b. Feb, 21, 1883; d, Feb, 19, 1893, 
in Belmont, 

4. Frederic Jackson, b. Jan. 9, 1885; d. Apr. 3, 
1885, in Behnont. 

9. Oscar Rol-vnd, b. in Boston, May 20, 1855; d. April, 
1915, in Wilmington, Del.; m. October, 1883, in 
Dorchester, Mass., Katharine, dau. of Jonathan and 



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Anne W. (Brazer) Ellis, in Dorchester, b. in 1857. 
He graduated from Harvard College in 1876. Was 
a chemist, working for the Du Pont Powder Com- 
pany and later served in the oflBces of the high 
explosives operating department of that company. 
Children : 

1. Anne Warren^ Jackson, b. Feb. 25, 1886, in 
Chester, Pa.; m. in Wilmington, Del., Oct. 8, 1914, 
Rev. Benjamin Newcomer, son of Dr. William 
and Clara Maltby (Spiller) Bird, b. June 22, 1883, 
in Chester. She is a graduate of Byrn Mawr. 
Res. St. Asaph's Rectory, Bala, Montgomery Co., 
Penn. 

Rev. Benjamin N. Bird is a graduate of the 
Chester High School, 1901; scholarship to Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania; graduated with Senior 
Honors, 1905, Degree B.A.; graduated from 
Philadelphia Episcopal Divinity School with 
highest average in class of ten, 1908. Received 
degree S.T.B. 1909. Worked as civilian chaplain 
and for four months in charge of Epiphany House, 
Camp Meade, Md., 1918-19. Rector of the Church 
of Messiah, Gwynedd, 1911-November, 1921. 
Rector Church of St. Asaph's, Bala, November, 
1921. 
Children : 

1. JacksonI" Bird, b. July 18, 1915, in Wilming- 
ton, Del. 

2. Benjamin Lee, b. Feb. 20, 1918, in Chestnut 
Hill, Pa. 

3. Fred Higginson, b. Feb. 1, 1921, in Bala, Pa. 

2. Eugenia Louise, b. Mar. 15, 1892, in Chester, 
Pa.; m. Oct. 2, 1915, in Wilmington, Arthur 
Coleman, son of Arthur Messinger and Kate 
(Coleman) Comey, b. Sept. 6, 1886, in Somerville, 
Mass. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College 
in 1914. Res. 23 Brewster Street, Cambridge. 
Mass. 

Mr. Arthur Comey is a landscape architect 
and consultant on city planning. He received his 
education at Harvard College in 1917, and was 
graduated with the Degree of A.B., Cum Laude, 
in fine arts. He served on the United States 
Housing Corporation as town planner from Jan. 2, 
1918 to May 15, 1919. He is secretary of the 
Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Massa- 
chusetts Federation of Planning Boards, New 
England Trail Conference. He is also a fellow 
in the American Society of Landscape Architects. 



328 JOHN BRIDGE FAIVIILY IN AMERICA 

Children : 

1. Katharineio Comey, b. Nov. 17, 1917, in 
Cambridge. 

2. RicHAKD Jackson, b. Nov. 18, 1919, in 
Cambridge. 

3. Charles Thomas, b. Feb. 1, 1898, in Chester, Pa. 
Served for about eighteen months in the Naval 
Reserve; most of the time on shore duty. Attended 
"Wilmington Friends' School, Milton Academy; 
spent two years in Harvard College and Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. Is a member 
of Delta Upsilon and Pi Delta Epsilon. Res. 
489 Boylston Street, Brookline, Mass. 
10. LiDL\N Emerson, b. May 2, 1859, in Boston; m. Sept. 
14, 1894, in Concord, Mass., Edmund, son of Nathan 
William and Mary Elizabeth (Piper) Bridge, b. Feb. 14, 
1847, in Boston. No children. He is in the real estate 
business. In 1871 he started for himself. He is the sole 
surviving trustee of the Bridge Academy founded by 
Samuel J. Bridge, in Dresden Mills, Me. Res. 52 
Wyman Street, West Medford, Mass. 

181. SAMUEL« BRIDGE (173. Jonas\ Samuel\ Matthew^ 
Mattheifi, John}), born Dec. 12, 1796, in Lexington; died Jan. 6, 
1874, aged 89 years; married June 15, 1836, Hannah Maria, 
daughter of Nehemiah and Nancy (Stearns) Wellington of 
Lexington, born Nov. 17, 1809; died Apr. 9, 1898, aged 89 years. 

Samuel Bridge was originally a farmer in Lexington and sent 
milk to Boston. When about forty years old, he sold his farm on 
account of his health, bought another place nearer the center of 
the town of Lexington and lived there all his life. He was a man 
of very reserved habits. 

Children born in Lexington: 

i. Caroline Eliza' Bridge, b. June 3, 1837; m. Sept. 2, 1858, 
George Otis, son of Joseph and Betsey Gardner (Babcock) 
Davis, of Boston, b. Feb. 15, 1832; d. in 1917. She was still 
living (1923) at the age of 85 years, in Lexington. 

George Otis Davis became a resident of Lexington in 1853; 
was appointed Messenger in the Naval Office, Oct. 27, 1851; 
appointed Clerk, Oct. 1, 1853; Assistant Deputy, Nov. 27, 
1863; Assistant Acting Deputy, Jvme 30, 1888, serving the 
Government under the administration of fourteen Presidents 
and thirteen different Naval Officers, and became Dean of 
the Corps. He was Town Treasurer of Lexington in 1871-72; 
Trustee of the Bridge Charitable Fund and of the Lexington 
Savings Bank. He became a Knight Templar. 

Children born in Lexington: 
1. Frederick Gardner* Davis, b. Aug. 8, 1859; d. in 



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1915, in Boston; m. June 14, 1878, Louise Hawkins, 
b. in Boston, June 14,1878; d. about 1916. He was a 
member of the Boston Stock Exchange. 
Child: 

Fbederica9 Davis, b. in Boston, Mar. 22, 1897. 
2. Charles Bridge, b. Jan. 2, 1861 ; graduated at Harvard 
College, in 1884, Magna Cum Laude; he was on the 
School Committee, 1906-8; Trustee of the Lexington 
Savings Bank; m. Oct. 14, 1891, Emma Spaulding, 
dau. of George Oliver and Laura Maria (Bowers) 
Whiting, b. July 4, 1867, in Wilton, N. H.; d. Jan. 10, 
1920, in Lexington. He has been district manager. 
General Electric Company, Boston, Mass., where he 
worked for thirty-five years. Removed to New York 
City in 1922, engaged in the same work. Address: 
General Electric Co., 120 Broadway, New York City. 
ChUd: 

Helen Whiting^ Davis, b. Apr 10, 1893, in 
Lexington; m. in Lexington, May 10, 1922, 
Franklin Strickland, son of Frederick E. and 
Isabel (Strickland) Rice, b. in Albany, N. Y., 
Nov. 6, 1891. Is an electrical engineer; served 
two years in United States Navy in the World 
War. Res. 1519 East Second Street, Duluth, Minn. 
ChiM: 

Richard Davis'" Rice, b. June 15, 1923, in 
Duluth, Minn. 
3. Harry Wellington, b. Feb. 28, 1863; m. Edith 
Augusta Notes, b. in Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 5, 1870. 
No children. Res. 6 Mt. Pleasant Place, Boston, 
ii. Jonas Francis, b. June 27, 1839; d. Sept. 4, 1845. 
iii. Amelia Maria, b. Dec. 23, 1841; d. Aug. 21, 1842. 
iv. James Bowman, b. Feb. 26, 1843; d. Apr. 13, 1843. 
V. Anna Maria, b. Sept. 8, 1846; m. in Lexington, Nov. 16, 1865, 
George Lyman, son of George and Lucinda (Bailey) Stratton, 
b. in Lancaster, Mass., Nov. 13, 1838; d. Oct. 15, 1923, aged 
85 years. As a young man, he was in the flour business in 
Boston, later going to Concord, N. H., where he was in active 
business for forty-nine years. He was president of Stratton & 
Co., manufacturers and merchants of flour and grain. He 
returned to Lexington in 1920. 

He was the last surviving member of the original board of 
trustees of the Lexington Savings Bank. He is buried in the 
Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, N. H. 

Mrs. Stratton survives him. Res. Lexington. 
Children : 
1. Florence Gardner^ Stratton, b. in Lexington, 
Oct. 15, 1868; m. Oct. 31, 1894, in Concord, N. H., 
Dr. Josiah Odin, son of Jeremiah Dearborn Tilton, 



380 JOHN BRIDGE FAINOLY IN AMERICA 

b. in Limerick, Me., July 29, 1853. She was his second 
wife. Res. Lexington. 

Dr. Josiah O. Til ton married first, Hattie A., dau. 
of Henry K. and S. Amanda (Adams) French, b. in 
Peterboro, N. H., Aug. 27, 1858. They had one son, 
Henry O., b. in Lexington, June 1, 1885; m. Sept. 30, 
1914, in Lexington, Olive Northrop, dau. of Edwin 
Francis and Jessie (Burnell) Fobes, b. July 22, 1887, in 
Cambridge. Smith College, A.B. 1909. They had two 
children, Edwin Odin, b. Aug. 2, 1915, and Harriet 
Fobes, b. Mar. 19, 1918. Occupation, sales agent in 
charge of office of the General Electric Company in 
Worcester. He is a Republican; member of School 
Committee; Scout Master; Mason; Member of Kappa 
Sigma; Rotary Club, Worcester; also of the National 
Electric Light and American Forestry Associations. 

Dr. Josiah Odin Tilton graduated at Colby College, 
WatervUle, Me., A.B. in 1875; M.D. at New York 
University, N. Y., in March, 1882. Taught academic 
department at Peddie Institute, Hightstown, N. J., 
also in the academic department of the Gemwood 
Institute, Matawan, N. J., and in the high school at 
Peterboro, N. H. Settled in Lexington to practice 
medicine, where he has lived ever since 189-1. He is a 
member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, American 
Medical Society, Lexington Historical Society, DKE 
in College, Town Planning Board, of the Water Board, 
and the Free Masons. 
Children born in Lexington: 

1. Harold Stratton^ Tilton, b. Aug. 14, 1895; 
d. Dec. 3, 1904. 

2. Gardner, b. May 8, 1898; m. Sept. 20, 1922, in 
Plymouth, Mich., Elizabeth Jane, dau. of WUliam 
T. and Mary Katherine (WUcox) Conner, b. Mar. 
23, 1900, in Plymouth, Mich. Harvard College, 
1920, A.B. Degree; DKE Institute; The Pi Eta 
Club; Harvard S. A. T. C. during the war. Is 
in flour and graiu business. Res. Concord, N. H. 

3. Katharine, b. July 14, 1899. She graduated from 
the Lexington High School, 1917; two years at 
Emma WUlard School, Troy, N. Y., graduating 
in 1919; attended the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital 
of Boston for the full course in nurses' training, 
graduating Mar. 23, 1923 and is now registered in 
the State of Massachusetts. Res. Lexington. 

4. Eleanor, b. Oct. 29, 1906. Res. Lexington. 

2. George Bridge, b. Sept. 19, 1876, in Concord, N. H.; 
d. May 14, 1915; m. in Concord, June 29, 1904, Betty, 
dau. of Edward G. and Frances (Davis) Morrison, b. 



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June 8, 1880. She remarried and is now Mrs. W. C. 
Johnson, living in Haverhill, Mass. 
Children born in Concord, N. H. : 

1. Ann8 Stratton, b. Aug. 15, 1905. 

2. George Lyman, 2d, b. Dec. 22, 1906. 

3. Frances, b. Mar. 25, 1908. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 

182. BEZALEEL' BRIDGE, JR., (174. Bezaleel\ Samuel^ 
Samuel', Matthew\ Matthew-, John}), born Feb. 14, 1795; died 
Oct. 1, I860, in Marion, Ohio; married Aug. 30, 1814, Delia 
Almira, daughter of Thomas Warner, born July 30, 1795, in 
Cornwall, Vt.; died Sept. 24, 1876, in Marion, aged 81 years. He 
enlisted at the age of twenty years in Middlebury, Vt., and served 
as a private from Aug. 12, 1813, in Capt. Simon Wright's and 
Solomon Clark's Companies, 30th United States Infantry. 
Discharged Aug. 13, 1814. Went to Ohio in 1814 with his wife 
and father's family and settled on a farm in Ames Township, 
Athens County; then moved with his wife and daughter, Sarah 
Jane, to Union County, Ohio, where he lived on a farm till his 
death. He became a large land-o\sTier and nearly all his children 
were prosperous farmers. 

Children, first born in Athens County, remainder in Union 
County, Ohio: 

i. Sarah Jane^ Bridge, b. July 9, 1816, in Athens County, 
Ohio; d. Feb. 19, 1892, in Union County, Ohio, aged 76 years; 
m. July 14, 1833, John Dilsaver, b. in 1806 in Fairfield 
County, Ohio; d. May 18, 1890, in Union County, Ohio, 
aged 84 years. 

He was among the earliest settlers of Union County, Ohio, 
having hewed the timbers and buUt his cabin near Richwood. 
Here with others they endured all the hardships of the old 
pioneers and had manj^ experiences with the Indians. 

Living on this farm, he became a large landowner and raised 
a large family, all of whom became prosperous farmers. 
Children, born in Union County: 
1. Almir.\9 Dilsaver, b. Feb. 10, 1837; d. Nov. 16, 1881, 
in Richwood, Ohio; m. Apr. 26, 1855, Henry Sheppard, 
b. Mar. 16, 1830, m Elmira, Ohio; d. May 6, 1904, m 
Richwood, aged 7^ years. 
Children born in Union County: 

1. Marshal'" Sheppard, b. in 1857; d. in 1863. 

2. Jane, b. m 1858; d. in 1863. 

3. Sarah Ellen, b. Mar. 13, 1860; m. Feb. 14, 1878, 
Franklin L., son of Townsend F. and Margarette 
(Snell) Gantt, of Knox County, Ohio, b. Apr. 3, 
1855, in Knox County. Res. Covington, Ohio, R. 
F. D. No. 1. 

Children, born in Union County: 
1. Stella Fr^ncesii Gantt, b. Dec. 14, 1878; 
d. Sept. 9, 1913, in West Liberty, )hio; m. 





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Nov. 28, 1900, Joseph B., son of Henry and 
Elizabeth (Short) Garber, b. May 20, 1858 
in North Carolina. Res. (husband) West 
Liberty, Ohio, R.F.D. 3. 
Children born in West Liberty: 

1. Franklin Henryi^ Garber, b. May 8, 
1902; d. June 6, 1906. 

2. Martha Blanch, b. June 1, 1903. 

3. Robert Milton, b. Nov. 13, 1905. 

4. Irvin Paul, b. Oct. 13, 1907. 

2. Gertrude Maude, b. Aug. 31, 1880. Unm. 
Res. Covington, Ohio, R. F. D. No. 1. 

3. Walter Marshall, b. Nov. 29, 1881; m. 
Aug. 31, 1903, MuRTiE Viola, dau. of Jasper 
and Alice (HUdreth) McAdow, of Marysville, 
Ohio, b. Feb. 9, 1887. Res. Broadway, Ohio. 
Children : 

1. Alva Edwin^^ Gantt, b. June 9, 1905, 
in Marysville, Ohio. 

2. Harold Arthur, b. Feb. 11, 1912, in 
Springfield, Ohio. 

3. Dorotha Lurene, b. Nov. 19, 1919, in 
Broadway, Ohio. 

4. Mildred Ethel, b. Mar. 6, 1883; m. Dec. 21, 
1910, Irvin D., son of James and Anna 
(Kinsey) Bussey of Rocky Mount, Va.; b. 
Apr. 10, 1887, in Franklin County, Va. Res. 
Tippecanoe City, Ohio, R. F. D. No. 1. 
Children, first born in Franklin County, Va.; 
remainder in Tippecanoe City: 

1. Ruth Elizabeth^^ Bussey, b. Feb. 8, 
1912. 

2. Virginia Anna, b. Mar. 16, 1913. 

3. Mary Katherine, b. Apr. 25, 1914. 

4. James Franklin, b. Oct. 6, 1915. 

5. Alfred Stanley, b. June 1, 1917. 

6. Keith Elden, b. Sept. 25, 1918. 

7. Joseph Irvin, b. July 29, 1921. 

5. Anna Blanch, b. Sept. 20, 1884. Unm. 
Res. Covington, R. F. D. No. 1. 

6. John Sherman, b. Dec. 6, 1885; m. Apr. 23, 
1907, Leona, dau. of Joseph and Estella May 
(Rinehart) White of Marysville, Ohio; b. 
Apr. 23, 1887, in Union County. Res. Magnetic 
Springs, Ohio. Children: 

1. Mildred May^^ Gantt, b. Oct. 13, 1912, 
in Marysville, Ohio. 

2. Emma Elsie, b. Mar. 28, 1917, in Marys- 
ville. 



884 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

3. Elsworth J., b. Dec. 27, 1918, in Mag- 
netic Springs. 

4. Pauline Mary, b. Jan. 26, 1920, in 
Magnetic Springs. 

7. Frank B., b. Sept. 19, 1887; m. Jan. 19, 1907, 
Anna Elizabeth, dau. of Elmore and Mary E. 
Ward Rinehart of Marysville; b. Aug. 22, 
1889, in Union County. Res. Springfield, Ohio, 
R. F. D. No. 2. 

Children : 

1. Sarah Lucile^^ Gantt, b. Sept. 27, 1907, 
in Marysville. 

2. Ivan Ainsworth, b. Sept. 24, 1910, in 
Springfield. 

3. Charles Emmerson, b. Sept. 30, 1919, 
in Springfield. 

8. Margaret A., b. Jan. 14, 1890. Unm. Res, 
Covington, R. F. D. No. 1. 

9. Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 21, 1892; m. Feb. 
28, 1915, Roy T., son of Jacob N. and Elizabeth 
(Flora) Lavy, of Springfield, Ohio, b. May 
24, 1891, in Clarke County, Ohio. Res. Piqua, 
Ohio, R. F. D. No. 1. 

Children born in Piqua: 

1. Everet Elwood12 Lavy, b. Nov. 15, 1915. 

2. Ralph Emerson, b. Dec. 30, 1916. 

3. Murray Leboy, b. June 13, 1919. 

4. Sarah Ellen, b. Sept. 15, 1920. 

5. Daniel Jacob, b. Dec. 2, 1921. 

10. Charles Emmett, b. Sept. 30, 1893; m. 
Feb. 1, 1919, Maggie Lee, dau. of John and 
Martha (Bowman) Layman of Covington, 
b. Apr. 2, 1900, in Miami Countj', Ohio. Res. 
North Hampton, Ohio, R. F. D. No. 1. No 
children. 

11. Eva Ruth, b. Aug. 26, 1895. Res. Covington, 
R. F. D. No. 1. 

12. Samuel Murray, b. July 31, 1897. Res. 
Covington, R. F. D. No. 1. 

13. Ida Ellen, b. Sept. 17, 1898; m. Apr. 22, 
1918, Floyd R,, son of Charles R. and Irene 
(Lorton) Beam of Springfield, b. June 28, 
1892 in Clarke County, Ohio. Res. Spring- 
field, R. F. D. No. 7. 

Child, born in Springfield: 

Gerald Elmo'^ Beam, b. Sept. 8, 1920. 

14. Esta Lenora, b. Dec. 18, 1903. Res. Cov- 
ington. R. F. D. No. 1. 

4. John, b. Apr. 15, 1861; m. Sept. 22, 1885, Anna, 






SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 335 

dau. of George T. and Elizabeth (Sloop) Dilsaver, 
of Richwood, b. July 10, 1868, in Richwood. Res. 
Santa Cruz, Cal., R. F. D. No. 2, Box 666. 
Children born in Richwood: 

1. Blanch'i Sheppaed, b. July 23, 1889; m., 
Apr. 30, 1905, Bland Kaylab, b. Nov. 15, 
1883, in Baltimore, Md. Res. Santa Cruz, 
R. F. D. No. 2, Box 666. 

Child, born in Santa Cruz: 

Fred»2 Kaylar, b. Mar. 8, 1906. 

2. Leah, b. Jan. 11, 1892; d. Jan. 13, 1895, in 
Richwood. 

3. LiLAH, b. Aug. 28, 1893; d. Jan. 10, 1895, in 
Richwood. 

5. Hannah, b. Feb. 2, 1864; m. Nov. 28, 1883, Scott, 
son of Vachal F. and Jane (Murphy) Collier of 
Richwood, b. Oct. 29, 1860, in Richwood. Res. 
Richwood, 216 West Ottawa Street. 
Children born in Union County: 

1. Neva Mayme" Collier, b. June 18, 1885; 
m. Nov. 26, 1912, Leven Harvey, son of 
Thomas V. and Malintha (Eastman) Osborne 
of Union County, b. June 26, 1866, in Union 
County. Res. Milford Center, Ohio. 

Child born in Milford Center: 

Phyllis12 Osborne, b. Mar. 25, 1914. 

2. Roy Elmo, b. Mar. 8, 1887; d. Aug. 30, 1892. 

3. Charles Elmer, b. Apr. 25, 1892; m. Sept. 
25, 1913, Ethel M., dau. of William and 
Marie (Clarke) Darling of Union County, 
b. May 15, 1894, in Union County. Res. 
Marysville, Ohio. 

Child born in Marysville: 

Robert Nelson^^ Collier, b. Sept. 8, 
1915. 

4. Paul Eugene, b. July 3, 1898. Res. Colum- 
bus, Ohio, 133 South Martin Avenue. 

2. Albert, b. Sept. 11, 1840, d. Nov. 6, 1921, in Richwood, 
aged 81 years: m. Oct. 14, 1868, Angeline, dau. of 
Larkin and Hannah (Jewel) Fisher of Richwood, b. 
June 14, 1844; d. May 10, 1887, in Richwood. 
Children born in Union County: 
1. Jacob E.i" Dilsaver, b. Nov. 10, 1869, m, Aug. 
27, 1889, Eva, dau. of Samuel and Bethena 
(Graham) Dilsaver of Radnor, b. Oct. 19, 1872, 
in Richwood. Res. Radnor, Ohio 
Children born in Radnor: 
1. Roy" Dilsaver, b. Dec. 16, 1890. 
Res. Radnor, Ohio. 



336 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

2. Dayton, b. Aug. 5, 1891; m. Apr. 10, 1910, 
Jennie, dau. of Edwin C. and Sarah Margaret 
(Paxton) Sheeley of Cincinnati, Ohio, b. 
July 26, 1893, in Columbus, Res. Richwood. 
Children born in Richwood: 

1. Delmeri^ Dilsaver, b. Apr. 20, 1911. 

2. Olive, b. June 2, 1913. 

3. Hannah, b. Aug. 30, 1894; m. Apr. 11, 1917, 
WiLLTAM Fletcher, b. May30, 1871 , n Radnor. 
ChUd: 

Charles12 Fletcher, b. Feb. 14, 1919, 
in Richwood. 

4. Lulu. b. Aug. 18, 1897; m. May 29, 1917, 
Washington, son of Albert L. and Malinda 
(Curfman) Schultz, of Meigs County, Ohio, 
b. Apr. 24, 1896, in Radnor. Res. Radnor, 
R.F.D. No. 1. 

ChUd 

Georgia12 Schultz, b. Nov. 13, 1920, 
in Radnor. 

5. John, b. July 2, 1900. Res. Radnor. 

6. Doris, b. June 2, 1904. Res. Radnor. 

2. Floyd, b. Aug. 31, 1880; m. Mar. 14, 1900, 
RoxANNA, dau. of Benjamin Franklin and Sarah 
Ann (Spratt) Fisher of Richwood, b. Dec. 31, 

1879, in Richwood. 
Children born in Richwood: 

1. Cecil" Dilsaver, b. Aug. 17, 1903. 

2. Benjamin, b. Sept. 29, 1904. 

3. Ester, b. May 5, 1913. 

3. May, b. Oct. 14, 1882; d. May 24, 1894. 

3. Hannah, b. Jan. 10, 1842; m. Sept. 19, 1861, Jacob, 
Jr., son of Jacob and Phebe (Rose) Beem of Richwood, 
b. May 1, 1837, d. Mar. 14, 1923, in Richwood, aged 
86 years. Res. Richwood. 
Children born in Union County: 
1. Hattie B.i» Beem, b. June 29, 1862; m. Aug. 22, 

1880, William James Elliott, b. Sept. 11, 1854, 
Mardela Springs, Maryland. Res. Richwood. 
Children : 

1. Mae" Elliott, b. June 23, 1881, in Union 
County, Ohio; m. Oct. 16, 1905, Edward 
Dow, son of George Gilpin and Emma (Spain) 
Gilbert, of Champaign County, Ohio, b. Oct. 
9, 1881, in Union County. Res. North Lewis- 
burg, Ohio. 
Children born in North Lewisburg: 

1. Milo Elliott12 Gilbert, b. Aug. 21, 1906. 

2. Everett Carl, b. Apr. 4, 1911. 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 337 

2. Jeanette, b. May 27, 1883, in Bellbrook, 
Ohio; m. Mar. 10, 1909, Walter Grover, son 
of David Walker and Celestia (Blakely) 
Critchlow of Kent County, Michigan, b. 
May 28, 1877, in Rockford, Mich. Res. 
Wheaton, 111., 727 North President Street. 
No children. 

3. Ethel, b. Oct. 23, 1885, in Mechanicsburg, 
Ohio. Unm. Res. Richwood. 

4. Una, b. Oct. 4, 1887, in Port William, Ohio. 
Unm. Res. Richwood. 

5. Martha, b. Jan. 18, 1890, in Port William; 
m. June 22, 1911, Zell Roy, son of Joseph 
EUwood and Elizabeth Ann (Williams) Reams 
of Hardin County, Ohio. Res. Bellefontaine, 
Ohio, 517 South Madison Street. 

Child born in Shelby, Ohio: 

Zell Roy'^ Reams, Jr., b. May 10, 1913, 

6. William Beem, b. June 16, 1891, in Sabina, 
Ohio; m. June 16, 1914, Hazel, dau. of George 
Howe and Mary (Westbrook) RUey of Dela- 
ware County, Ohio, b. Apr. 26, 1890, in Ashley. 
Ohio. Res. Winona, Minn. No children. 

7. John Franklin, b. July 3, 1894, in Reasville, 
Ohio. Unm. Res. Richwood. 

2. Frank M., b. Oct. 7, 1870; m. June 30, 1895, 
Hattie, dau. of Henry and Elizabeth (Palmer) 
Hupp of Licking County, Ohio, b. Dec. 10, 1876, 
in Union County. Res. Richwood. 
Children born in Union County: 

1. Albert Owen" Beem, b. Feb. 2, 1897, m. 
Sept. 25, 1919, Ruth, dau. of Lawson and 
Louise (Morrow) Boggs, of Richwood, b. 
Mar. 23, 1899, in Union County. 

Enlisted in World War, Aug. 15, 1918, 
at Marysville, Ohio ; training s 1 ool, Cincinnati, 
Ohio, and Camp Jessup, Georgia. Transferred 
to 310th Repair Unit; sailed Oct. 28, 1918, 
arrived Nov. 9, 1918, at Brest, France; 
attached Third Army M. T. C. Army of 
Occupation at Coblenz on the Rhine. Returned 
U. S. A. Sept. 18, 1919; discharged Sept. 22, 
1919, rank, Sergeant. Res. Richwood, 
R. F. D. 

2, Starling, b. Jan. 31, 1902.] Graduated com- 
mon schools of Union County, Ohio, and 
Richwood High School, and Normal School. 
Now teaching in Wiley School, Union County. 
Res. Richwood. 



338 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

4. Edmond, b. May 27, 1845; d. Feb. 4, 1923, in Richwood, 
aged 78 years; m. Sept. 3, 1863, Mary Fisher, b. Oct. 
16, 1838, in Knox County, Ohio; d. Jan. 28, 1922, in 
Richwood, aged 8^ years. 
Children born in Union County: 

1. Emmaio Dilsaver, b. Apr. 17, 1864; m. Feb. 20, 
1883, George, son of David J. and Sarah (Cowgill) 
Burgoon of Union County, b. Sept. 13, 1862, in 
Union County. Res. Richwood. 

Child born in Richwood: 

jESSE»iBuRGOON,b. Apr.8,1884;d.Junel, 1892. 

2. Franklin, b. July 27, 1867. No further record. 

3. John, b. May 15, 1869; d. Mar. 31, 1923, in Rich- 
wood; m. Jan. 19, 1891, Ella., dau. of Robert and 
Hannah (Harper) Taylor of Fayette County, 
Ohio, b. July 14, 1874, in Washington Court House, 
Ohio. Res. Widow, Richwood. 

Children born in Union County: 

1. Roy" Dilsaver, b. Apr. 26, 1892; m. Oct. 
13, 1913, Leah, dau. of Benjamin Franklin 
and Effie Alice (Gaskill) Arnold of New 
Holland, Ohio, b. Apr. 17, 1892 in Circleville, 
Ohio. Res. Marion, Ohio, 248 Chase Street. 
Child born in Marion: 

Virginia12 Dilsaver, b. Apr. 17, 1914. 

2. Nellie, b. July 31, 1893; m. Aug. 31, 1909, 
Robert Elliott, b. Feb, 16, 1887, in Cincin- 
nati, Ohio. Res. Unknown. 

Children: 

1. Helen12 Elliott, b. June 24, 1910. 

2. Edward, b. Apr. 2, 1912. 

4. Albert, b. Dec. 4, 1870; d. Nov. 29, 1916, in 
Richwood; m. May 29, 1896, May, dau. of George 
and Mary (Foster) Robertson of Union County, 
b. May 12, 1880, in Union County. Res. Widow, 
Marysville, Ohio, R. F. D. No. 4. 

Children : 

1. Opal" Dilsaver, b. June 30, 1897, in Union 
County; m. Apr. 29, 1914, Avery Edwin 
HoLLANSHED. Res. Marysville, R. F. D. No. 4. 
Child born in Detroit, Mich.: 

Emma Marie^^ Hollanshed, b. Sept. 
26, 1917. 

2. Harry Edmond, b. May 15, 1902, in Chestnut, 
111. Enlisted World's War, July 18, 1921; 
discharged June 25, 1922. Res. Marysville, 
R. F. D. No. 4. 

3. Viola Helen, b. Sept. 8, 1904, in Union 
County. Res. Marysville, R. F. D. No. 4. 



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SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 339 

5. Fred, b. Oct. 27, 1877; m. Aug. 27, 1899, Ida, 
dau. of Alexander and Martha Louise (Johnson) 
Cameron of Richwood, b. Feb. 13, 1873, in Summer- 
ville, Ohio. Res. Richwood. 
Child born in Richwood: 

Gertrude" Dilsaver, b. June 13, 1900; 
m. Apr. 30, 1921, Clarence O., son of William 
and Kathryn (Aydt) Laucher of Prospect, 
Ohio, b. Feb. IG, 1895, in Crawford County, 
Ohio. Res. Richwood. 
Child born in Richwood: 

Jack Queline Delores''' Laucher, b. 
Sept. 17, 1921. 
5. Michael Bezaleel,^ b. Oct. 6, 1847; d. July 4, 1919, 
in Richwood, aged 72 years; m. Mar. 2, 1882, Emma 
Moore, b. Dec. 29, 1859, in Union County, d. June 
19, 1923, in Richwood. 
Children born in Union County: 

1. H. OsiEio Dilsaver, b. Mar. 20, 1884; m. Sept. 5, 
1911, Maurice C. Clements, b. Sept. 28, 1883, 
in Marion County, Ohio. Res. La Rue, Ohio. 
Child born in La Rue: 

Virginia M.ii Clements, b. Apr. 27, 1917. 

2. Mable, b. Aug. 22, 1888. Res. Richwood, R. F. D. 

192. ii. William Walbridge, b. Oct. 26, 1817. 

193. iii. Thomas Warner, b. Aug. 20, 1819. 

iv. Edmond, b. probably about 1821; d. Dec. 17, 1857, in Green 
Camp; m. (I), June 26, 1844, Adaline Fisher; (II), Apr. 17, 
1856, Margaret Shackleford, of Union County. No 
children. 

V. Katherine, b. Nov. 6, 1822, in Union County; d. Sept. 
27, 1855, in Richwood; m. Oct. 22, 1840, Jesse Crislip, 
son of Jesse and Cristinia (Crislip) Reed, b. Sept. 1, 1816, in 
Loudon County, Virginia, d. July 14, 1889, in Delta, Iowa, 
aged 73 years. 

Children born in Richwood: 

1. Sarah Jane^ Reed, b. Aug. 19, 1843, d. Sept. 7, 1855. 

2. Joseph Almon, b. May 9, 1844; d. Apr. 12, 1846. 

3. Margaret, b. May 3, 1845; d. Feb. 25, 1865, in Rich- 
wood; m. Feb. 13, 1862, John Berton, son of John 
and Mary (Ford) Collier of Richwood, b. Aug. 14, 
1839, in Jolmstown, Ohio; d. Feb. 16, 1905, in Richwood. 
Child born in Richwood: 

Jesse Elmer^" Collier, b. Nov. 28, 1862; was 
adopted by Edwin S. Adams and Minerva (Collier) 
Adams at Prospect, Ohio, and given the name of 
Jesse Elmer Collier Adams; m. Aug. 20, 1906, 
Elizabeth Ann, dau. of Christian and Margaret 
(Roesch) Scherger of Lawrenceburg, Ind., b. Oct. 



340 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

27, 1868, in Lawrenceburg. No children. Res. 
Greenville, Ohio, 737 Martin Street. 
4. Martin Bezaleel, b. Feb. 14, 1847; m. June 17, 1868, 
Adelaid, dau. of John Nelson and Sarah (Drake) 
Waddell of Kirkville, Iowa, b. June 15, 1850, in 
Holmes County, Ohio; was educated in public schools 
at Richwood, Ohio, and Hiram College in Portage 
County, Ohio; moved to Springfield, Iowa, with father 
and started in dry goods business; later moved to 
AVhat Cheer, Iowa, and Delta in same business, and 
retired in 1906. He was elected to the City Coimcil of 
Delta in which position he served several years. Res. 
Delta, Iowa, Box 154. 
Children : 
1, IvA MyrtleI" Reed, b. July 27, 1869, in Sprmg- 
field, Iowa; m. Oct. 7, 1888, William R., son of 
Benjamin and Zepporah (Chidester) Sparks of 
What Cheer, Iowa, b. May 24, 1863, in Champaign 
County, Ohio. Res. West Plains, Missouri. (Home- 
land and Bakerfield Route.) Children: 

1. Forest Fern" Sparks, b. Jan. 5, 1890, in 
Springfield, Iowa; m. Aug. 9, 1916, James A., 
son of Bartley and Margaret (Price) Crew of 
Delta, b. July 24, 1886, in Keokuk County, 
Iowa. Res. St. Paul, Mmn., 2339 Buford 
Avenue. 

Children born in St. Paul: 

1. Miriam Margaret^^ Crew, b. Sept. 2, 
1917. 

2. Patricia Gale, b. Nov. 7, 1922. 

2. Glen Reed, b. Jan. 5, 1892, in Springfield, 
Iowa; m. Feb. 5, 1914, Alma Marie, dau. 
of Asbury and Emma (Farro) Garrett of 
Delta, b. Oct. 4, 1897, in Delta. Res. Delta. 
Child born in Delta: 

Robert Lisle^^ Sparks, b. Aug. 27, 1916. 

3. Addie Vienna, b. Sept. 30, 1894, in What 
Cheer; m. May 3, 1916, Ralph L., son of 
Charles and Emma (Garrett) Sanders of 
What Cheer. Res. Fort Collins, Colorado, 
528 Wheedbee Street. 

Child born in What Cheer: 

Charles Williams'^ Sanders, b. Sept. 
27, 1918. 

4. Paul, b. Nov. 7, 1899, in Springfield; m. 
Feb. 3, 1923, Blanch Genevieve, dau. of 
Alexander Daniel and Hannah (Pulver) 
Moody, b. Apr. 2, 1902, m Washmgton 
County, Iowa. Res, What Cheer. 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 341 

5. Donald, b. Mar. 11, 1902, in Delta. 

6. Lowell, b. Feb. 5, 1904, in Delta. 

7. Marvil, b. Feb. 6, 1907. 

2. Snowa Belle, b. Jan. 17, 1871, in What Cheer; m. 
Dec. 18, 1890, Frank, son of John and Mary 
(Bowers) Wilson of What Cheer, b. May 8, 1864, 
in Monmouth, 111. Res. What Cheer, Iowa, and 
Los Angeles, Cal., 1900 West 43d Place. 

Child born in What Cheer: 

H. Vaughn" Wilson, b. Apr. 25, 1892; m. 
June 11, 1921, Elsie M., dau. of Leonard 
and Marie (Perfect) Schaft of Los Angeles, 
b. Mar. 9, 1897, in Los Angeles. Enlisted 
as private Sept. 30, 1917, Company G, 163 
Depot Brigade; entered third officers' training 
camp Jan. 5, 1918. Transferred to Camp 
Gordon, Ga., April, 1918, and assigned as 
Sergeant Major of 42d Company; commissioned 
Second Lieutenant Jan. 5, 1918, and transferred 
to Company B, Camp Pike; discharged Jan. 
14, 1919. Is now in banking business with his 
father at What Cheer, Iowa. Res. What Cheer. 

3. Jesse Nelson, b. Feb. 8, 1874, in Springfield, 
Iowa; m. May 30, 1896, IvA, dau. of William 
Andrews and Julie (Hardin) Caywood, of Delta, 
b. Nov. 10, 1876, in Delta; d. Feb. 10, 1909, in 
Ottumwa, Iowa. Res. Ottumwa, 420 Church 
Street. 

Child born in Delta: 

Martin Bezaleel" Reed, b. Jan. 15, 1903. 
Res. Delta. 
5. Arabella, b. Apr. 10, 1850; d. May 7, 1923, aged 73 
years; m. Nov. 11, 1869, Thomas J., son of Andrew J. 
and America (Hecklin) McNabb of Kentucky, b. 
Oct. 11, 1850, in Delta. Res. Delta. 
Children born in Delta 
1. Herman!" McNabb:, b. July 9, 1874; d. Feb. 20, 
1913, in Delta; m. Jan. 1, 1895, Pearl Mae, dau. 
of Alfred and Mary Agnes (Pierson) Brainard of 
Delta, b. Feb. 4, 1877 in Delta; widow m. Aug. 3, 
1920, A. W. Wiggins of Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Res. Marshalltown, 23 East Main Street. 
Children : 

1. Abe Pearl" McNabb, b. July 8, 1896 in 
Delta; d. Mar. 4, 1899 in Delta. 

2. Ora Belle, b. Aug. 14, 1897 in Delta; m. 
June 27, 1919, Gus B., son of James M. and 
Sarah Jane (Patterson) Friel, of Alexis, 111., 
b. May 17, 1892, Alexis. Res. Humbolt, Iowa. 



342 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Child born in Grinnell, Iowa: 

Dorothy Eileen^^ Friel, b. Apr. 9, 1921. 

3. Alfred Montague, b. Oct. 4, 1899 in Grinnell; 
d. Oct. 19, 1918, Delta. 

4. Beryl Reed, b. Mar. 4, 1905 in Auxvasse, Mo. 

5. Herman Leroy, b. Sept. 24, 1911 in West 
Liberty, Iowa. 

2. Jesse Andrew, b. Nov. 14, 1879; m. Sept. 14, 
1898, Ella, dau. of Thomas Martin and MatUda 
Jane (Small) Taylor of St. Anthony, Iowa, b. 
Dec. 8, 1897 in Delta. Res. St. Anthony. 
Children, first four born in Delta, remainder in 
Tioga County, Iowa: 

1. Harley Thomasii McNabb, b. June 9, 1899; 
m. Aug. 2, 1918, Ester, dau. of Charles 
Frederick and Mable Blanch (Buckley) 
Krukon of Clinton, Iowa, b. Aug. 7, 1899, 
in Clinton. Res. Zearing, Iowa. 

Children, first born in Des Moines, Iowa, 
remainder in St. Anthony: 

1. Marvin M.i^ McNabb, b. Apr. 7, 1919. 

2. Ronald G., b. Aug. 14, 1920. 

3. Robert Wayne, b. June 7, 1922. 

2. Ester Frances, b. Sept. 18, 1900; m. July 
4, 1917, Lloyd, son of James and Ella (Jackson) 
Martin of Oskaloosa, Iowa, b. May 14, 1897 
in Delta. Res. Rodman, Iowa. 

Child born in Rodman: 

Ruth Naomii^ Martin, b. Jan. 9, 1921. 

3. Fawn Eva, b. Feb. 11, 1908; m. Mar. 7, 1923, 
Gale, son of David E. and Alena (Rogers) 
Jolmson of St. Anthony, b. Mar. 25, 1902 
in Albia, Iowa. Res. St. Anthony. 

4. Fay E., twin of Fawn, b. Feb. 11, 1908; d. 
Jan. 4, 1909. 

[ 5. Evalena M., b. Dec. 18, 1910. 
Triplets \ 6. Infant, b. Dec. 18, 1910; d. Dec. 18, 1910. 
[ 7. Infant, b. Dec. 18, 1910; d. Dec. 18, 1910. 
3. Pansy, b. Dec. 19, 1883; m. Aug. 13, 1899, 
Garfield, son of Ackley Charles and Mary Jane 
(Garrett) Beman, of Delta, b. Apr. 13, 1880 in 
Delta. Res. Ames, Iowa, 431 Welsh Avenue. 
Children born in Delta: 

1. Mary Ermina" Beman, b. Mar. 19, 1900. 
Res. Ames, 431 W^elsh Avenue. 

2. Estey Gerold, b. July 22, 1901. Res. Ames, 
431 Welsh Avenue. 

3. Thomas Ackley, b. Dec. 27, 1902. Res. 
Ames, 431 Welsh Avenue. 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 343 

4. Fred Maxwell, b. Mar. 24, 1904; m. July 2, 

1922, Ethelyn Cole, b. Oct. 26, 1902 in 

Ames. Res. Ames. 

4. Gladys, b. May 3, 1888; m. Sept. 18, 1918, William 

Gordon, son of Benjamin F. and Effie C. (Williams) 

Campbell, of Fayettsville, Ark., b. Jan. 20, 1885 

in Fayettsville. No children. Res. Kansas City, 

Mo., 1916 McGee Street. 

6. Syntha, L., Nov. 8, 1852; d. Sept. 1855. 

7. Theada, b. Nov. 14, 1854; d. Sept. 5, 1855. 

vi. Theodosia, b. June 10, 1824, in Union County, Ohio; d. 
Aug. 6, 1849, in Prospect, Ohio; m. Dec. 12, 1844, William 
Cole, b. in Delaware County, Ohio; d. Sept. 10, 1905, in 
Green Camp, Ohio. 

Children born in Union County: 
1. Ira Bridge' Cole, b. Mar. 5, 1847; d. Mar. 12, 1912, 
in Green Camp; m. (I), Apr. 6, 1870, Marietta, dau. 
of James and Sophia (Andrews) Sullivan, of Green 
Camp, b. Mar. 1, 1843, in Green Camp; d. Aug. 15, 
1874, in Green Camp; (II), July 20, 1876, Mary 
Berry, dau. of John Campbell and Clementine Berry 
(Vanourman) Renand, of Green Camp, b. Mar. 13, 
1849, in Marion. Res. (Widow) Green Camp, Box 37. 
Children born in Green Camp: 

1. Ella Mildredi« Cole, b. Feb. 11, 1872; m. 
Dec. 11, 1891, David Glenard, son of Jacob and 
Clarisia Belle (Coffield) Debolt, of Richwood, 
Ohio, b. Jan. 5, 1869, in Richwood. Res. 1143 
Leavitt Street, Chicago, 111. 

Child: 

Madaline a." Debolt, b. in Marion, Feb. 
14, 1894; m. Oct. 3, 1915, Arthur G., son of 
• Hu-am and Ida May (Gayer) Annette, of 
Green Camp, b. June 13, 1895, m Marion, 
Ohio. No children. Res. 1143 Leavitt Street, 
Chicago, 111. 

2. Margaret (by second wife), b. Mar. 1, 1880; m. 
Oct. 2, 1903, Martin W., son of George William 
and Sophronia Ann (Larcome) Ward, of Union 
County, b. Mar. 16, 1881, m Union County. 
Res. Green Camp, Box 37. 

Children born in Marion County: 

1. Clifford L." Ward, b. June 18, 1905. 

2. Joseph C, b. May 15, 1908. 

3. Joseph LeRoy, b. Nov. 17, 1885; m. Aug. 7, 1914, 
HuLDAH HoRTENSE, dau. of William Newton and 
Mary Elizabeth (Ball) Porter of Green Camp, 
b. Oct. 30, 1888, in Green Camp. Res. 359 Pearl 
Street, Marion. 



344 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

2. Edwin, b. Sept. 18, 1848; d. in 1885; m. Oct. 9, 1879, 
Malissa Smith. 
Children: 

1. Edna^o Cole, b. Nov. 22, 1880; d. in 1882. 

2. Wheeler, b. Apr. 25, 1882; d. in 1884. 

3. Clyde, b. May 4, 1884, in Macune, Kan.; m. 
Nov. 15, 1911, Belle Waddell, b, Feb. 10, 1888, 
in Delaware County, Ohio. Res. Ashley, Ohio. 
Children born in Delaware, Ohio: 

1. Imogeneii Cole, b. June 8, 1914. 

2. John, b. Dee. 2, 1915. 
194. vii. Joseph Cuberly, b. Mar. 13, 1827. 

viii. Mariah Huldah, b. Feb. 16, 1830 in Delaware County, Ohio; 
d. July 13, 1916 in Columbus, Ohio, aged 86 years; m. July 
8, 1847, William George Williams, b. Aug. 28, 1821 in Wales, 
England; d. Aug. 3, 1892 in Smith Lake, Minn., aged 71 years. 

The family emigrated from Ohio in 1866 to Illinois, only 
remaining there a few months and continued on farther west 
and located in Sterns County, Minn.; here they claimed a 
homestead and the father and older boys cut timbers off 
of their land and hewed them into logs from which their 
cabin was built. Here the youngest daughter was born soon 
after the cabin was completed; in about three years a school 
was started four miles from their home, and here the youngest 
children attended. The family lived on this farm for many 
years, the children starting out for themselves. The old home 
was enlarged from time to time, and their homestead became 
one of the finest farms in Sterns County. Here the father 
lived until his death. 

Children born in Hardin County, Ohio, except youngest, 

born in Smith Lake: 

1. Bezaleel George^ Williams, b. Sept. 13, 1848; m. 
Jan. 24, 1877, Harriett Elizabeth, dau. of Howell 
and Clarenda (McCoy) Davis, of Brown County, 
Illinois, b. June 12, 1856. Res. Heavener, Okla. 
Children: 

1. Edmond Oliverio Williams, b. Nov. 1, 1878; 
d. June 22, 1880 in Hardin County, Ohio. 

2. LuRA Belle, b. Mar. 14, 1888 in Madison County, 
Arkansas; m. Dec. 25, 1911, Thomas Lee, son of 
Leonard and Sarah (Belk) Plummer of Whitefield 
County, Georgia, b. Dec. 4, 1886 in Scott County, 
Arkansas. Res. Bates, Ark. 

Children born in Scott County: 

1. Marjorie Lee^i Plummer, b. Jan. 16, 1913. 

2. Edward Williams, b. Jan. 5, 1916. 

3. Vesper Lavelle, b. Nov. 5, 1917. 

2. Edmond, b. Jan. 4, 1851, Went West. Record and 
residence unknown. 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 345 

3. William, b. May 14, 1854; m. Nov. 22, 1875, Eliza A., 
dau. of George W. and Hannah Mariah (Baker) Hume 
of Versailles, 111., b. July 24, 1858 in Versailles. 
Res. Vancouver, Wash., Station A. 
Children, first born in Versailles; remainder in Sterns 
County, Minnesota: 

1. Lola M.i" Williams, b. July 5, 1877; m. Nov. 23, 
1899, David Llewell, son of Francis Marion and 
Mary (Taylor) Shrode, b. Aug. 7, 1867 in Boons- 
ville, Ind. Res. Salem, Ore., 1254 Mission Street. 
Children born in Tillamook, Ore.: 

1. Francis Ione" Shrode, b. Oct. 23, 1902. 

2. Minnie Marie, b. July 17, 1907. 

2. Maude L., b. Oct. 20, 1881; m. Oct. 7, 1910, 
Fred V., son of Jerry and Katherine (Blakely) 
Lewis, b. in Prineville, Ore., Nov. 21, 1882. Res. 
Portland, Ore., 362 Third Street. 

3. Minnie May, b. Apr. 12, 1884; d. Jan. 22, 1907, in 
Portland. Unm. 

4. Roy Claude, b. July 14, 1888. Unm. Res. 
Portland, Ore., 233 Burnside Street. 

4 Neil, b. June 1, 1856; m. Aug. 27, 1882, Viola Marie, 
dau. of George W. and Hannah Mariah (Baker) Hume, 
of Versailles, 111., b. June 14, 1860. Res. Newberg, 
Or-., 810 Meridian Street. 
Children: 

1. IrlI" Williams, b. May 6, 1888, in Versailles, 111.; 
d. Sept. 24, 1890. 

2. Bessie Captolia, b. July 30, 1891, in Sterns 
County, Minnesota. Res. Newberg, 810 Meridian 
Street. 

5. James Wesley, b. Dec. 5, 1859; m. Oct. 17, 1888, 
Hannah Lee, dau. of Robert S. and Elizabeth 
(Beekman) Linn, of Sterns County, Minnesota, b. 
Aug. 18, 1870. Res. Puyallup, Wash. 
Children born in Sterns County, Minnesota: 

1. Hattie C.i" Williams, b. Aug. 15, 1889; m. Nov. 
13, 1909, John Byron, son of Marion and Naomi 
Elizabeth (Maynard) Crider of Sterns County, 
Minnesota; b. Mar. 24, 1897, Sterns County, 
Minnesota. Res. Clarissa, Minn., R. F. D, No. 1, 
Box 70. 

Children born in Clarissa: 

1. Naomi Lee'i Crider, b. Feb. 17, 1912. 

2. Sadie Marie, b. May 2, 1917. 

2. Princess May, b. Apr. 23, 1892; m. Apr. 1, 1914, 
Fred Nels, son of Peter and Mary Christian 
(Peterson) Nyman of St. Paul, Minn., b. in 1881 
at St. Paul. Res. Clarissa, R. F. D. No. 1, Box 36. 



346 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AIMERICA 

Children born in Puyallup, Wash.: 

1. Mary Irenei^ Nyman, b. Mar. 27, 1917. 

2. IvA Lee, b. July 23, 1919. 

3. Ella Elizabeth, b. Oct. 29, 1894; m. Dec. 19, 
1917, Harry, son of John and Rose Isabelle 
(Tuck) Lyons of Yuka, Cal., b. June 10, 1890 
in Yuka. Res. Orting, Wash. (Nifton Acres). 
Child born in Puyallup, Wash.: 

Harry" Lyons, Jr., b. Oct. 10, 1919. 

4. Anna Dora, b. Feb. 23, 1897; d. July 24, 1898. 

5. Lucy Pearle, b. June 13, 1899; d. Oct. 24, 
1900. 

6. Cella. Lee, b. Apr. 13, 1902. 

7. Bezaleel George, b. Sept. 7, 1904. 

8. Wesley Homer, b. Sept. 8, 1907. 

9. GoLDiE Maxfield, b. Apr. 7, 1911. Residence 
with parents. 

6. LuR.\ Emma Belle, b. Aug. 19, 1862; m. Feb. 13, 1882, 
Walter Smith, son of William Chambers and Dorothy 
Jane (Thomas) Schooley, of Westville, Ohio, b. July 
13, 1862 in Westville. Res. Columbus, Ohio, 692 
Dennison Avenue. 

ChUd born in Westville: 

Princess May" Schooley, b. Feb. 22, 1883; d. 
Mar. 21, 1883. 

7. Princess A. A., b. May 19, 1867; m. Oct. 25, 1885, 
John William Baker of Kimball, b. Dec. 23, 1862 in 
Versailles, 111. Res. Kimball, Minn, 

Child born in Kimball: 

Edwin Corneliusi" Baker, b. Mar. 29, 1893. 

Enlisted in World War Dec. 14, 1917 at Jefferson 

Barracks, St. Louis, Mo., Serial No. 1,070,576, 

353d Aero Squadron, U. S. A. and sailed overseas 

Aug. 14, 1918, service American Expeditionary 

Forces. Returned to United States of America 

May 6, 1919; discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, 

May 20, 1919, rank. Sergeant first class. Res. 

Kimball. 

ix. Marilla B., b. May 5, 1832 in Union County, Ohio; d. Apr, 

16, 1913, in Marion, Ohio, aged 81 years; m. Jan. 15, 1852, 

William Henry, son of Isaac and Caroline (Miller) Van 

Osten, b. Mar. 18, 1829 in Buffalo, N. Y., d. Apr. 11, 1906 

in Marion, aged 77 years. Resided in Marion, Ohio. 

Children born in Marion: 

1. Ellen A.^ Van Osten, b. Jan. 1, 1853; m. Nov. 11, 

1873, Peter Waddell, son of William and Mary 

(Johnston) Kerr, b. June 15, 1850 in West Moreland 

County, Pennsylvania. Res. Marion, 599 North 

Main Street. 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 347 

Children born in Marion: 

1. William Waddell'" Kerr, b. Aug. 3, 1875; 
m. (I), Sept. 4, 1901, Carrie M., dau. of William 
and Flora (Powell) McPherson, b. Sept. 3, 1879 
in Marion; d. Oct. 26, 1919, in Marion; (II), June 4, 
1921, Lena, dau. of George W. and Mariah 
(Lattimer) Mather. Res. Marion, 607 North 
Main Street. 

2. Charles Henry, b. Aug. 14, 1877; d. Aug. 3, 1890. 

3. George Garfield, b. Aug. 15, 1880; m. Sept. 
25, 1901, Edith-Leota, dau. of John Calvin and 
Josephine (Mears) Travis, b. Jan. 11, 1881, in 
Meeker, Ohio. Educated in schools in Marion; 
learned the merchant tailoring business, which 
business he has followed all his life in Marion. 
Res. Marion, 445 North Main Street. 

Child born in Marion: 

Lillian Bernice" Kerr, b. Sept. 17, 1902. 

4. John Blain, b. Nov. 25, 1882; m. Feb. 4, 1908, 
Bertha Barbara, dau. of John and Pauline 
(Seiter) Reutschler, b. Nov. 2, 1888 in Agosta, 
Ohio. Res. Marion, 192 Bain Avenue. 
Children born in Marion: 

1. Mary Ellen" Kerr, b. July 26, 1908. 

2. John Waddell, b. Aug. 20, 1910. 

3. JuDsoN Edward, b. Nov. 29, 1911. 

5. Joseph Harrison, b. May 10, 1885; m. Nov. 10, 
1905, Nellie, dau. of William C. and Wilda 
(Turner) Wooley, b. Oct. 8, 1887 in Ada, Ohio. 
Res. Marion, 599 North Main Street. 
Child born in Marion: 

MiLDREDii Kerr, b. Aug. 28, 1906. 

2. Charles Delano, b. Mar. 27, 1854. No further 
record. 

3. Lewis Alten, b. Oct. 20, 1855. No further record. 

4. Horace G., b. Nov. 6, 1857; d. Apr. 20, 1902 in Prospect, 
Ohio; m. Aug. 14, 1879, Isabel, dau. of William 
Armour and Lydia (Rice) Black of Marion, b. Jan. 21, 
1862 in Caledonia, Ohio. Res. Widow, Prospect, 
Ohio. 

Children, first born in Caledonia; remainder Prospect: 

1. AuRO Dellio Van Osten, b. Sept. 6, 1882; m. 
June 18, 1911, Ferd. R., son of June O. and 
Nora (Lybarger) Wetsel, of Marion. Res. Upper 
Arlington, Columbus, Ohio, 1812 Bedford Road. 

2. Bessie Fern, b. July 25, 1885; m. Mar. 21, 1906, 
Ray L., son of James McDonald and Martha 
(Reynolds) Gast of Delaware, Ohio. Res. Radnor, 
Ohio, R. F. D. 



348 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children born in Delaware County: 

1. Donald R." Gast, b. Nov. 14, 1906; d. Dec. 
1, 1913. 

2. Georgia Ruth, b. Nov. 4, 1914. 

3. James R., b. Dee. 3, 1918. 

4. Mary Betty, b. July 18, 1920. 

3. HoRTENSE Glenn, b. Oct. 22, 1887; m. June 25, 
1913, WiLBERT G., son of George W. and Rachel E. 
(Rowe) McPeck of Marion County, b. Nov. 12, 
1882 in Union County, Ohio. Res. Marion, 644 
South Prospect Street. 

Child born in Prospect: 

Rachael Isabel" McPeck, b. Apr. 26, 1914. 

4. Inez Belle, b. Feb. 4, 1890. Unm. Res. Prospect, 
Ohio. 

5. Floyd Elmore, b. Jan. 5, 1859. No further record. 

6. Iden Orthello, b. Oct. 10, 1860; m. Apr. 20, 1893, 
Nettie Margaret, dau. of Joel C. and Mary E. 
(Newell) Straub of Wyandotte County, Ohio, b. Apr. 
20, 1875 in Wyandotte County. Res. Lyle, Wash., 
Box 153. 

Children born in Lyle: 

1. Cecil Earli" Van Osten, b. May 21, 1896; m. 
Mar. 15, 1914, Charles L., son of Ludwig C. N. 
and Bertha (Kunge) Struck of Hamburg, Germany, 
b. Apr. 30, 1892 in Hamburg. Res. Lyle. 
Children : 

1. Margaret Lucillei^ Struck, b. Sept. 14, 
1914 in Inyo County, California. 

2. Inez Belle, b. Nov. 12, 1915 in Lyle. 

3. Walter George, b. June 5, 1919 in The 
Dalles, Oregon. 

2. Paul McKinley, b. Apr. 18, 1898; m. Dec. 25, 
1916, Edna L., dau. of George and Frances 
(Chapman) Howard, b. Apr. 4, 1900 in Neola, 
Iowa. Res. Hood River, Oregon. 

Children : 

1. Fran<;es Elizabeth" Van Osten, b. Oct. 
15, 1917 in Hood River. 

2. Pauline Edna, b. Nov. 2, 1919 in Lyle. 

3. Margaret Ellen, b. Sept. 19, 1900; d. June 19, 
1921; m. Sept. 16, 1918, John William, son of 
George and Minnie (Bussenshot) Gilmer of Gilmer, 
Wash., b. Jan. 27, 1891 in Gilmer. Res. Husband 
Lyle. 

Children born in The Dalles: 

1. Nettie Elizabeth" Gilmer, b. Apr. 6, 1919. 

2. John William, Jr., b. July 22, 1920. 

4. Marion Henry, b. Feb. 17, 1905; Res. Lyle. 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 349 

7. Bezaleel Bridge, b. June 10, 1862; m. Nov. 15, 1896, 
Josephine, dau. of Henry and Caroline (Webber) 
Knoll, of North Vernon, Ind., b. Feb. 20, 1866 in North 
Vernon. Res. Richmond, Va., 202 West Broad Street. 
Children: 

1. Zelia Glendoris^o Van Osten, b. Jan. 6, 1898, 
in North Vernon, Ind.; m. Sept. 9, 1920, Charles 
Baldwin, son of Amos Augustus and Minnie 
(Morgan) Asher of Withville, Va., b. Dec. 10, 
1897 in Withville. Res. Richmond, Va., 202 West 
Broad Street. 

2. Marilla Bernidean, b. Feb. 28, 1901, Crooksville, 
Ohio. 

3. Caroline Amelia, b. Nov. 26, 1902 in Staunton, 
Va. 

4. Isabel Almira, b. Nov. 19, 1907; d. Nov. 19, 1907, 
Greenville, Miss. 

5. Charles Edward Diehl, b. June 1, 1909 in 
Johnson City, Tenn. 

8. William Walbridge, b. Mar. 17, 1864; m. Mar. 13, 
1892, Laura A. Arnott, b. June 5, 1872 in Adelphi, 
Ind. Res. Los Angeles, Cal., 2619 Benedict Street. 
Children born in Marion: 

1. Walter R.'" Van Osten, b. Dec. 17, 1892; m. 
May 30, 1920, Frances Simington, b. Mar. 20, 
1893 in Oklahoma. Res. Taft, Cal., Box 2304. 

2. Lewis A., b. Sept. 24, 1894; m. Sept. 12, 1916, 
Edna R. Tharp, b. Jan. 18, 1896 in Los Angeles, 
Cal. Res. Los Angeles, Cal., 627 McBride Avenue. 
Children born in Los Angeles: 

1. Joyce" Van Osten, b. May 30, 1919. 

2. Viola Florence, b. Mar. 21, 1922. 

3. James W., b. Jan. 25, 1909. Res. Los Angeles. 

9. Joseph Warner, b. Aug. 13, 1867; m. June 13, 1890, 
Adah, dau. of Charles H. and Oriel (McClure) Burns, 
of Ottawa, Ohio, b. Mar. 17, 1873 in Ottawa. Res. 
Marion, 168 West Center Street. 

Child born in Marion: 

Darrell Burns'o Van Osten, b. Sept. 6, 1892; 

m. Mar. 30, 1920, Emma C, dau. of Spencer and 

Ellen (Mohlen) Shonstead, b. Apr. 25, 1886 in 

St. Paul, Minn. Res. Washington, D. C, 416 

Columbia Road. 

X. Elizabeth R.^, b. Aug. 28, 1836 in Union County, Ohio; d. 

Mar. 4, 1902 in Paulding County; m. May 27, 1850, Samuel 

CoTTRELL, b. June 6, 1820 in Union County, d. Apr. 2, 1902, 

aged 82 years. 

They moved from Union County to Paulding County, Ohio, 
in 1854, taking all their goods in an old "prairie schooner." 



350 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

At that time this country was called the "Black Swamps." 
Thev hewed for themselves a home out of the dense forest, 
and lived first on a forty-acre farm. They became large land- 
owners and left small farms to each of their children, and, 
while they endured the hardships of a pioneer life, did not 
forget their spiritual welfare, and when that part of the country 
gained a few people, they deeded enough land to build a good- 
sized church and were largely responsible for its erection, 
and in it both their funerals were held. There were three 
things uppermost in their minds — their God, their famUy, 
and their farm. On this farm they lived for fifty years. They 
reared here eight children, four sons and four daughters, all 
of whom became prosperous farmers or farmers' wives. 

Children, first born in Union County, remainder in Paulding 
County : 
1. Heber Neal^ Cottrell, b. Nov. 20, 1852; d. Mar. 16, 
1915, in Paulding County; m. Mar. 21, 1877, jMartha 
Angeline, dau. of Noah A. and Julia A. (Lybarger) 
Ely, b. Jan. 9, 1858 in Paulding County. Res. ^Yidow, 
HicksvUle, Ohio, R. F. D. No. 3, Box 35. 
Children born in Paulding County: 

1. Noah Samtjeli" Cottrell, b. Feb. 21, 1878; m. 
Dec. 24, 1914, Lela M., dau. of George Rodgers 
and Carolina (Schiffer) Scott, b. Jan. 16, 1891 
in Hicksville. Res. Hicksville, R. F. D. 
Children born in Hicksville: 

1. BoxETTA RosE^i CoTTRELL, b. June 2, 1918. 

2. Darlin Giles, b. Sept. 16, 1920. 

2. Warner Garfield, b. May 28, 1881; m. May 19, 
1914, Sadie, dau. of Henry B. and Clara (Troxell) 
Hatch of Hart, Mich., b. May, 1878 m Three 
Rivers, Mich. Res. Hicksville, R. F. D. 

3. Delta Pearl, b. July 14, 1884; m. June 6, 1909, 
Jennie, dau. of Simon Peter and Sarah Jane 
(Brown) Ritchie of Fort Wayne, Ind., b. Oct. 
10, 1885, in Harlin, Ind. Res. Hicksville, R. F. D. 

4. Virgil Harrison, b. Sept. 29, 1888; m. Dec. 17, 
1914, Frances, dau. of Henry W. and Mary H. 
(Kimball) Gibhart of Hart, Mich., b. Aug. 22, 
1889, in Three Rivers, Mich. Res. Hicksville, 
R. F. D. 

Children born in HicksvUle: 

1. Gertrude JNIay" Cottrell, b. Dec. 12, 1917. 

2. Helen LomsE, b. Jan. 16, 1920. 

3. Virgil Harrison, Jr., b. Feb. 13, 1922, in 
Hart, Mich. 

5. Ida Florence, b. Oct. 11. 1891. Res. Hicksville, 
R. F. D., Box 35. 

6. Iva Luree, b. Nov. 10, 1894; m. Oct. 11, 1921, 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 351 

Homer, son of Frank and Elnora (Smith) 
Wentworth of Paulding County, b. Dec. 4, 1893 
in Paulding CountJ^ Res. Hicksville, R. F. D. 
Child born in Hicksville: 

DoRTHA Janeii Wentworth, b. Dec. 8, 1922. 
7. Orla Norman, b. Aug. 20, 1897. Res. Hicksville, 
R. F. D. No. 3, Box 35. 
2. Jane E., b. May 26, 1854; d Sept. 13, 1918 in Medina 
County, Ohio; m. Henry, son of Samuel and Mary Ann 
(Bailey) Harris, b. Aug. 5, 1845 in Knox County, Ohio. 
Res. Husband, Brunswick, Ohio. 
Children born in Paulding County: 

1. Lillian E.i° Harris, b. Sept. 12, 1872; m. June 
14, 1893, Melville L., son of Gilbert and Ester 
(Curren) Barnes of Homer, Ohio, b. Jan. 12, 1866 
in Paulding County. Res. Gladwin, Mich., R. F. D. 
No. 4. 

Children first two born in Monon, Ind., last one 
Monticello, Ind. : 

1. Ester Larel" Barnes, b. Dec. 1, 1894; 
m. June 30, 1921, Harley G., son of Thomas 
and Harriett (Marker) Head of Ligonier, 
Ind., b. May 2, 1883 in Ligonier. Res. Detroit, 
Mich., 1285 Lenox Avenue. 

Child born in Detroit: 

Harriett Elizabetri^ Head, b. May 24, 
1922. 

2. Lyle Harris, b. Dec. 30, 1896. Enlisted 
June, 1918, Naval Reserves, served in Great 
Lakes. Date of release, Dec 21, 1921. 
Discharged June, 1922, Res. Crown Point, Ind. 

3. Lloyd Wendell, b. Jan. 26, 1903. Res. 
Gladwin, Mich.. R. F. D. No. 4. 

2. Samuel Lloyd, b. Jan. 11, 1875; m. (I) Dec. 24, 
1903, Maude, dau. of B. F. and Mary (Gouser) 
Miller of Williams County, Ohio, b. May 12, 
1884 in Williams County; d. June 20, 1912 in 
Albin, Ind.; (II), July 8, 1919, Margrettia, 
dau. of John and Rebecca (Spencer) Fett of Pauld- 
ing County, b. Sept. 17, 1897, in Antwerp. Res. 
Brunswick, Ohio. 

Children : 

1. Eloise" Harris (by first wife), b. June 13, 
1906 in Antwerp, Ohio. 

2. Caroll (by second wife), b. in Brunswick, 
Apr. 16, 1920. Twin . 

3. Caroline, b. in Brunswick, Apr. 16, 1920. 
Twin. 

3. Lewis Cottrell, b. Dec. 16, 1876; m. (I) Dec. 



352 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

25, 1901, Edna L., dau. of Joseph S. and Marie 
(Stoudt) Price of White County, Ind., b. Oct. 
18, 1881 in Carroll County, Ind., d. Oct. 14, 1914 
in Monticello, Ind.; (II), Oct. 19, 1916, Caroline, 
dau. of Stephen and Emiline (Kreening) Nagel 
of White County, Indiana, b. Nov. 20, 1876 in 
White County. No children by second marriage. 
Res. Monticello, Ind. 
Children born in Monticello : 

1. LouisEii Harris, b. June 19, 1904. 

2. LuciLE, b. Sept. 26, 1906. 

3. Eleanor, b. June 26, 1912. 

4. Guy Livingston, b. Dec. 11, 1878; d. Sept. 14, 
1879. 

5. Bertha Lenora, b. Apr. 4, 1881; m. June 25, 1918, 
Guy Chester Converse, b. in Hillsdale, Mich. 
Res. Osaka, Japan, care Young Men's Christian 
Association. No children. 

3. Almira Bridge, b. June 3, 1857; m. (I) Oct. 16, 1880, 
Adam, son of John and Mary (Donat) Hook of Paulding 
County, b. Mar. 5, 1857 in Paulding County, d. May 23, 
1894 in Hart, Mich.; (II), Mar. 11, 1895, Edgar M., 
son of Rueben and Cordellia (Rust) Hyde, of EUicott- 
ville. New York, b. Mar. 27, 1850 in EUicottville, d. 
Mar. 31, 1918 in Hart. Resided in Hart, Mich., R. F. D. 
No. 1. 
Children born in Hart, Mich. : 

1. Noble J.'" Hook, b. Aug. 27, 1881; m. Dec. 6, 
1905, Florence Maude, dau. of John Wright 
and Ann (Hoover) Montgomery, b. Nov. 30, 1884 
in Lexington, Ohio. Res. Kent City, Mich. 
Children : 

1. Violet Thae" Hook, b. Nov. 16, 1906 in 
Hart, Mich. 

2. Mildred Elane, b. Aug. 24, 1910, in Kent 
City, Mich. 

2. GvY Edgar, b. Jan. 26, 1891; m. Sept. 26, 1912, 
Rhea, dau. of Hudson and Sarah (Smith) Williams, 
of Oil City, Penn., b. Oct. 31, 1891 in Oil City. 
Res. Hart, Mich, R. F. D. 

Children born in Hart: 

1. Donna Maxine" Hook, b. June 25, 1913. 

2. Noble John, b. Nov. 2, 1916. 

3. Sara Elouise, b. Jan. 8, 1922. 

4. Orville, b. Mar. 3, 1859; d. Feb. 4, 1919 in Defiance 
County, Ohio; m. Oct. 14, 1880, Flora Ella, dau. 
of Noah and Julia Ann (Lybarger) Ely of Paulding 
County, b. July 15, 1860 in Paulding County. Res. 
Widow, HicksvUle, R. F. D. No. 5. 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 353 

Children born in Paulding County: 

1. Madie" Cottrell, b. Oct. 10, 1881; d. July 5, 
1889. 

2. Samuel Roy, b. Dec. 17, 1883; m. Apr. 22, 1906, 
Elma LTrania, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Quegg) 
Ronk of Crawford County, Ohio, b. Mar. 1, 1885 
in Crawford County. Res. Hicksville, R. F. D. 
No. 5. 

Children born in Defiance County, Ohio: 

1. Thomas \oil}^ Cottrell, b. June 8, 1909. 

2. Norman Roy, b. Dec. 22, 1916. 

3. Clyde, b. Sept. 12, 1885; m. May 9, 1906, Olga 
Pearl, dau. of George and Matilda (Hoffmaster) 
Tracht of Defiance County, b. Dec. 1, 1883 in 
Defiance County. Res. Battle Creek, Mich., 
R. F. D. No. 4. 

Children born in Defiance County: 

1. Welden Orville'i Cottrell, b. Sept. 8, 
1907; d. Mar. 20, 1919. 

2. Zeltha Pearle, b. Mar. 6, 1909. 

4. Vertie May, b. Aug. 9, 1887; m. Dec. 25, 1906, 
Earl Floyd, son of Jasper and Martha (Dawson) 
Evans, of Payne, Ohio, b. Jan. 27, 1884 in Payne. 
Res. Hicksville, R. F. D. No. 5. 

Children born in Defiance County: 

1. Nina" Evans, b. Dec. 14, 1907. 

2. Raymond, b. Jan. 3, 1909; d. Feb. 10, 1910. 

3. Clyde, b. Sept. 19, 1910. 

4. Elenor, b. Sept. 10, 1913. 

5. Paul, b. June 3, 1915. 

6. Marjory, b. Oct. 23, 1919. 

5. Iden Cole, b. Jan. 11, 1890. Enlisted June 
21, 1918. Sailed for France, Sept. 2, 1918 
with Company B, 138th Regiment, 84th Division; 
transferred Company B, 140th Infantry, 34th 
Division. Gassed Oct. 29, 1918, Field Hospital 
No. 36, Base Hospital 84 and 108. Returned 
U. S. A. April, 1919. Discharged May 7, 1919 at 
Battle Creek, Mich. Rank, private. Res. Hicks- 
ville, R. F. D. No. 5. 

6. Bezaleel Verl, b. Jan. 17, 1892; m. Feb. 23, 
1916, GoLDA A., dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Norrick) Stevenson of Paulding County, b. 
Oct. 20, 1892 in Paulding County. Res. Battle 
Creek, Mich., 97 Granville Street. 

Child born in Hicksville: 

Hanson Samuel" Cottrell, b. Aug. 12, 1917. 

7. Warner Richard, b. Nov. 28, 1894; m. Dec. 24, 
1916, Ada Agness, dau. of Tillis and Agness 



35i JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

(Haskskon) Young, of Danville, 111., b. July 21, 
1897 in Danville. Res. Antwerp, Ohio. 
Child born in Antwerp: 

Harold Luttillus^i Cottrell, b. July 15, 
1919. 
5. Warner Warren, b. Feb. 28, 1861; m. Aug. 3, 1882, 
Anna Augusta, dau. of Daniel and Mary Ann (Eaton) 
Wentworth of Paulding County, b. Dec. 13, 1862 
in Paulding County. Farmer and large landowner. 
He retired from farm in 1915 and is now living a retired 
life in Hicksville, committing his many acres to his 
children who run the farm and are very prosperous. 
They take quite an interest in the Masonic fraternity. 
Res. Hicksville. 
Children born in Paulding County: 

1. Ira WentworthI" Cottrell, b. Dec. 5, 1883; 
m. Apr. 21, 1915, Irene, dau. of WUliams and 
Opal (Rodgers) Wallace of Paulding County, 
b. May 25, 1893 in Paulding County. Res. Fort 
Wayne, Ind., 112^ West Main Street. No children. 

2. Lee Alvin, b. July 27, 1885. Forest ranger 
in Yellowstone National Park. Res. Moran, Wyo. 

3. Earl Roscoe, b. Dec. 21, 1887. Enlisted 
in AVorld's War. Left Camp Sherman June 4, 
1918; arrived Liverpool, June 28, 1918; arrrived 
Cherbourg, France, July 1, 1918. Appointed 
Corporal, Company G, 308th Ammunition Train, 
158th Field Artillery. Bordeaux, July 26, 1918. 
Bradant, Argonne, Sept. 26, 1918. Fronts, Verdun, 
Argonne in battle from Sept. 26, 1918 to Jan. 19, 
1919. Sailed for New York, U.S.S. Orizaba, Apr. 18. 
Camp Sherman, Ohio, May 7, 1919. Discharged 
May 14, 1919. Res. Grafton, 111. 

4. Bessie, b. Jan. 26, 1891. Graduate Lutheran 
Hospital Training School, 1918. Enlisted Red 
Cross; ordered to Camp Gordon for five months 
during the influenza epidemic. Ordered to France 
with A. M. C. No. 72; arrived Bordeaux, Dec. 
13, 1918; served in Bordeaux, Pau, Montfut and 
Miese. Returned June 20, 1919. Res. Fort Wayne, 
Ind., Superior in Methodist Hospital. 

5. DoNEL Glen, b. Apr. 20, 1893; d. Nov. 7, 1918; 
m. Feb. 5, 1913, Clara, dau. of Elihu and Amelia 
(Biscoff) Booth, of Defiance County, b. Oct. 22, 
1896 in Defiance County. Enlisted in World's 
War, July 22, 1918, Company I, 28th Infantry, 
1st Division. Killed in action at the Argonne 
when his division was striking the enemy to relieve 
the Rainbow Division. Body arrived home in 



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Hicksville Mar. 29, 1921. Laid to rest in the 
Forest Home Cemetery with full military honors. 
Res. Widow, Hicksville. 
Child born in Paulding County: 

Doris Marieii Cottrell, b. Nov. 9, 1918. 

6. Edwin Dean, b. Feb. 24, 1896; m. Sept. 7, 1919, 
Florence M., dau. of Albert and Cloa (Rodgers) 
Kemerer, of Paulding County, b. Mar. 20, 1900, 
in Paulding County. Enlisted in World's War 
May 28, 1918, private 84th Division, 326th Field 
Artillery; sailed for France, Aug. 9, 1918, served 
at De Souge, Bordeaux and Begonne. Military 
police at Begonne. Discharged June 27, 1919. 
Res. Hicksville. 

Children born in Paulding County: 

1. Ivan Kenneth" Cottrell, b. July 25, 1920. 

2. Katherine Jewett, b. Sept. 10, 1921. 

7. Lloyd Dalles, b. Feb. 1, 1899; m. Nov. 12, 1921, 
Madeline, dau. of Albert C. and Harriett A. 
(Smith) Derek of Paulding County, b. Mar. 28, 
1902 in Paulding County. Res. Antwerp. 

Child born in Antwerp: 
1. William Morris" Cottrell, b. Mar. 28, 
1923. 

8. Edith, b. May 19, 1901. Res. Hicksville. 

9. Dor, b. Apr. 25, 1905; d. Feb. 27, 1912. \ ^^j^^ 
10. Dortha, b. Apr. 25, 1905. J 

6. Arthur, b. Sept. 12, 1864; d. July 17, 1908; m. 1886, 
Jennie Myers, b. Jan. 23, 1868 in Paulding County, 
d. Oct. 25, 1900 in Big Rapids, Mich. 
Children born in Paulding County: 

1. Marion E.i" Cottrell, b. Apr. 26, 1892. En- 
listed in World's War. Res. South Bend, Ind., 
703 Lincoln Way, East. 

2. Hazel, b. June 16, 1894; m. (I), Feb. 11, 1914, 
EvELiN H., son of William and Dolly Robinett 
Searfoss, of South Bend, Ind., b. Jan. 20, 1895 
in Edon, Ohio; (II), Nov. 12, 1922, Earl A., 
son of Ora and Emma (Apple) Clark of South 
Bend, b. May 21, 1893, in Clare County, Mich. 
Res. South Bend, 703 Lincoln Way, East. 
Children, first born in Winamac, Ind.; remainder 
in South Bend: 

1. Gerald" Searfoss, b. Apr. 19, 1915. 

2. Leon, b. Feb. 23, 1917. 

3. Fern Marie, b. May 28, 1918. 

4. Dolly May, b. Oct. 8, 1920. 

5. EuLAH Irene, b. Nov. 9, 1921. 

3. Ione, b. July 23, 1897; m. Feb. 25, 1915, Alfred, 



356 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

son of Charles and Laura Dell (Murphy) Fritz 
of ^Yinamae, Ind., b. Jan. 30, 1885 in Winamac. 
Res. Winamac, 531 South Market Street. 
Children : 

1. Dale" Cottrell Fritz, b. June 16, 1916, 
Pulaski County, Ind. 

2. DoRTHY Elizabeth, b. Nov. 2, 1921, Stark 
County, Ind. 

4. Lela Fern, b. Apr. 17, 1900. "Was adopted in 
October, 1900, by Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Slawson, 
of Mecosta County, Mich., and was given the 
name of Elizabeth Slawson. Res. Big Rapids, Mich., 
423 Marion Avenue. 

7. Alzada Artexse, b. May 9, 1866; m. May 22, 1887, 
Edward H., son of Anthony and Fredecia (Hoffmaster) 
Dierstein of Marysville, Ind., b. Mar. 18, 1865 in Marys- 
ville. Res. Wickliffe, Ohio, Stop 141, Lake Shore 
Boulevard. 

Children: 

1. Claren Arthur'" Dierstein, b. Oct. 7, 1889 
in Hicksville. Enlisted in World's War. Res. 
Wickliffe, Stop 141, Lake Shore Boulevard. 

2. Harold Blaine, b. Aug. 30, 1890 in Leviston, Ky. 
Enlisted in World's War. Res. WickliflFe, Stop 141, 
Lake Shore Boulevard. 

3. Mona Genevieve, b. June 16, 1896 in Galesburg, 
111.; m. Jan. 3, 1917, Jesse Avery son of Jesse 
and Mary (Ely) Champion of Paiilding Coimty, 
b. Nov. 4, 1889, in Paulding County. Res. Oberlin, 
Ohio, 133 North Main Street 

Child born in Oberlin: 
1. Robert J." Champion, b. Oct. 13, 1917. 

4. Robert M., b. July 10, 1906 in Hicksville. 

8. Emma. b. Oct. 22, 1869; m. Mar. 8, 1890, Armenius, 
son of Peter and Amanda (Chum) Beerbower of Paulding 
County, b. Aug. 10, 1863 in Paulding County. Res. 
Hicks vUle, 815 East High Street. 

Children: 

1. Mabel Elizabeth^" Beerbower, b. in Antwerp, 
Dec. 24, 1891; m. Apr. 8, 1914, GRAN\aLLE G., 
son of Levie and Margret (Hanks) Oberlin, of 
Butler, Ind., b. Mar. 18, 1891 in Butler. Res. 
Hicksville, R. F. D. No. 6. 

Children born in Hicksville: 

1. Keith Burton" Oberlin, b. June 20, 1916. 

2. Clyde Wendel, b. Oct. 27, 1918. 

2. Nora Eve, b. Feb. 15, 1894 in Galesburg, 111.; 
d. in Hicksville, Mar. 27, 1907. 

3. Elenor Dee, b. Mar. 27, 1896 in Galesburg, 111.; 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 357 

m. Nov. 29, 1919, Clyde L. son of Henry and 
Joanna (Hootman) Lindsey of Hicksville, b. July 
11, 1897 in Hicksville. Res. HicksvUle, R. F. D. 
No. 6. 

Child born in Hicksville: 
1. EsTA Louise" Lindsey, b. Mar. 29, 1920. 
4. Julius, b. June 11, 1900. Unm. Res. Hicksville, 
815 East High Street. 

183. WILLIAM^ BRIDGE (174. Bezaleel\ Samuel', Samuel\ 
Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born Sept. 4, 1796; died Feb. 8, 1880, 
in Harrison County, Missouri, aged 84- years; married Mar. 18, 
1824, Mary Phillips, of Athens County, Ohio, where she was 
born; died June 18, 1877. He came to Ohio with his father in 
1814; settled in Ames Township, and in 1840 emigrated to 
Harrison County, Missouri, where he built a cabin and began 
life in the new country as a farmer. There he lived all his life, 
raising a large family, all of whom became prosperous farmers. 

Children born in Athens County: 

i. Ezra* Bridge, was a soldier in the Mexican War. 
ii. Benjamin. 

iii. Mary Ann Bridge; m. Mr. M. A. G. Hall. 
iv. Emily S.; m. (I), William R. Wright; (II), W. G. Haig. 

No further record found of the first four children. 
v. Polly S., b. Apr. 12, 1834; d. Sept. 30, 1899 in Harrison 
County, Mo.; m. Oct. 28, 1852, John S., son of Elisha Cone 
and Elizabeth (McCune) Wright, b. Aug. 2, 1828 in Athens 
County, Ohio. 

They emigrated from Ohio to Missouri in 1855, and, with 
other members of the famUy, each took up government land, 
built their homes with timbers they cut down in the forest, 
raised a large family, all of whom became prosperous farmers 
in that section. 

The husband still lives in the old home which has been 
remodeled a number of times, and he is still hale and hearty 
at the age of 95 years, and can still write a splendid letter 
without the aid of eye glasses. Res. Mt. Moriah, Mo. 

Children, first born in Union County, Ohio; remainder 
Harrison County, Missouri: 
1. Elisha William' Wright, b. Feb. 14, 1855; m. Apr. 
11, 1878, Charlotte Ann, dau. of George C. and Mary 
Hanley (Thompson) Shipley, of Harrison County, b. 
Dec. 28, 1860 in Harrison County. Res. Garden 
City, Mo. 
Children born in Harrison County: 

1. IvA Eriei« Wright, b. July 4, 1879; d. Apr. 2, 1880. 

2. Mary Ellen, b. July 31, 1883; m. Dec. 20, 1905, 
Bert M., son of John L. and Victoria A. (Dale) 



858 JOHN BRIDGE FAIVULY IN AMERICA 

Foster, b. Dec. 22, 1880, in Harrison County. 
Res. Garden City, R. F. D. 

Children born in Harrison County; youngest born 
in Cass County, Missouri: 

1. Raymond" Foster, b. Feb. 16, 1907. 

2. Charlotte Victoria, b. Aug. 3, 1909. 

3. Ralph Victor, b. Aug. 6, 1911. 

4. Carol Alice, b. Jan. 16, 1914. 

5. Alberta Ina, b. Mar. 31, 1917. 

3. Edna Ruth, b. Jan. 24, 1885; m. Nov. 26, 1914, 
James Porter, son of James J. and Elizabeth E. 
(Glespie) Ross of Gentry County, Missouri, b. 
Nov. 14, 1883 in Gentry County. Res. Fullerton, 
Neb. 

Child born in Harrison County: 

Clarice Lorie" Ross, b. May 25, 1916. 

4. Flora Alma, b. Sept. 24, 1887. Educated in 
the public schools, Mt. Moriah, Mo., Marysville 
(Missouri) State Teachers' College, and Kirksville 
(Missouri) State Teachers' College. Now principal 
in high school, Wessington, S. Dak. 

5. Polly Sibyl, b. Apr. 24, 1891. Educated in 
public schools, Ridgeway, Mo., Warrensburg 
(Missouri) State Teachers' College, and the 
Chillicothe (Missouri) Business College. Now 
teacher in public schools at Garden City, Mo. 

2. Mary E., h. Nov. 16, 1856; d. Sept. 4, 1857, in Harrison 
County. 

3. Emily R., b. July 19, 1858; m. Apr. 20, 1876, Arthur 
David, son of George C. and Mary (Thompson) Shipley, 
b. Dec. 19, 1853, Lazelle County, 111., d. July 20, 1910 
in Harrison County. Res. "Widow. Norwood, Ohio, 
4915 Pine Street. 

Children born in Harrison County: 

1. Edith'" Shipley, b. Mar. 6, 1877. Graduate 
Bethany (Missouri) High School and the Missouri 
State University. Now teacher in public schools, 
Norwood, Ohio. Res. Norwood, 4915 Pine Street. 

2. Carl, b. Dec. 12, 1878; m. Aug. 12, 1909, Mary, 
dau. of James H. and Annie (McCrell) Fillmore, of 
Cincinnati, Ohio, b. Aug. 14, 1884, in Cincinnati. 

Graduated Bethany (Missouri) High School, 
Missouri State University, and the Cincinnati 
(Ohio) University. Now professor of engineering 
in the University of Minnesota. Res. Minneapolis, 
Minn., East 1517 River Road. 
Children born in Minneapolis: 

1. Annie Emily" Shipley, b. Apr. 27, 1912. 

2. Mary Filmore, b. July 23, 1916. 



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4. John W., b. Nov. 13, 1859; d. Sept. 14, 1860. 

5. George L., b. Mar. 26, 1861; m. June 3, 1883, Jennie 
H., dau. of Charles William and Martha Jane 
(Melton) Stoner of Harrison County, b. Oct. 12, 
1863; d. September, 1899, in Ridgeway, Mo. Res. 
Ridgeway. 

Children born in Ridgeway: 

1. Theodoreio Wright, b. Mar. 13, 1884; m. Mar. 7, 
1907, Edith, dau. of Joseph H. and Eliza (Norwood) 
Emory of Harrison County, b, Apr. 24, 1881, in 
Harrison County. Res. Ridgeway. 

Children : 

1. Paul" Wright, b. May 5, 1909. 

2. Reid, b. Oct. 3, 1913. 

2. Essie J., b. Aug. 27, 1887; d. Feb. 11, 1902. 

3. Zelma B., b. Aug. 12, 1894; m. Oct. 28, 1910, 
Willis Edgar, son of James Alonzo and Sedotha 
(Melton) Larrason of Mercer County, Missouri, 
b. Aug. 21, 1892 in Mercer County. Res. Inkster, 
N. Dak. 

Children born in Harrison County: 

1. EvAH Andry" Larrason, b. May 29, 1911. 

2. Mildred Valine, b. Sept. 4, 1912. 

3. Garvin Leonard, b. Sept. 25, 1914. 

4. Maxine Ceweyl, b. Apr. 19, 1916. 

4. Arthur M., b. Mar. 26, 1896; m. Mar. 3, 1917, 
Elsie May, dau. of John Franklin and Ida Belle 
(Wooderson) Downey, of Harrison County, b. 
July 25, 1898 in Mt. Moriah, Mo. Res. Blythe- 
ville. Mo. 

Children : 

1. Russell Raymond" Wright, b. June 14, 
1918, Mt. Moriah. 

2. Harold Lee, b. July 8, 1922 in Blytheville. 

5. William Dean, b. Apr. 25, 1898; m. Oct. 30, 
1915, NoEA May, dau. of Fred and Maminie 
(Walgren) Kenley, of Skidmore, Mo., b. Apr. 19, 
1898 in Wyoming. Res. Skidmore, Mo. 
Children born in Harrison County: 

1. Kenneth De Veryl" Wright, b. Oct. 28, 
1916. 

2. George Lewis, b. July 20, 1918. 

3. Geraldine Rea, b. Mar. 11, 1920. 

4. Myrloin Kenley, b. Apr. 9, 1922. 

6. Florence F., b. Apr. 4, 1899; m. Jan. 6, 1917, 
Robert Milton, son of Charles D. and Martha 
(Crab) Bennett, of Ridgeway, b. Sept. 3, 1896 
in Ridgeway. Res. Ridgeway. 



360 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AIVIERICA 

Children born in Ridgeway. 

1, Everett C." Bennett, b. July 22, 1918. 

2. Clyde D., b. Dec. 21, 1919. 

7. Evelyn E., b. Jan. 7, 1900; m. Mar. 8, 1916, 
Glen, son of John Allen and Emma Rossetta 
(Dill) Prater of Mercer County. Res. Skidmore, 
Mo., R. F. D. No. 5. 

Children: 

1. ILuiL.'iND Rexii Prater, b. Sept. 2, 1918, 
in Fairfax, Mo. 

2. AviL Lucille, b. Oct. 30, 1920 in Ridgeway, 
Mo. 

3. George Allen, b. Feb. 15, 1923 in Skidmore. 

8. Letha R., b. Feb. 10, 1903; d. Feb. 23, 1904. 

9. Hanna G., b. Nov. 6, 1904. Res. Fairfax. 

10. Ada C, b. Oct. 20, 1905; d. July 4, 1914. 

11. GARL.A.ND W., b. Aug. 12, 1910. Res. Ridgeway. 

6. Pheba a., b. Sept. 14, 1862; d. Jan. 10, 1863. 

7. Loyal Sherman, b. May 1, 1864; m. Oct. 28, 1882, 
GiNEY Robinson, b. May 12, 1863, in Harrison County. 
Res. Hemmingford, Neb. 

Children, first two born in Harrison Coimty; remainder 
in Box Butte, Neb. : 

1. RuEY Adalineio Wright, b. Aug. 11, 1883; m. 
April 30, 1913, August Earnest, son of John and 
Anna (Lepard) Kohrman of Alliance, Neb., b. 
May 12, 1888, in Box Butte County, Nebraska. 
Res. Alliance. 

Child born in Alliance: 

Arnold" Kohr\L4.n, b. Nov. 8, 1915. 

2. Daisy Dell, b. Sept. 30, 1884; m. Mar. 4, 1905, 
Brofay, son of John and Anna (Lepard) Kohrman, 
of Alliance, b. October, 1884, in Iowa. Res. 
Hemmingford. 

Child born in Hemmingford: 

Hazel Myra" Kohrman, b. Oct. 22, 1912, 

3. Orville Chester, b. Nov. 7, 1886; m. Sept. 14, 
1910, Mary Ethel, dau. of William H. and Annie 
E. (Graham) Kiester, of Box Butte. Res. Lost 
Springs, Wyo. 

Children, first three born in Box Butte; remainder 
in Niobrara County, Wyoming: 

1. IVIargret IVL-VYii Wright, b. Sept. 5, 1911. 

2. M\RY OLn^E, b. Feb. 10, 1913. 

3. Orville William, b. Dec. 31, 1914. 

4. Sherman Harry, b. May 15, 1920. 

5. Kenneth Eugene, b. Oct. 24, 1922. 

4. Lee S., b. Mar. 15, 1895; m. Nov. 25, 1914, 
Florence Geneva, dau. of George W. and Maude 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 361 

M. (Griffith) Hebbert of Davis County, Nebraska, 

b. Sept. 11, 1896, in Davis County. Res. Lost 

Springs. 

Children born in Lost Springs : 

1. Geneva Lea" Wright, b. Nov. 1, 1915. 

2. Lillian Martha, b. Feb. 9, 1917; d. Mar. 
10, 1917. 

3. Jeanetta Charlotte, b. Apr. 23, 1919. 

4. George Sherman, b. Dec. 26, 1921. 

5. Ilieen Doris, b. Nov. 12, 1922. 

5. Etta May, b. Nov. 2, 1893; m. Sept. 8, 1915, 
Alvin Adair, b. Oct. 11, 1915 in Montague, 
Texas. Res. Alliance. 
Children: 

1. Ruth Iva'^ Adair, b, Dec. 7, 1916, in Douglass, 
Wyo. 

2. Fay Alfred, b. Jan. 29, 1918, in Hemming- 
ford, Neb. 

3. Carl Roy, b. Dec. 10, 1919, in Laurel, Mont. 

8. Laura E., b. June 4, 1874; d. June 16, 1922 in Rapelje, 
Mont.; m. Oct. 22, 1893, Thomas Benton, son of James 
and Martha Matilda (Hayworth) Merrifield, b. Aug. 
18, 1871 in Harrison County. Res. Husband, Rapelje. 
Children born in Harrison County: 

1. Austin Adolfi" Merrifield, b. Dec. 10, 1894, 
m. Elnora Leister, dau. of Frank and Bertha 
(Shumard) Israel. Res. Fishtail, Mont. 

Child born in Broadview, Mont.: 

Roberta Lee" Merrifield, b, June 13, 1919. 

2. Keith, b. Apr. 22, 1898; d. May 3, 1898. 

3. Lynn Earl, b. Aug. 5, 1899. 

4. Roy Carl, b. Dec. 12, 1901. 

5. Fay, b. Apr. 15, 1906 in Woodward County, 
Oklahoma. 

6. Benton Wright, b. Aug. 18, 1910. 

7. Bernard Vere, b. June 6, 1914. 

9. Harvey M., b. Dec. 7, 1875; m. Aug. 12, 1897, Rhoda, 
dau. of William H. and Elizabeth C. (Stoner) Melton, 
of Harrison County, b. Oct. 21, 1881 in Harrison County. 
Res. Wolf Point, Mont. 

Children born in Lincoln, Okla. 
1. Doris Carrol^ Wright, b. June 18, 1898; m. 
Jan. 17, 1917, Edward, son of Harvey and Sarah 
(Sayers) Heffner, of Clarion County, Pennsylvania, 
b. Mar. 9, 1894 in Clarion County. Res. Sapulpa, 
Okla., Box 783. 
Children: 
1. Wayne" Heffner, b. May 2, 1918, in Osage 
County, Oklahoma. 



362 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

■2. Donald Edward, b. Apr. 26, 1922 in Tulsa 
County, Oklahoma. 

2. Esther, b. Apr. 15, 1902. 

3. Opal, b. Oct. 2, 1903. 

4. ViXNiE, b. Aug. 12, 1906. 

5. Theodore, b. Apr. 1, 1908. 

6. W.uiREN, b. Nov. 25, 1912. 

Res. Wolf Point, Mont. 

195. vi. WiLLLA^i S., b. Aug. 4, 1836. 

196. vii. JoxATHAxX B., b. Dec. 31, 1839. \ . 

197. viii. Eli, b. Dec. 31, 1839. / J^^^^^. 

184. DAVID GIBBS^ BRIDGE (174. Bezaleel\ Samue?, 
Samuel\ Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born July, 1802; died Feb. 
27, 1876, in Athens County, Ohio, aged 7Jf. years; married (I), Jan. 
6, 1825, Phebe Lyons, of Athens County; (II), Oct. 16, 1848, 
Ann Love, born in Athens County, Ohio. He moved with his 
father and family to Ohio in 1814 and settled on a farm in Ames 
Township, Athens County. 

Children born in Athens County: 

i. CluUiissa* Bridge, b. Aug. 11, 1827. No further record, 
ii. Eli, b. Nov. 18, 1829; d. Nov. 28, 1858; m. July 4, 1879, 

ALutY A. MiSNER. 

iii. Phebe Melissa, b. June 30, 1831; d. Aug. 15, 1909, in 
Tecumseh, Neb., aged 78 years; m. Oct. 20, 1850, Jajvies, son 
of Edmund and Mary (Howarth) Howorth, b. May 19, 1817, 
in Bacup, England, d. Dec. 4, 1903, in Tecumseh, aged 86 years. 

.\fter their marriage in Nelsonville, Ohio, they moved to a 
farm near that city and, in 1853, migrated west, going overland 
with oxen and wagons, settling first near Woodbine, Iowa, and 
in 1856 continued west to Nebraska, pre-empting a claim in 
the Lost Branch neighborhood. Here they built their log 
cabin, and for a few years endured the hardships of a pioneer 
life. The Indians were plentiful and many a time one would 
come to the cabin, and, with fear and trembling, INIrs. Howorth 
would almost empty the larder to satisfy his wants. It was 
not an uncommon thing for Mrs. Howorth to kill and dress 
a deer. 

In 1863, Mr. Howorth was elected Treasurer of Johnson 
County, Nebraska, and moved to the city, where he remained 
during his several terms as Treasurer. Moving back to the 
farm, he remained there the balance of his life. Nearly all 
his family were prosperous farmers or merchants. 

Children, first born in Woodbine, Iowa; remainder in 

Tecumseh : 
1. Mary A.' Howorth, b. May 5, 1856; d. June 30, 1895 
in Tecumseh; m. Apr. 13, 1882, Walker James, son 
of James Walker and Eliza (Horn) Webb, of Johnson 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 363 

County, Nebraska, b. Aug. 16, 1858 in Waukesha, Wis. 
Res. Husband, Tecumseh. 
Children born in Tecumseh: 

1. RuBiE Inaio Webb, b. Jan. 20, 1883; m. June 18, 
1902, John Willis, son of William Harrison and 
Elizabeth Ann (Hart) Hobbs, b. Nov. 7, 1881 in 
Sterling, Neb. Res. Egbert, Wyo. 

Children, first born in Johnson County, Nebraska; 
remainder in Laramie County, Wyoming: 

1. Arvilla Mayii Hobbs, b. June 4, 1903. 

2. Thelma Iva, b. Oct. 6, 1905. 

3. Harvey Lester, b. Feb. 19, 1906. 

4. Marvin James, b. Sept. 3, 1913. 

5. Robert Elvin, b. Mar. 4, 1915. 

6. Dale Floyd, b. Sept. 25, 1917. 

7. Bessie Mae Belle, b. July 6, 1919. 

8. Ruby Elizabeth, b. May 6, 1920. 

9. Harold Marion, b. Dec. 4, 1922. 

2. Carrie, b. Jan. 20, 1885; m. July 1, 1906, 
Frederick, son of Andrew and Martha (Dailey) 
Hamm, of Nebraska City, Neb., b. Sept. 28, 
1880, in Charles City, Iowa. Res. Tecumseh, Neb. 
Child born in Tecumseh: 

Fletcher" Hamm, b. Apr. 11, 1907; d. Apr. 
12, 1907. 

3. Mabel, b. May 27, 1887; m. Mar. 28, 1906, 
Frank, son of William J. and Kittie (Houston) 
Walling, of Rock Castle County, Kentucky, b. 
Aug. 10, 1883, in Johnson County, Nebraska. 
Res. Egbert, Wyo. 

Children, first two born in Johnson County; 
remainder in Laramie County, Wyoming: 

1. IvENNETHii Walling, b. Oct. 2, 1906. 

2. Walker, b. Jan. 11, 1911. 

3. Jesse, b. Oct. 31, 1912. 

4. Minnie, b. July 6, 1914. 

5. Iva Pearl, b. July 3, 1920. 

6. Carrie Mabel, b. Dec. 17, 1922. 

4. Iva Malissa, b. Oct. 5, 1889; m. Oct. 10, 1911, 
James P., son of John and Sara Ann (Curran) 
Flaherty of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, b. Nov. 6, 1879, 
in Byron, 111. Res. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 272 
North Eighteenth Street. 

Child born in Linn County, Iowa: 

Mary Jane" Flaherty, b. July 4, 1918. • 

5. James, b. Sept. 29, 1891; m. May 20, 1914, Edna, 
dau. of Sherman Lewis and Susie Emma (Barry) 
Blakely, of Elk Creek, Neb., b. Oct. 24, 1894, in 
Elk Creek, Neb. Res. Torrington, Wyo. 



S64 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children, first two born in Johnson County; 
remainder in Cosher County, Wyoming: 

1. Kenneth" Howorth Webb, b. May 19, 1915. 

2. ISIary Emma, b. May 7, 1918. 

3. Bernice, b. Mar. 30, 1920. 

, , . f 2. Edward J., b. Aug. 22, 1859. Unm, Res. Tecumseh. 
'Iwms I g EDwaN, b. Aug. 22, 1859; m. Aug. 4, 1902, Anna, dau. 

of Henry and Elizabeth (Helsler) Schlater, of Johnson 

County, Nebraska, born Feb. 15, 1872 in Johnson 

County. Res. Tecumseh. 

Children born in Tecumseh: 

1. May Magdalineio Howorth, b. May 4, 1905. 

2. James Henry, b. Nov. 2, 1906. 

3. Clara Elizabeth, b. Nov. 6, 1908, 

4. Margaret Anna, b. Dec. 31, 1910. 

4. David, b. Aug. 25, 1861 ; d. September, 1882. Unm. 

5. Alfred C, b. Nov. 12, 1863; m. [I] June 1, 1887, (I) 
LoRA IsABELL, dau. of Robert and Isabella (Scott) 
Greer, of Pittsburgh, Penn., b. Oct. 6, 1865, m Rushville, 
111., d. Nov. 6, 1911, in Tecumseh; (II), Lul.\, dau 
of Edmund and Sabrina (Goodrich) Howorth, b. July 
11, 1870 in Dow City, Iowa. Res. Tecumseh. 
Children, first wife, born in Tecumseh: 

1. James David'" Howorth, b. June 7, 1888; m. 
Dec. 25, 1912, Elizabeth, dau. of William Loss 
and Rhoda Perlee (Estes) Whitehead, of Tecumseh, 
b. June 15, 1888 in Tecumseh. Res. Lincoln, Neb., 
901 South Eleventh Street. 

Children, first born in Johnson County; remainder 
in Lincoln County, Nebraska: 

1. Dortha Lorena" Howorth, b. Oct. 12, 1914. 

2. Jeanna Elizabeth, b. Dec. 8, 1918. 

3. Ruth Isabel, b. Jan. 2, 1921. 

2. Margaret Isabel, b. Jan. 15, 1893; m. July 5, 
1913, Dr. Carlisle Mills, son of Col. Charles 
Lee and Marj' Ann (Onstott) Humphrey, b. 
Mar. 4, 1889, in Pawnee City, Neb. No children. 
Res. Tecumseh. 

6. Lawrence Arthur, b. Apr. 1, 1866; m. Apr. 28, 1898, 
Jennie Leach, dau. of John Henry and Justina I. 
(Allen) Hardin, of Tecumseh, b. Mar. 27, 1874, in 
Tecumseh. Res. Tecumseh. Child born in Tecumseh: 

Lawrenceio Howorth, b. Jan. 18, 1905. 

7. William C, b. Aug. 5, 1871; m. Feb. 19, 1908, Laura 
Leota Cope, b. June 21, 1886, in Mitchell, S. Dak. 
Res. Orange Cove, Cal. 

Children, first two born in Mitchell: remainder in 
Orange Grove: 
1. Murray E.w Howorth, b. Feb. 26, 1909. 



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2. Bkuce Y., b. July 9, 1912. 

3. Robert C, b. Sept. 23, 1915. 

4. Joaquin W., b. June 15, 1918. 

8. Mildred, b. Sept. 6, 1874. Unm. Res. Tecumseh. 
iv. DiDAMA Amanda, b. Feb. 29, 1834; d. Nov. 16, 1903; m. Feb. 
20, 1852, John, son of Beecher and Hattie (Boobine) Coe, of 
Nelsonville, Ohio, b. Aug. 25, 1831, in Athens County, Ohio, 
d. Jan. 11, 1910 in Nelsonville, aged 79 years. 
Children born in Athens County: 

1. John Beech^ Coe, b. Dec. 8, 1852; m. Feb. 22, 1872, 
Latjra, dau. of Beecher and Ellen (Jones) Matson, of 
Nelsonville, b. July 4, 1850 in Athens County. Res. 
Columbus, Ohio, 977 Harrison Avenue. 

Children born in Nelsonville: 

1. Clara MayI" Coe, b. Jan. 1, 1873; m. Mar. 10, 
1896, John, son of Elias and Deborah (Johnston) 
Welton, of Waverly, Ohio, b. Mar. 1, 1855 in 
Columbus, Ohio. Res. Columbus, 977 Harrison 
Avenue, No children. 

2. DiDAMA Amanda, b. Apr. 18, 1875; d. Nov. 16, 
1903. Unm. 

3. John Clifford, b. Apr. 7, 1877; m. June 4, 1902, 
May Melijng, b. Nov. 8, 1881, in Wheeling, 
W. Va., d. Mar. 14, 1903. Res. Columbus, 977 
Harrison Avenue. No children. 

4. Frederick J., b. July 18, 1880; d. Oct. 13, 1918; 
m. Gertrude Flag, b. 1895 in Marietta, Ohio. 
Last known address, widow. Marietta. 

Child born in Columbus: 

Francis" Coe, b. Oct. 23, 1916. 

5. David Ellsworth, b. Dec. 25, 1882; m. Feb. 4, 
1913, Alice, dau. of George and Hannah (Sprague) 
O'Neil of Point Pleasant, Ohio, b. Dec. 11, 1883 
in Columbus. Res. Columbus, 977 Harrison 
Avenue. No children. 

6. Carl, b. Dec. 31, 1884; d. Jan. 1, 1912. Unm. 

7. William Benner, b. June 19, 1892; m. (I), Jan. 
10, 1910, Morse, dau. of David and Bertha 
(Logan) Culverson of Columbus, b. June 4, 1893, 
in Columbus; d. Oct. 16, 1916, in Columbus; 
(II), Sept. 25, 1919, Flossie Alcare, b. Sept. 20, 
1888 in Columbus, Ohio. Res. Columbus. 977 
Harrison Avenue. 

Child born in Columbus: 

Raymond Monroe" Coe, by first wife, b. 
Jime 17, 1915. 

2. Thomas Gildrey, b. Dec. 21, 1854; d. Feb. 2, 1923, 
in Columbus; m. Feb. 20, 1873, Malisa, dau. of James 
and Mary Ann (McDonald) Mayes, of Nelsonville, b. 



866 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

May 12, 1856 in Mahoning County. Res. Widow, 

Columbus, 240 Taylor Avenue. 

Children born in Nelsonville, except the last child: 

1. GERTRrDKio CoE, b. Feb. 10, 1874; m. (I) Aug. 15, 
1890, Daniel Jenkins, b. Aug. 2, 1870, d. June 
4, 1913 in Columbus; (II), Dec. 2, 1914, Edward 
GoousBY, b. June 30, 1878 in Charlottesville, Va. 
Res. Mingo Junction, Ohio. 

Children born in Nelsonville: 

1. Robert" Jenkins, by first husband, b. Mar. 
31, 1892; m. Feb. 2, 1914, Nora Myrtle, dau. 
of William and Joanna (Jones) Becker, of 
Cohmibus, b. Apr. 25, 1891 in Columbus. 
Res. Columbus, 140 East Hudson Street. No 
children. 

2. Mildred, b. Aug. 16, 1894; m. July 5, 1917, 
Harry, son of Lot H. and Katherine Estella 
(Dugan) Brown, b. Oct. 2, 1889 in Plainfield, 
Ind. Res. Delaware, Ohio, 292 North 
Washington Street. 

Children: 

1. Jennie Lou^^ Brown, b. June 15, 1918 
in Columbus. 

2. Harry Dugan, b. Nov. 27, 1919, in 
Delaware. 

3. Thomas, b. Oct. 23, 1896. 

4. Mabel, b. Oct. 16, 1898. 

5. Grace, b. May 10, 1901. 

6. Berdine, b. Aug. 16, 1909. 

7. Betty Virginia Goolsby, b. Apr. 30, 1918, 
in Pittsburg, Pa., by second husband. 

2. Grace, b. Nov. 24, 1876. 

3. Edward, b. Feb. 1, 1879; d. Jan. 21, 1905. Unm. 

4. Mabel, b. Sept. 29, 1881; d. Jan. 25, 1906; m. 
Oct. 1, 1902, Louis, son of George and Hattie 
(Smith) Druggan, b. in Nelsonville. Res. Husband, 
Columbus. 

Children born in Nelsonville: 

1. Margaret" Druggan, b. July 25, 1903. 

2. Ruth, b. Aug. 31, 1905. 

5. AsHFORD, b. Sept. 16, 1884; d. Oct. 19, 1923. 

6. Emma, b. July 28, 1886. 

7. Roy, b. Mar. 28, 1887. 

8. Gi^DYS. b. Sept. 20, 1892; d. Sept. 20, 1892. 

9. Harry, b. Dec. 10, 1894; m. Oct. 6, 1922, Lena, 
dau. of Louis and Nancy (Park) Moore, b. Feb. 5, 
1894, in Louisa, Ky. Enlisted in World War, 
Sept. 2, 1914 in Ambulance Company, 146th 
Regiment, 37th Division; was in Battles of Meuse, 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 3G7 

Argonne, St. Mihiel, Ypres and Olcen. Rank, 
private. Discharged May 29, 1919. Res. Columbus, 
240 Taylor Avenue. 

198. V. David Gibbs, Jr., b. June 1, 1836. 

199. vi. John Henry, b. July 6, 1838. 

vii. Emily Marie, b. Sept. 23, 1840; d. June 25, 1915, in Nelson- 
ville, Ohio, aged 75 years; m. May 23, 1860, Alfred Harrison, 
son of James and Mary Carnes of Landon County, Virginia, 
b. Aug. 10, 1824 in Landon County, Virginia; d. Jan. 10, 1917 
in Nelsonville, aged 93 years. 
Children born in Nelsonville: 

1. Ina May' Carnes, b. Dec. 16, 1861; m. Feb. 23, 1882, 
Rev. William Douglass, son of Wesley Case and 
Rebecca (Rose) Sidman of McArthur, Ohio, b. June 9, 
1860 in McArthur. Res. Lebanon, 111., Box 296. 
Children born in West Rushville, Ohio: 

1. Clarai" Sidman, b. Feb. 6, 1883; d. July 18, 1883. 

2. Emma Dea, b. Feb. 5, 1885; m. July 6, 1916, 
Charles Jacob, son of George Edwin and 
Katherine (Clingman) Stowell of Chicago, 111., 
b. Dec. 29, 1883 in Bloomington, 111. Res. Lebanon, 
Box 296. 

2. Clara Amanda, b. Oct. 17, 1863. Unm. Res. Lebanon, 
Box 276. 

200. viii. Lawrence Edmund, b. Jan. 15, 1842. 

ix. Alice Augusta, b. Oct. 7, 1850; d. Jan. 11, 1898 in Nelson- 
ville; m. Dec. 31, 1871, Riley Larison, b. Oct. 17, 1848 in 
Muskingum County, Ohio; d. Oct. 7, 1900 in Columbus. 
Children born in Nelsonville, Ohio: 

1. Emma Della' Larison, b. Feb. 1, 1873; d. Oct. 9, 
1907 in Columbus; m. Jan. 1, 1891, Fred C, son of 
Peter and Mariah (Lytle) Butt, b. May 20, 1870 in 
Nelsonville; d. Oct. 9, 1907 in Columbus. 

Children born in Nelsonville: 

1. Emma Blancri" Butt, b. Mar. 12, 1893; m. May 
26, 1915, William Harvey, son of William Harvey 
and Jennie H. (Slee) Green, b. June 1, 1888 
in Columbus. Res, Columbus, 29 West Ninth 
Avenue. 

2. Edward McDonald, b. May 9, 1894; m. Apr. 21, 
1923, Olive, dau. of William Minor, of Reynolds- 
burg, Ohio. Res. Columbus, 1033 Oak Street. 

2. Edward Riley, b. Sept. 2, 1875; d. June 8, 1891. 

3. Anson Luttellis, b. June 24, 1877; m. (I), June 8, 
1902, Louise, dau. of Felix and Laura (Linn) Patton 
of Lancaster, Ohio, b. Aug. 1, 1881 in Nelsonville; m. 
(II), Eva Ellen, dau. of Felix and Laura (Linn) 
Patton, b. July 4, 1880, in Nelsonville. Res. Phila- 
delphia, Pa., General Delivery. 



368 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children : 

1. Eva Alicei" L\rison by first wife, b. Aug. 16, 
1910 in Detroit, Mich. 

2. ]\L\BGARET, b. in Philadelphia, Aug, 24, 1912. 

3. RoBEBT, b. Jan. 12, 1914, in Philadelphia. 

4. Ellen, b. May 9, 1918, in Philadelphia. 

4. Jessie Bl.\nch, b. Sept. 15, 1880; m. Mar. 17, 1902, 
WiLLL\]M Simon, son of Alexander and Sarah Ann 
(Cochran) Smith, b. June 20, 1871 in Madison County, 
Ohio. Res. Columbus, 194 Olentangy Street. 
Children born in Columbus: 

1. Thelaia Delli" Smith, b. Jan. 15, 1903; m. Mar. 
25, 1921, George Hobert, son of John Gilbert 
and Susan (Boyd) Willis of Lawrence County, 
Ohio, b. Sept. 22, 1896, in Lawrence County. 
Res. Rock Camp, Lawrence County, Ohio. 
Child born in Columbus : 

Janice Louise" Willis, b. Jan. 21, 1922. 

2. Sarah Fern Augusta, b. June 25, 1904; m. June 
12, 1922, Leman James, son of Noah Luther and 
Ida Ann (Reed) Stebelton of Newark, Ohio, b. 
June 13, 1901 in Hocking County, Ohio. Res. 
Columbus, 194 Olentangy Street. 

5. Alonzo Zelora, b. Feb. 4, 1884; m. Mar. 7, 1908, 
IVIattie IVIarie, dau. of Christopher Columbus Mason 
of Adams County, Ohio. Res. Marengo, Ohio, R. F. D. 
No. 2. 

X. Theodora Ann, b. May 9, 1854; m. Oct. 30, 1869, Newton 
Marion Connor, b. Sept. 30, 1841 in Millfield, Ohio. 
Children born in Nelson ville: 

1. Anson Lewzern' Connor, b. Feb. 3, 1873; m. July 6, 
1892, Ollie a. Edgar, b. Feb. 22, 1874 in Nelsonville. 
Res. Columbus, Ohio, 430 South Warren Avenue. 
Children born in Nelsonville: 

1. jVIable Lucinei" Connor, b. Aug. 12, 1894. 

2. Charles Albert, b. Sept. 5, 1897. 

2. Bessie May, b. May 11, 1880; m. Apr. 24, 1896, 
Benjamin Nathan Black, b. Feb. 27, 1856, in 
NeIson\-ille. 

Child born in Nelsonville: 

Anson Guilsi" Black, b. Sept. 8, 1896. No further 
record. 

3. John Bridge, b. Nov. 15, 1883. 

4. Frederick Foster, b. Mar. 22, 1891. No further record. 

185. EDMUND THEODORE^ BRIDGE (175. Hon. James\ 
Edmund", Samuel\ Matthew^ Matthew^ John^), born Dec. 6, 1799; 
died Feb. 17, 1854; married Sept. 25, 1822, Anne Frazier, 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 369 

daughter of Cyrus and Hannah (Stowe) King, of Saco, Me. 
He graduated at Bowdoin College in 1818 and became the partner 
of Judge Fuller in professional business. He became an active 
politician; edited the Maine Patriot and the Age newspapers for 
many years. In 1840 he was appointed to a government clerkship 
in Washington, and, under President Van Buren, became Mail 
Agent for the New England States. At the time of his death, he 
resided in Jersey City, N. J.; engaged in managing the Morris 
Canal. 
Children : 

i, William King* Bridge, b. Feb. 8, 1824; was in the United 

States Navy and lost at sea. 
ii. Hannah North, b. May 20, 1826. Unm. 

iii. James, b. Aug. 27, 1828; d. Dec. 30, 1853. A practicing lawyer. 

iv. Anne Frazier King, b. Sept. 22, 1830. Unm. 

V. Octavia Dearborns, b. Aug. 14, 1832; d. Sept. 24, 1852. Unm. 

vi. Clara Nourse, b. Sept. 9, 1834; d. Feb. 6, 1860. Unm. 

vii, William Augustus Steuben, b. Aug. 15, 1836; d. Aug. 
15, 1842. 

Hannah North Bridge and her sister, Anne Frazier King 
Bridge, were born in Augusta, Maine, afterwards living in 
Jersey City and Geneva, N. Y. After the completion of their 
education, and the death of their parents, they taught a 
"Private School" in Geneva, N. Y., for several years. 

About the year 1868, they were called to Maine by the 
Bishop (then. Bishop H. A. Neeley) to assist him in founding 
a Diocesan School, which was called "Saint Catherine's 
Diocesan School for Girls." They remained principals of 
this school until the summer of 1876, when they resigned 
their position, and opened a private school called "Elmhurst" 
in Concord, N. H., which they closed four years later in order 
to return to Geneva, N. Y., where they founded a school called 
the "De Lancey School for Girls," and later incorporated 
this school under the "Board of Regents of the State of New 
York." Owners of this school, they were also its principals 
for ten years, when they retired, and Miss M. S. Smart, one 
of their faculty, became owner and principal, carrying on the 
school for twenty-two years, closing it permanently in 
June, 1912. 

These schools carried preparatory, junior and academic 

departments, the latter covering a college preparatory course. 

They were church schools (Episcopal) and the Bishop of 

the diocese was visitor, and the Rector of the parish was Rector 

of the school. 

We are greatly indebted to Miss Smart for the above. It 
shows an appreciation for the work of these two sisters with 
whom she had labored for a time, ere she took the helm herself, 
[Editor.] 



370 JOHN BRIDGE FAJNHLY IN AIMERICA 

186. JAMES^ BRIDGE (175. Hon. James\ Edmund\ Samuel*, 
Mattheic\ Matthew\ John^), born July 17, 1804, in Augusta, Me.; 
died Jan. 8, 1896, aged 92 years; married Sept. 5, 1828, in Augusta, 
S.\EAH BoAVDOix, daughter of Hon. Reuel and Sarah Lowell 
(Cony) Williams, born in 1808; died Oct. 20, 1889, aged 81 years. 
Her mother was a lineal descendant from John Guild of Dedham, 
who came to this country in 1636. James Bridge was in Bowdoin 
College three years and left to engage in the mercantile business 
in Augusta; was engaged in manufacturing, also helped to build 
the Kennebec Dam, but lost his property, with others, in the 
disaster which attended the great work. He was, by profession, 
a lawj'er. 
Children : 

i. Sus.VN Williams^ Bridge, b. Nov. 8, 1830; d. July 27, 1922, 
aged 92 years; m. June 8, 1853, Edward Henry Daveis, of 
Portland, Me. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1838 
and received LL.B. in Harvard College. Res. Portland, Me., 
6 Bowdoin Street. 
Cliildren: 

1. Mary Oilman^ Daveis, b. Aug. 13, 1855. Unm. 

2. ]\L\bel Stu.\rt, b. May 3, 1859. Unm. 

ii. IVL-VRGARET North, b. Feb. 1, 1832; d. Jan. 7, 1920, aged 88 
years, in Augusta; m. June 18, 1857, James Rxjfus, son of 
Greenwood Cushing and Lucy H. (Palmer) Child, of Augusta, 
b. Oct. 7, 1825; d. in Albany, Ga., Nov. 1, 1873. He was a 
cotton planter in Georgia, descended from WiUiam Child of 
Roxbury and Watertown, who was made a Freeman in 1634. 
Children: 

1. Helen Greenwood^ Child, b. Mar. 18, 1858. Unm. 

2. Annie Cushing, b. July 6, 1859. Unm. 

3. M\RY Gore, b. June 30, 1869; m. Aug. 30, 1900, 
Erving W. Hamlen, of English and Scotch descent. 
Children : 

1. Erving Wall.^ce"' Hamlen, b. June 19, 1901; d. 
Mar. 16, 1904. 

2. Richard King, b. Dec. 11, 1903. 

3. CH.uiLEs RuFus, b. July 7, 1906. 

iii. Sarah Cony, b. May 6, 1834, in Augusta; d. Sept. 22, 1899, 

m Yarmouth, Me. She was a member of the sisterhood of 

St. Mary's at the Episcopal Church, from its beginning in 

New York City until her death. 
201. iv. James, b. Apr. 5, 1837. 

v. Paulina Jones, b. Sept. 24, 1839, m Augusta; d. Oct. 11, 

1912, in Augusta, aged 73 years. 
vi. Reuel Williams, b. Sept. 18, 1841, in Augusta; d. June 1, 

1903, in Chicago; m. in Chicago, July 6, 1870, Sus.\n L. 

Allison. He was a lawyer of extensive practice in Chicago; 

graduated from Albany Law School. No children. 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 371 

vii. Horatio, b. Feb. 8, 1844, in Augusta; graduated Hobart 
College, 1867; became an M.D. in Cambridge. Unm. Of late 
years has lived in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Cal. 
viii. Joseph Hartwell, b. Dec, 30, 1846, in Augusta; m. in 
Garvanza, Los Angeles County, California, May 14, 1906, 
Minnie Brown, dau. of William and Isabella (Anderson) 
Walker, b. Dec. 19, 1865, in Irvington-on-Hudson, Westchester 
County, New York. 

Joseph Hartwell Bridge was educated in Phillips Academy, 
Exeter, N. H., 1863-66; the Lawrence Scientific School of 
Harvard College, 1866-70. He has been, for many years, 
a civil and mining engineer in the mining camps, and in mining 
business in Colorado. He is retired and has no settled residence. 

187. HORATIO^ BRIDGE (175. Hon. James\ Edmund\ 
Samuel^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born in Augusta, Apr. 8, 1806; 
died Mar. 20, 1893, aged 87 years, in Athens, Pa.; graduated from 
Bowdoin College, in 1825, in the same class with Henry Wadsworth 
Longfellow; was admitted to the Bar in 1828 and appointed 
Paymaster in the United States Navy in 1838; Paymaster-General, 
in 1854. During this period, he served as Chief of the Naval 
Bureau of Provisions and Clothing until the time of his retirement 
in 1868. During his service in the Navy, he wrote "The Journal 
of an African Cruiser, " published under the editorship of Nathaniel 
Hawthorne, a college classmate. He married June 10, 1846, 
Charlotte, daughter of Josiah and Priscilla (Waterman) Marshall. 

ChUd: 

Marion^ Bridge, b. Oct. 3, 1851; d. Mar. 26, 1855. 

188. WILLIAM^ BRIDGE (175. Hon. James\ Edmund\ 
Samuel^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born May 2, 1808, in Augusta; 
died Dec. 29, 1898, aged 90 years, in West Medford, Mass.; married 
Dec. 23, 1839, Mrs. Eliza Jane Williams, daughter of George W. 
and Anne (Ames) Perkins, who was born Aug. 1, 1807, in Bridge- 
water, Mass. He resided for years in Augusta, a merchant; 
afterwards for many years was in the Custom House, Boston, as 
storekeeper under his brother Horatio, continuing in office until 
1870. 

Children : 

i. Helen Williams^ Bridge, b. Oct. 5, 1842, in Augusta; d. 
July 5, 1914, in Philadelphia, aged 72 years; m. June 21, 1871, 
in Boston, Rev. Robert, son of Arthur and Mary (Hopkins) 
Ritchie, of Philadelphia. 
Child: 

Mary Helen^ RiTcms, b. Apr. 11, 1872; d. in 1905. 
Was secretary of Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia. 
Unm. 



372 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

ii. Lucy Perkins, b. Oct. 7, 1844, in Augusta; d. Nov. 11, 1912, 

in West Medford, Mass. Unm. 
iii. Henry Saunders, b. in Augusta, May 5, 1846; d. in West 
Medford, Dec. 20, 1916, aged 70 years; m. Feb. 12, 1908, in 
Boston, INIaud H., dau. of Garrison Burdett and Mary 
Elizabeth (Cole) Arey, b. in Bombay, India, Dec. 4, 1869. 
Was Deputy Treasurer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; 
President of the Board of Aldermen, when Medford became a 
city; belonged to the Knight Templar, Odd Fellows and was a 
Shriner. She resides at 37 Lloyd Street. Winchester, Mass. ! 

Child: \ 

Henry Arey' Bridge, b. Jan. 15, 1909, in Winchester. : 
202. iv. Edward AVilliams, b. Dec. 6, 1849. 

189. NATHAN WILLIAM^ BRIDGE (177. Samuel^ \ 
Edmvnd^, Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born June 28, ' 
1814, in Dresden, Me.; died in Medford, Mass., Dec. 14, 1898, 
aged 84 years; married in Boston, Oct. 1, 1842, Mary Elizabeth, ' 
born Nov. 20, 1820, in Portsmouth, N. H.; died Feb. 28, 1886, in j 
Medford, daughter of Moses and Harriet (Carter) Piper. He was a I 
prominent ship broker in Boston, retiring after many years. It j 
was stated concerning his firm, that it " had cleared a larger number j 
of vessels at the Boston Custom House than any other in the 
city. " IVIr. Bridge was also a very successful merchant. His trade j 
with Cuba was exceedingly extensive. • 

Children : i 

i. Mary Helen^ Bridge, b. Aug. 5, 1843, in Boston; d. Feb. 25, j 

1844. j 

ii. Alice Elizabeth, b. Dec. 10, 1844, in Boston; d. May 5, 1846. ' 

iii. Edmund, b. Feb. 14, 1847, in Boston; m. Sept. 14, 1894, ' 
LiDiAN Emerson, dau. of Charles Thomas and Susan (Bridge) 
Jackson, M.D., b. May 2, 1859, in Boston. He has been in 

business most of his life and in 1871 started for himself in the ; 

real estate. He is the sole surviving Trustee of the Bridge i 

Academy founded by Samuel J. Bridge in Dresden Mills, Me. ! 

Res. 52 Wyman Street, West Medford, Mass. i 

iv. Anna Louisa, b. Jan. 27, 1848, in Boston; d. Aug. 1, 1871, 

in Medford. Unm. i 

V. Samuel James, b. May 10, 1854, in Boston; d. May 5, 1856, ; 

in Roxbury, Mass. i 

vi. Frederick Willla.m, b. Oct. 19, 1862, in Medford; m. Alice ; 

IVIary, dau. of George Johnson and Emma Alice (Daly) | 

Gushing, June 26, 1911, in Winchester, Mass., b. Sept. 8, \ 

1869, in Brewer, Me. Formerly in the vessel business; retired. ) 

No children. Res. 2 Wolcott Road, Winchester. | 

190. EDW.ARD^ BRIDGE (178. Nathan\ Edmund\ Samuel^ I 
Matthew^, Mattheid^, John}), born in Brookfield, Mass., Nov. 25, \ 



SAMUEL LINE, SEVENTH GENERATION 373 

1809; died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1894, aged 85 years; 
married Nov. 30, 1844, Harriet, daughter of David and Susan 
(Strong) Baker, of New York, born in New York City, in 1819; 
died Sept. 1, 1858. Edward Bridge was a merchant for some time 
in New York City. Retired from business about 1860. Lived 
with his daughter, JuUa Bridge Moore. 
Children : 

i. Edward William^ Bridge, b. in Brooklyn in 1847; d. in 
1889, in Hohokus, N. J.; m. Nov. 17, 1870, in New York City, 
Clara M., dau. of Philip Kissam, of New York, b. in New York 
City. He received his education as a military officer at the 
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. ; was Lieutenant 
in the Navy Yard in Brooklyn, in 1882. The widow lives at 
18 West 96th Street, New York City. 

203. ii. Frederick, b. June 17, 1849. 

iii. Julia, b. Feb. 6, 1853; m. Clarence, son of Samuel Waldron 
and Maria Theodosia (Shannard) Moore, a retired merchant. 
Julia, the only daughter of her father, was his valued and 
constant companion, traveling extensively, not only in this 
coimtry, but throughout Europe. 
Child: 

Julia Louise^ Moore, b. Nov. 29, 1880. 

iv. William, b. May 15, 1854. Was for many years in delicate 
health, living with his father, and quietly engaged in the real 
estate business. 

191. WILLIAM CURTIS^ BRIDGE (179. Franklin^ 
William^, Samuel^, Matthew^, Matthew"^, John^), born Aug. 17, 
1822, in Brunswick, Me.; died Apr. 2, 1889, in Mechanic Falls, 
Me.; married Aug. 18, 1844, in Topsham, Me., Sarah Willard, 
daughter of Oliver and Abigail (Field) Conant, born Sept. 19, 
1820, in Topsham; died Oct. 7, 1903, in Mechanic Falls, aged 83 
years. He was a soldier in the Civil War, a member of Company A, 
23d Maine, 1862 and 1863. Re-enlisted in Company M, First 
Maine Heavy Artillery and served until the close of the war. 
His gentle and genial disposition made him a valuable assistant 
in sickness and his services were often in demand and always 
freely given to nurse the sick. He was known as "Uncle William" 
to everybody in town. Was one of the oldest Master Masons in 
the State of Maine. 

Children : 

i. WILLLS.M H.8 Bridge, b. in Waterville, Me., Feb. 22, 1845; d. 
Aug. 14, 1848. 

204. ii. Franklin, b. Feb. 26, 1847. 

iii. Edward Lowe, b. Dec. 17, 1849, in Waterville; d. Feb. 26, 
1875, in Mechanic Falls. Was a shoemaker — making shoes 
from measure. Was an Odd Fellow. 



374 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

iv. Charlotte A., b. in Waterville, Dec. 6, 1851; m. (I), Jan. 23, 
1873, in Oxford, Me., Joseph W., son of Joseph Warren and 
Rebecca (McLain) Foster, b. in South Auburn, in 1849; d. 
Dec. 12, 1873, in Mechanic Falls; (II), Sept. 23, 1903, Capt. 
RoscoE Watson, son of Rev. Daniel and Olive (Norton) 
Fuller, b. in Brunswick; d. Aug. 27, 1921, in Mechanic Falls. 
His widow resides in Mechanic Falls. 

205. V. Oliver Con.\nt, b. Dec. 4, 1853. 

206. vi. Andrew William, b. Oct. 26, 1856. 

vii. Ch.\rles Albert, b. in Lewiston, Oct. 17, 1862; d. Mar. 11, 
1895, in Auburn, Me.; m. in Lewiston, Nov. 26, 1886, Georgia 
A., dau. of John and Theda (Phillips) Hibbert, of Lewiston. 
He spent most of his life in Auburn and Mechanic Falls. 
He was one of Auburn's best known and respected citizens 
and his genial ways and cheerful disposition gained for him a 
host of friends in the two cities. When he first came to Auburn, 
he was employed in the job printing office of Wood, Robinson 
& Company, who sold out to Libby & Moore. Mr. Bridge 
secured an interest in the business and the firm was known as 
Libby, Moore & Bridge. Later he sold out and with another 
partner carried on the job printing business. Later he bought 
out his partner's share and carried the business on alone. 
He was an upright, honorable business man and the name of 
"Bridge the printer" was respected among the business men 
of Lewiston and Auburn. W^as a Mason and a Knight of 
Pvthias. She died in Winthrop, Mass., May 3, 1917. 
'ChUd: 

Stanley Foster' Bridge, b. Oct. 30, 1888, in Auburn. 
Is a Mason and Shriner. Also assistant manager of 
Hotel Braemore, Boston, Mass., where he resides. 



EIGHTH GENERATION 

192. WILLIAM WALBRIDGE8BRIDGE,M.D.(182. BezaleeU, 
Bezaleel^, Samuel^, Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born 
Oct. 26, 1817; married (I), July 17, 1842, Rachel, daughter of 
Clyde and Rachel (Bennett) Landon, of Pennsylvania, born 
Nov. 13, 1823, in Prospect, Ohio; died Dec. 26, 1848, in Prospect; 
(II), July 3, 1849, Phebe, daughter of William and Magdalen 
(Jenkins) Davids, of Marion, Ohio, born Oct. 6, 1825, in Radnor, 
Ohio; died Feb. 20, 1905, in Corydon, Iowa, aged 80 years. 

Dr. Bridge was raised on a farm in Union County, Ohio; educated 
in the public schools of the county; graduated at the Ohio Wesleyan 
University at Delaware, Ohio, and the Cincinnati, Ohio, Medical 
College; opened up his first office in Prospect and moved to 
Marion, Ohio, in 1854, where he continued the practice of medicine 
and surgery. He took an active part in all civic affairs of his city 
and in politics belonged to the Whig Party. When the call to 
arms was made at the commencement of the Civil War, he enlisted 
in the 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry as surgeon and served with 
his regiment during the war; becoming very ill, received a sick 
furlough to come home, and died on the way at Marietta, Ga., 
Aug. 6, 1864. 

Children : 

i. Almira^ Bridge, b. Sept. 24, 1843, in Prospect; d. Jan, 9, 1846. 
ii. Rachel L., b. in Marion, Aug. 16, 1846; m. Oct. 5, 1863, 
Daniel, son of John Jacob and Anna (Walter) Yake, of 
Oppenhausen, Germany, b. Dec. 25, 1840, in Marion; d. 
June 20, 1911, in Marion, aged 71 years. Was engaged in the 
dry goods business all his life and owned one of the largest 
stores in the city. The widow resides at 126 Vine Street, 
Marion. 

Children born in Marion: 
1. William Walbridge'" Yake, b. July 23, 1864; m. 
Aug. 1, 1885, Bertha, daughter of Jacob and June 
(Thorp) Hershberger, of Marion, b. Sept. 26, 1865, in 
Marion. Res. Charleston, W. Va. 
Children born in Marion: 
1. Genevieve Christine" Yake, b. Oct. 4, 1886; m. 
(I), May 11, 1905, Leonard W,uiren, son of 
August J. and Ellen (Zeber) Gundlach, of Clyde, 
Ohio; m. (II), July 2, 1920, John LeRoy, son of 
Rev. John Cushman and Florence (Vincent) Ford, 
of Wellington, Ohio. Res. 32 Chestnut Street, 
Ashtabula, Ohio. 



S76 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Child born in Marion: 

Rachel M. ^^ Gundlach, b. Mar. 17, 1906. 

2. Margueete Bridge, b. Feb. 2, 1888; m. Apr. 10, 
1912, Edgar Elsworth, son of Benjamin Franklin 
and Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Thacker, of Boyd 
County, Kentucky, b. July 22, 1887. Res. Dante, 
Va. 

Children born in Bluefield, W. Va.: 

1. Edgar Elsworth^^ Thacker, b. Apr. 5, 1914. 

2. Fred Benjamin, b. June 24, 1916. 

3. Fred Walter, b. May 20, 1892; m. Aug. 7, 1918, 
Katherine, dau. of William Henry and Carrie 
Margaret (Callow) Fitch, of Ashtabula, b. July 10, 
1896, in Ashtabula. Res. 36 Todd Avenue, Ash- 
tabula, Ohio. 

4. Frank Li-brand, b. Oct. 4, 1893; m. June 19, 1920, 
Elizabeth Jane, dau. of John T. and Elizabeth 
Jane (Berryman) Webber, of Wharton, N. J., b. 
Feb. 28, 1898, in Wharton. Enlisted in World War 
May 10, 1918, Company M 54th Infantry, 6th 
United States Regulars; served eleven months 
overseas; engagements, Meuse, Argonne, Larchey 
Section, Vosges Mountain, Alsace, France. Rank 
Corporal. Discharged June 19, 1919, at Camp 
Sherman, Ohio. Res. Ashtabula, Ohio. 

2. EvALiNE Bridge, b. Jan. 16, 1870; m. Sept. 19, 1894, 
George Albert Wilson, b. Mar. 16, 1872, in Ontario, 
Canada. The widow resides at 126 Vine Street, Marion. 
Children born in Marion: 

1. Harry George" Wilson, b. May 21, 1895; d. 
Feb. 13, 1896. 

2. Balfour Bridge, b. Dec. 11, 1898; d. Dec. 30, 1898. 

3. Harry D., b. Aug. 7, 1876; d. Sept. 5, 1894. 
iii. Elnora, b. Dec. 1, 1852; d. Mar. 21, 1853. 

iv. William D., b. May 1, 1854; d. Jan. 12, 1859. 

V. Belle B., b. July 10, 1858; d. Dec. 24, 1917, in Des Moines, 

Iowa; m. Mar. 21, 1877, William Saunders, son of John and 

Eliza (Minich) Sproatt, of Carlisle, Ind., b. May 22, 1846, in 

Sullivan County, Indiana; d. Mar. 29, 1909, in Corydon, Iowa. 

Children born in Corydon : 

1. Bertha M." Sproatt, b. Jan 24, 1879: m. Jan. 2, 1902, 
Clarence L., son of Walter Gray and Mary Ella 
(Mann) Clark, of Bedford, Ind., b. Oct. 6, 1877, in 
Corydon. Res. 420 South West Street, Corydon. 

2. John Francis, b. Dec. 10, 1888; m. June 17, 1914, 
Mary Hortense, dau. of Herman Frank and Ethalinda 
(Henderson) Steck of Washington, Iowa, b. Sept. 

13, 1890, in Washington. He was educated in the 
public schools of Iowa City and graduated with the 



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Degree of Bachelor of Engineering in 1920 and the 
Degree of Civil Engineer in 1921 at the University of 
Iowa, Iowa City. Has been employed by Johnson 
Company of Iowa City as bridge engineer and road 
designer and by the State's Highway Department as 
resident engineer in charge of paving and bridge 
building where he is now employed. Res. 702 Washing- 
ton Street, Iowa City. 
Child born in Iowa City: 

John Steck" Sproatt, b. May 13, 1917. 

193. THOMAS WARNERS BRIDGE (182. BezaleeP, Bezaleel\ 
Samuel^, Samuel'^, Matthew"^, Matthew''-, John}), born Aug. 20, 1819, 
In Athens County, Ohio; died July 27, 1904, in Richwood, Ohio, 
aged 85 years; married (I), June 24, 1840, Nancy Price, born 
Apr. 30, 1821; died Nov. 24, 1873, in Kenton, Ohio; (II), Feb. 24, 
1876, Mrs. Mary Caroline (Hall), daughter of Joseph and 
Barbara (Washburn) Temple, of Union County, Ohio, born 
April 11, 1837; died Nov. 22, 1919, in Byhalia, Ohio, aged 82 years. 
He was a hard and faithful worker in the vineyard of the Lord. 
Commenced preaching in 1852 and organized a church in Delaware 
County that same year known as the Tawway Church or Money 
Chapel. He moved to Hardin County in 1855. 

Children born in Logan County, Ohio: 

i. Melissa' Bridge, m. Benjamin Rose, b. Jan. 16, 1839, in 
Union County, Ohio; d. May, 1901, in Springfield, Iowa. 
Children born in Hardin County, Ohio: 
1. Elliott" Rose, b. Nov. 21, 1861; m. Mar. 21, 1883, 
Mary Louise, dau. of Hiram and Mary Ann (Spencer) 
Kisaling, of Kenton, b. June 22, 1865, in Hardin County. 
Res. Rose Hill, Iowa. 

Children, first born in Hardin County, remainder in 
Keokuk County, Iowa: 

1. Howard E." Rose, b. Feb. 8, 1884; d. Dec. 16, 1897. 

2. Harley William, b. Mar. 8, 1886; m. Aug. 28, 
1910, Ester, dau. of William and Mattie (Walth- 
man) Gardner of Fremont, Iowa, b. Apr. 17, 1883, 
in Mahaska County, Iowa. Res. Rose Hill. 
Children born in Mahaska County: 

1. Harold Warreni^ Rose, b. May 10, 1911; 
d. Feb. 2, 1913. 

2. Icea May, b. May 26, 1914. \ rp • 

3. Ina Fay, b. May 26, 1914. j "^^' 

4. Florence Irene, b. Mar. 9, 1920. 

5. Harley Dale. b. Dec. 14, 1922. 

3. Mattie Orlena, b. Dec. 10, 1888; m. Dec. 21, 
1905, John Freddie, son of Frederick and Mary 
Amy (Henry) Wagner, of White Oak, Iowa, b. 



378 JOHN BRIDGE FA^IILY IN AIVIERICA 

Oct. 14, 1885, in Mahaska County. Res. What 

Cheer, Iowa. 

Children: 

1. Howard Elden*^ Wagner, b. Aug. 30, 1906, 
in Mahaska County, Iowa. 

2. Elmer B.ea, b. Sept. 28, 1908, in Mahaska 
County, Iowa. 

3. Earl, b. Jan. 14, 1910, in Monroe County, Iowa. 

4. Freda ]\L\y, b. Dec. 25, 1912, in Poweshiek 
County, Iowa. 

5. Warren Lavel, b. Oct. 1, 1917, in Keokuk 
County, Iowa. 

4. HmAJVi Benjamin, b. Aug. 30, 1891; m. Jan. 24, 
1912, Emjxlv Velma, dau. of Charles Tipton and 
Ida Isabell (McMainse) Marion of Rose Hill, Iowa, 
b. July 13, 1894, in Mahaska County. Res. Delta, 
Iowa. 
Children born in Keokuk County: 

1. Lloyd Johni^ Rose, b. Jan. 10, 1916. 

2. Eliza 1V1\rion, b. Oct. 31, 1920. 

5. Amy Malissa, b. Oct. 24, 1893; m. Oct. 25, 
1912, Clyde Clover, son of Adam and Maggie 
(Vermillion) Fisher, of Deep River, Iowa, b. Mar. 3, 
1890 in Jewel County, Kansas. Res. Tilton, Iowa. 
Children : 

1. Velta Opal12 Fisher, b. Jan. 22, 1913, in 
Poweshiek County, Iowa. 

2. Virgil Rea, b. Dec. 20, 1914, in Mahaska 
County. ^ 

3. Nettie Wanda, b. Nov. 23, 1917, in Poweshiek ^ 
County. 

4. Neva Mary, b. May 23, 1920, in Poweshiek 
County. 

6. Mable Emma, b. Oct. 18, 1895; m. May 27, 1914, 
John E.^rnest, son of John and Juliet Elizabeth 
(Gordon) Pope, of Beacon, Iowa, b. Aug. 4, 1884, in 
Mahaska County, Iowa. Res. Rose Hill. 
Children born in Mahaska County: 

1. ]\IAR\^N Leroy12 Pope, b. Nov. 13, 1914; d. 
Nov. 24, 1914. 

2. Lehr Elliott, b. Feb. 2, 1916. 

3. Mervin Raymond, b. Feb. 12, 1919. 

4. John E.^nest, Jr., b. Jan. 3, 1921. 

7. Nettie Alta, b. Apr. 1, 1898. 

8. Tommy Faye, b. Sept. 18, 1900; m. Apr. 2, 1919, 
Mable Ada, dau. of Jasper Newton and Flora 
Matilda (Martin) Moore, of Rose Hill, Iowa, b. 
May 2, 1902, Mahaska County. Res. AMiat Cheer, 
Iowa. 



SAMUEL LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 379 

Child born in Mahaska County: 

Mildred Marie'^ Rose, b. Dec. 3, 1919. 
9. Frederick Earnest, b. Mar. 4, 1903. Res. Rose 
Hill, Iowa. 

2. Letta Rhoda, b. May 26, 1864; d. June 12, 1915; m. 
(I), Apr. 6, 1879, IVIartin Bain, son of Andrew and 
Martha Cunningham of Hardin County, Ohio; d. Oct. 1, 

1892, in Kenton, Ohio; (II), Jacob Lewis Turner, b. 
in Union County, Ohio. Res. (Husband) Kenton, 
Ohio. 

Children born in Kenton: 

1. Clarence Benjamin" Cunningham, b. Feb. 4, 
1880. 

2. Harry Enslow, b. Mar. 1, 1882. 

3. Rose Maude, b. Jan. 20, 1884; m. Dec. 22, 1920, 
Oliver Benjamin, son of Henry and Jennie 
(Salomon) Schaffer, of Dayton, Ohio, b. Feb. 4, 
1871, in Dayton. Res. 324 South Wayne Street, 
Kenton. 

4. George Washington, b. Jan. 18, 1886; m. July 1, 
1906, Emma Whilmina, dau. of George Jacob and 
Minnie Dora (Peterson) Seefus, b. Nov. 27, 1883, 
in Papillion, Neb. Res. 5401 South 49th Street. 
Omaha, Neb. 

Children born in Omaha: 

1. Arthur Benjamin^^ Cunningham, b. Mar. 23, 
1907. 

2. Lucile Irene, b. Sept. 29, 1908. 

3. Glen Clarence, b. Sept. 10, 1912. 

4. Robert George, b. Mar. 13, 1923. 

5. Charles Edwin, b. Oct. 9, 1891. Unm. Res. 
Kenton. 

6. Mary Malissa Turner, b. Oct. 9, 1906, in Kenton, 
Ohio. 

3. Thomas Elmer, b. July 10, 1872; m. Feb. 22, 1899, Rose 
Ella, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth (Lithers) Van 
Winkle, of Mahaska County, Iowa, b. Apr. 12, 1870. 
Res. What Cheer, Iowa. 

ii. Almira, b. Feb. 18, 1847; d. May 29, 1913, in Kenton, Ohio; 
m. Mar. 1, 1867, John Smith, son of James and Mary (Eaton) 
Scott, of Kenton, b. July 17, 1843; d. Dec. 10, 1916, in Kenton, 
aged 73 years. He was an architect and contractor. 
Children born in Kenton: 

1. Jessie" Scott, b. Jan. 9, 1868; d. Mar. 18, 1873. 

2. Eva b. Dec. 16, 1871; d. Dec. 2, 1872. 

3. Susie, b. in Hardin, Ohio, Mar. 13, 1873; m. Mar. 15, 

1893, George A., son of George H. and Margaret 
(Britz) Wendt, of Chicago, 111., b. May 20, 1867, in 
Chicago. Res. Kenton. 



380 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children born in Kenton: 

1. Ruth Loisi^ Wendt, b. Apr. 17, 1894; m. Aug. l.i 
1919, Edwin Lewis, son of Frederick and Mary 
Elizabeth (Ramge) Steiner, of Kenton, Ohio. Res. 
Kenton, R. F. D., Ohio. 

Children born in Kenton: 

1. Edwin Lewis" Steiner, Jr., b. Oct, 2, 1920. 

2. George A., b. Jan. 1, 1922. 

2. Almira Margaret, b. Aug. 13, 1905. 

4. Chase W., b. Apr. 24, 1879; d. Apr. 10, 1889. 

5. Mabel R., b. Dec. 23, 1880; d. Sept. 27, 1881, 

6. Dowling p., b. Jan. 27, 1883; d. Nov. 24, 1888. 

iii. Thanie Evaline, b. Apr. 28, 1852; m. (I), June 1, 1871, R. W. 
Hopkins, of Logan County, Ohio, b. June 26, 1849, in Logan 
County; d. Oct. 8, 1894; (II), John Wesley Thompson, Mar. 
31, 1896; d. Oct. 16, 1916, in Union City, Ind. Res. Widow, 
720 West Pearl Street, Union City, Ind. 
Children born in t^nion City: 

1. OzRO W.'" Hopkins, b. in 1872; d. Nov. 16, 1902. En- 
listed in Spanish American War. Served eight months. 
Died in service at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Unm. 

2. Marshall, b. Aug. 14, 1873; d. Feb. 26, 1920. Unm. 
iv. Susie, b. Apr. 7, 1853; m. Dec. 21, 1875, Manuel Wilbur, 

son of Benjamin and Rachel (Pitzer) Beaver, of Newark, 
Ohio, b. Oct. 26, 1854, in Delaware County, Ohio; d. Feb. 27, 
1923, in Salem, Ore. Res. R. R. 9158, Salem, Ore. 
Children : 

1. Clarence Warner^" Beaver, b. Nov. 20, 1876, in Ash- 
land, Ore.; d. Nov. 1, 1910; m. June 1, 1907, Edna 
Almira Watson, b. Nov. 10, 1886, in Berkeley, Cal. 
Enlisted in Spanish American War, Second Oregon 
Volunteers, July 1, 1898; discharged at Salem, February, 
1899. His widow resides in Salem. 

2. Mable, b. Apr. 28, 1888, in Potter County, South 
Dakota; m. June 26, 1912, Lloyd L., son of Charles O. 
and Susan Elizabeth (Hurst) Robinson, of Nebraska, 
b. Apr. 27, 1887, in Nebraska. Res. Bend Center, Ore. 
Children born in Salem: 

1. Kenneth L." Robinson, b. May 22, 1917. 

2. M. Janice, b. Mar. 24, 1920. 

207. V. Thomas Warner, Jr., b. Jan. 6, 1862. 

208. vi. Pearl O., b. Nov. 9, 1877. 

194. JOSEPH CUBERLY8 BRIDGE (182. BezaleeP, Bezaleel\ 
Samuel^ Samuel\ Matthew\ Matthew^, John^), born March 13, 1827, 
in Athens County, Ohio; died Nov. 20, 1858, in Columbus, Ohio; 
married Sept. 11, 1849, Susan, daughter of Frederick and Mary 
(Neiswender) Bechtol, of Franklin County, Ohio, born June 20, 



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1828, in Reading, Pa.; died Oct 4, 1915, in Columbus, aged 87 
years. Raised and lived on a farm until he became of age. Went 
to Columbus and learned the carpenter trade. Became superin- 
tendent of large planing mill and general carpenter shop, which 
business he followed all his life. 
Children born in Columbus: 

209. i. Henry Alaion^ Bridge, b. May 28, 1850, 

ii. Bezaleel Frederick, b. Nov. 13, 1851; d. July 15, 1915. 
No record of family. 

210. iii. John Edmond, b. Feb. 2, 1853. 

211. iv. Marion Albert, b. Nov. 22, 1856. 

195. William S.^ Bridge (183. William?, Bezaleel^, Samuel^, 
Samuel^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born Aug. 4, 1836, in Athens 
County, Ohio; died June 24, 1902, in Mercer County, Mo.; mar- 
ried in 1856, Mary Jane Groves, born Aug. 18, 1831, in Virginia; 
died May 5, 1914, in Ridgeway, Mo., aged 83 years. 

Children born in Mercer County, Mo.: 

212. i. William R.^ Bridge, b. July 7, 1857. 

ii. Susan C, b. Jan. 27, 1862; m. Oct. 28, 1889, James M., 
son of Anderson and Lydia (Norman) Acre, b. Dec. 15, 1857, 
in Martin County, Indiana. Res. Ridgeway, R. F. D. No. 3, 
Missouri. No children. 

213. iii. Charles E., b. May 1, 1868. 

iv. James Wesley, b. Aug. 17, 1873; m. Mar. 15, 1903, Anna 
Norton, b. Nov. 2, 1860, in Mercer County. Res. Millgrove, 
Mo. No children. 

196. JONATHAN B.^ BRIDGE (183. William\ Bezaleel', 
Samuel^, Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), (twin of Eli) born 
Dec. 31, 1839; died Oct. 6, 1919, in Harrison County, Mo., aged 
80 years; married Oct. 18, 1866, Martha, daughter of Calvin 
Simpson and Chloeam Ann (Dillon) Lloyd, of Warsaw, Mo., 
born Oct. 6, 1846, in Benton County, Mo. He left Ohio with his 
father and family and went to Harrison County, where he was 
married and settled on a homestead farm near Mt. Moriah. He 
lived on this farm all his life, and it became valuable. He raised 
a large family, all of whom became prosperous farmers, and his 
widow still lives at Mt. Moriah. 

Children born in Harrison County: 

214. i. Calvin Simpson^ Bridge, b. Sept. 3, 1867. 

215. ii. Ezra Commodore, b. Mar. 31, 1870. 

iii. Cloe Delia, b. Nov. 6, 1872; d. Mar. 28, 1874. 

216. iv. Henry Alonzo, b. Dec. 16, 1874. 

V. Samuel Orval, b. Jan. 1, 1877; d. June 4, 1917, in Ridgeway, 
Mo.; m. Apr. 7, 1901, Ella, dau. of Franklin and Marcella 



S82 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Jane (Smothers) Buis, of Ridgeway; b. Feb. 5, 1878, in Harrison 
County. No children. His widow resides in Ridgeway, Mo. 
vi. Louisa Jane, b. Aug. 14, 1879. 

217. vii. Irvin Leroy, b. July 15, 1881. 

viii. Lelia Edna, b. Oct. 21, 1883; m. Dec. 27, 1906, Henry 
Martin, son of William and Sarah Maranda (Stanley) Price, 
of Mt. Moriah, b. Aug. 7, 1885, in Mercer County. Res. 
Clayton, New Mexico. (Maple 212.) 

Children, first two born in Harrison County. Last one, 
Union County: 

1. Dorothy Violet'" Price, b. Oct. 8, 1907. 

2. Vivian M., b. Dec. 26, 1908. 

3. Donald Roy, b. Nov. 29, 1912. 
ix. Mary, b. Jan. 19, 1887; d. July 8, 1887. 

197. ELI^ BRIDGE (183. William\ Bezaleel\ Samuel\ 
Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), (twin of Jonathan) born 
Dec. 31, 1839, in Athens County, Ohio; married Oct. 15, 1860, 
Harriet, daughter of Thomas and Harriet (Morgan) Booth, 
born July 17, 1838, in Virginia; died May 6, 1922, in Lincoln 
County, Oklahoma, aged 8If years. 

He moved with his father from Ohio to Harrison County, 
Missouri and endured all the hardships incident to the early 
settlers in Missouri. He lived here until 1892, when he went over- 
land with a party in five wagons, and settled in Chandler, Okla- 
homa, buying property and established a grocery, which he con- 
ducted until the cyclone wiped out Chandler and he lost everything 
he had. Not discouraged, he purchased a farm near Chandler 
where he is now living (a quiet and retired life) since he lost his 
life companion with whom he lived happily for sixty-three years. 
He raised a large family all of whom became prosperous farmers. 
Res. : Chandler, Oklahoma. 

Children born in Harrison County, Mo., except Oscar, born in 
Fort Scott, Kansas: 

218. i. Thomas' Bridge, b. Aug. 2, 1863. 

219. ii. Alexander, b. Sept. 2, 1865. 

220. iii. Oscar, b. July 27, 1867. 

221. iv. Leonard, b. Feb. 27, 1870. 

v. Hattie, b. June 8, 1875; d. Nov. 3, 1921, in Chandler; m. 
Jan. 30, 1898, John Vincent, b. Jan. 27, 1873, in New Albany, 
Miss. He resides at R. F. D. No. 3, Box 6, Chandler. 

Children, first five born in Chandler, Okla., last one in 

Colorado Springs, Col.: 

1. RuBYio Vincent, b. Aug. 19, 1900; m. June 18, 1921, 

Floyd W., son of Joseph and Kitty (Halfelt) Soderstorm, 

of Chandler, b. May 6, 1894, in Chandler. Res. 518 

East Tenth Street, Chandler, Okla, 



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Child born in Chandler: 

Lois^i SoDERSTROM, b. Apr. 27, 1922. 

2. Paul, b. June 12, 1902; d. Aug. 6, 1913. 

3. Lois, b. Mar. 14, 1904. 

4. Lucy, b. Feb. 12, 1906. 

5. John, b. June 6, 1912. 

6. Peter, b. Mar. 22, 1918. 

vi. Stella, b. Mar. 9, 1877; d. Mar. 13, 1915; m. (I), Sept. 22, 
1895, Archimedes Shepherd, b. Aug. 15, 1870, in Kentucky; 
d. Jan. 14, 1900, in Chandler, Okla.; (II), Dec. 24, 1906, 
Robert Allen, son of Thomas Joseph and Mary Elizabeth 
(Martin) Freeman, of Taft County, Oklahoma, b. Apr. 7, 
1878, in Mississippi. He resides in Avery, Okla. R. F. D, 

No. 1. 

Children, first four born in Chandler; remainder in Avery: 

1. Mabel Lois^o Shepherd, b. July 31, 1896; m. Aug. 1, 
1915, Ralph Edward Hann, b. Nov. 17, 1894, in Iowa. 
Res. Cushing, Okla. 

Children born in Cushing: 

1. Eleanor Leara" Hann, b. Feb. 19, 1917; d. 
Feb. 21, 1917. 

2. Charles Edwin, b. Oct. 15, 1918. 

3. Stella Marie, b. Jan. 12, 1921. 

2. Otto, b. June 8, 1897; m. Feb. 24, 1918, Lena Edna, 
dau. of Gus A. and Cora (Gaupp) Memert, of Chandler, 
b. Apr. 23, 1901, in Kansas City, Mo. Res. Cushing, 
R. F. D. No. 4. 

Children born in Cushmg: 

1. Cecil Ark^i Shepherd, b. Aug. 13, 1918. 

2. Harold Morgan, b. Mar. 22, 1921. 

3. Elgin, b. Aug. 25, 1900; m. Nov. 5, 1920, Mary 
Jeanette, dau. of George Ray and Cora Ada (Holmes) 
Gallowav, of Avery, Okla., b. Mar. 17, 1900, Kansas 
City, Mo. Res. Chandler, R. F. D. No. 8, Box 62. 
Child born in Chandler: 

Roy HoLMES^i Shepherd, b. July 25, 1922. 

4. Lola May Freeman, b. Mar. 26, 1908. 

5. Melvin Allen, b. Apr. 19, 1912. 

6. Syble. b. Mar. 13, 1915. 

vii. Lestie, b. Feb. 10, 1881; m. Dec. 7, 1900, James D., son of 
Absolom B. and Elizabeth (Craig) Melson, of Indiana, b. 
May 6, 1878, in Ringold County, Iowa. Res. Chandler, Okla. 
Children. 

1. Abby Galei» Melson, b. July 7, 1903, in Chandler, 

Okla.; d. June 15, 1904. 

2. Elizabeth, b. June 27, 1906. 

3. Gerald, b. Aug. 14, 1909. 

4. Harvey, b. Jan. 14, 1912. 

5. Edwin, b. May 4, 1915. 



S84 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

viii. MvRY Etta, b. Sept. 27, 1885; m. Sept. 3, 1902, Lee, son of 
William Elzie and Elizabeth (Howey) Mercer, of Joplin, Mo., 
b. Sept. 14, 1880, in Joplin. Res. Avery, Okla., R. F. D. No. 1. 
Children born in Lincoln County: 

1. BuLAH MayI" Mercer, b. Jan. 10, 1907. 

2. Glendol.\, b. Oct. 14, 1909; d. Dec. 20, 1914. 

3. Eli, b. Dec. 30, 1913. 

4. Burl Fr.\nklin, b. June 28, 1917. 

5. INIiLDRED INIarie, b. Oct. 14, 1920. 



198. DAVID GIBBS^ BRIDGE, JR. (184. David Gihhs\ 
Bezaleel^, Samuel'% Samuel'^, Matthew^, Matthew-, John^), born 
June 1, 1836, in Athens County, Ohio; died Jan. 23, 1880, in 
Little Sandusky, Ohio; married Apr. 12, 1857, Frances Elizabeth 
Mason, born Dec. 26, 1836, in Seneca County, Ohio; died Jan. 29, 
1899, in Harpster, Ohio. 

Children born in Wyandotte County, Ohio: 

i. Phebe Jane^ Bridge, b. Feb. 6, 1859; m. (I), Jan. 29, 1878, 
George Washington Moon, son of Elijah Obdike and Ann 
Mariah (Moon) Case, b. Jan. 29, 1848, in Wyandotte County, 
Ohio; d. July 24, 1891, in Oklahoma; (II), June 15, 1893, 
James P., son of Mahlon and Mary Katheryne (Kearns) 
Alkire, of Marion, b. Dec. 23, 1859, in Marion County. Res. 
395 Prospect Street, Marion, Ohio. 

Children born in Ricliland Count}', Ohio: 

1. Flora LocrI" Case, b. Dec. 14, 1878; m. Dec. 28, 1897, 
Samuel Charles, son of Andrew James and Maggie 
(Miller) Baker, of Forest, Ohio, b. Feb. 16, 1873, in 
Forest. Res. Marion. P. O. Box 140. 

Children born in Morral, Ohio, except youngest born 
in Marion. 

1. Ch.\rles Andrew^i B.\ker, b. Sept. 17, 1898. 
Res. Marion, Ohio. 

2. George Elijah, b. Feb. 8, 1900. Res. Rich- 
mond, Ind. 

3. Gaile Alfred, b. May 28, 1902. Res. Marion. 

4. Ray Emil, b. Jan. 23, 1904. Res. Marion. 

5. Howard S.^muel, b. July 8, 1912. 

6. Cathryn Ivadel, b. June 18, 1919. 

2. Elijah O., b. Dec. 5, 1880; m. July 24, 1909, Cathryne 
Christine, dan. of Fred and Cathryne (Nickel) Miirle, 
of Marion. Res. 100 Fourth Street, Fond Du Lac, 
Wis. 

3. Frances E. B., b. Oct. 25, 1884; m. Nov. 1, 1900, Elza 
Edward, son of Jacob Elbige and Emma Ettie (Shields) 
Newland, of Tupper Plains, Ohio. Res. Upper Sandusky, 
Ohio, R. F. D. No. 4. 



SAMUEL LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 385 

Children, first born in Morral, Ohio, remainder born in 
Harpster, Ohio: 

1. Elza Edward" Newland, Jr., b. Apr. 4, 1902. 

2. Ruth Parlalia, b. Feb. 8, 1904; m. Mar. 12, 1922, 
Clarence J., son of Stephen and Keturah 
(Coffman) Weaver, of Grant, Ohio, b. Apr. 17, 
1894, in Grant. Res. 395 Prospect Street, Marion. 

3. George Eldon, b. Apr. 10, 1906. 

4. James Sears, b. May 12, 1911. 

5. Phebe Elizabeth, b. Mar. 10, 1915; d. Apr. 9, 1915. 
ii. James Hugh, b. Mar. 2, 1861; m. Sept. 25, 1889, Mary 

ViDONiA, dau. of Nicolas and Mary (Moulter) Noel, of Wyan- 
dotte County. Res. Harpster. No children. 

222. iii. John Edmond, b. Sept. 27, 1865. 

223. iv. Charles Franklin, b. Aug. 25, 1869. 

V. Frances May, b. Aug. 28, 1878, in Wyandotte County; m. 
Dec. 24, 1896, Grant Monroe James, b. Dec. 25, 1876, in 
Muskingum County, Ohio. Res. 146 Latourette Street, 
Marion. 

Children, first four born in Harpster, remainder born in 

Marion : 

1. Lauren BridgeI" James, b. July 22, 1898; d. Oct. 31, 
1918. Unm. 

2. Grace Elizabeth, b. Feb. 19, 1900; m. May 27, 1918, 
Merville Ernest Smart, b. Mar. 18, 1894, in New 
Dover, Ohio. Res. 146 Latourette Street, Marion. 
Child born in Marion: 

Eileen Givena" Smart, b. Mar. 29, 1920. 

3. Mabel Iscah, b. Jan. 18, 1903. 

4. Frances Marie, b. Mar. 12, 1904. 

5. Helen Lucile, b. Mar. 25, 1906. 

6. Dale Franklin, b. Jan. 21, 1912. 

7. Rhea Catharine, b. Dec. 26, 1916. 

199. JOHN HENRYS BRIDGE (184. David Gihhs\ Bezaleel\ 
Samuel^, Samuel^, Mattheid^, Matthew^, John}), born July 6, 1838, 
in Athens County, Ohio; died Nov. 14, 1903, in Athens County; 
married Jan. 1, 1860, Jane Summers. He was a mining engineer 
and surveyed and opened up the first coal mine in New Straitsville, 
Ohio, on June 15, 1870. He followed this line of work all his life, 
in the Hocking Valley Coal District, Ohio. 
Children born in Athens County: 

i. Lawrence Ellsworth" Bridge, b. Oct. 16, 1861; d. Apr. 19, 
1886, in Millsap, Texas. Unm. 
224. ii. David Sylvenas, b. Jan. 4, 1864. 

iii. Zeloria Zell, b. May 19, 1866; m. Nov. 26, 1890, Dora, 
dau. of Antone and Johanna (Mulleman) Freriks, of Borback, 
Germany, b. May 9, 1872, in Borback. Worked with his 



386 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

father in the engineering and opening of coal mines for a few 
years; went to Glouster, Ohio, and was in business there for 
several years, finally moving to Columbus, Ohio, where he is 
now located in the grocery business. Res. 2234 North High 
Street, Columbus. 

Children born in Athens County: 

1. GoLDiE Johanna^" Bridge, b. Apr. 30, 1893; m. May 

17, 1921, Henry William, son of O. A. McDonald, of 
Glouster, Ohio. Res. Glouster. 

2. Emmet Anthony, b. Mar. 1, 1901; m. Apr. 17, 1922, 
Mildred, dau. of Winona (Bumage) Caton, of Rose- 
ville, Ohio. Res. Glouster. 

iv. Harriett May, b. June 1, 1868; d. Sept. 8, 1903, in Athens 
County; m. Aug. 2, 1883, Jacob H., son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Clinsmith) Winefordner, of Athens County, b. Nov. 1, 1861, 
in Perry County, Ohio. Res. New Straitsville, Ohio. 
Children, first two born in Perry County, youngest born in 
Hocking County: 

1. George Washington^" Winefordner, b. Feb. 14, 
1884; m. Aug. 21, 1904, Alice May, dau. of David H. 
and Almeda (Reese) Murphy, of Lancaster, Ohio, b. 
in 1882, in Amanda, Ohio. Res. 124 Lake Street, 
Lancaster. No children. 

2. Charles G., b. Nov. 6, 1885. Unm. Res. 17 East 
Beck Street, Columbus, Ohio. 

3. Harry V., b. Dec. 15, 1887; m. (I), June 6, 1908, 
Edith M., dau. of Michael and Mary (Geer) Snyder, 
of New Straitsville, b. July 6, 1891, in Gallia County, 
Ohio; d. July 12, 1912, in New Straitsville; (II), Apr. 
28, 1918, Mary, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth (Dixon) 
Kirkley, of New Straitsville, b. Nov. 29, 1881, in New 
Castle, England. Res. New Straitsville, Ohio. 
Children born in New Straitsville: 

1. Fay" W^inefordner, b. Jan. 10, 1909. 

2. Bonnie, b. May 25, 1911. 

V. Cora Amanda, b. Apr. 11, 1870; d. Apr. 11, 1872, in Athens 

County, Ohio, 
vi. Minnie Belle, b. May 2, 1872; d. Jan. 9, 1904, in Athens 

County, Ohio; m. Feb. 15, 1892, Loran Andrews, b. May 4, 

1872. He resides in Glouster, Ohio. 
Children born in Athens County: 

1. Harry Vincent*" Andrews, b. July 13, 1892; m. Aug. 

18, 1920, Geneva Morris, b. Aug. 1, 1894, in Glouster, 
Ohio. Res. Glouster, Ohio. 

Child born in Glouster: 

William Paul^i Andrews, b. Dec. 13, 1921; d. 
Dec. 15, 1921. 

2. Sadie Essie, b. Feb. 8, 1894; m. Dec. 24, 1914, 
William Henry, son of William and Celia (Vorheim) 



SAMUEL LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 387 

Echstenkamper, of Athens County, b. Oct. 6, 1888, 
in Glouster. Res. 31 Braun Street, Glouster, Ohio. 
Children born in Athens County: 

1. Minnie Belle" Echstenkamper, b. June 8, 1917. 

2. William Loran, b. Sept. 26, 1921. 

3. John Henry, b. Apr. 23, 1895; m. Mar. 5, 1919, Mary 
Edith Smith, b. Aug. 21, 1900, in Perry County. Res. 
Corning, Ohio. 

Children born in Perry County: 

1. Lawrence Vincent" Andrews, b. Mar. 9, 1920. 

2. Blanch Dellora, b. June 16, 1921. 

3. Buhla Irene, b. Dee. 17, 1922. 

4. Clarence Raymond, b. Oct. 24, 1897; d. May 16, 1898, 
vii. Charles Henry, b. June 27, 1874. Unm. Res. Palmer, 

W.Va. 

225. viii. William Llewelyn, b. Apr. 8, 1876. 

ix. Clara, b. July 20, 1878; m. June 24, 1894, JjINZy, son of 
Elijah and Elizabeth (Marks) McClain, of Athens County, b. 
Apr. 5, 1873, in Athens County. Res. The Plains, Athens 
Covmty, Ohio. Box 175. 

Children born in Athens County: 

1. Ezra HanesI" McClain, b. Oct. 29, 1895; m. Dec. 24, 
1916, GoLDiE May, dau. of Abner and Nancy Jane 
(Six) Phillips, of Athens County, b. Apr. 26, 1898, 
in Athens County. Res. The Plains. 

Children born in Athens County: 

1. Hanes" McClain, b. July 11, 1917; d. Dec. 9, 
1917. 

2. Mary, b. Feb. 9, 1920. 

3. Robert, b. Dec. 15, 1922. 

2. Sylvia May, b. Mar. 25, 1898; m. Aug. 8, 1916, 
Preston, son of Jolm M. and Helen (Bricky) Bentley, 
of Castor County, Kentucky, b. May 15, 1893, in 
Greenup County, Kentucky. Res. The Plains. 
Children born in Athens County: 

1. Clara Edna" Bentley, b. Sept. 6, 1918. 

2. Lloyd Preston, b. Dec. 28, 1919. 

3. Elma Marie, b. Dec. 17, 1922. 

3. Ester Gertrude b. Nov. 14, 1907. Res. The Plains. 
X. John Albert, b. Nov. 6, 1880; m. Apr. 20, 1908, Mary Ellen; 

dau. of Cornelius Bernard and Mary Ann (McTigue) Deem, 
b. June 8, 1884, in Belpre, Ohio. Res. Palmer, W. Va. No 
children. 

226. xi. Vilas, b. Feb. 1, 1885. 

200. LAWRENCE EDMUND^ BRIDGE (184. David Gihhs\ 
Bezaleel^, Samuel^, Samuel^, Matthew^, Mattheiv-, John^), born 
Jan. 15, 1842; died Feb. 13, 1883; married in 1869, Elizabeth 



388 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

White, born Dec. 11, 1847, in Athens County; died Aug. 4, 1881, 
in New Straitsville, Ohio. 
Children born in New Straitsville: 

i. Ida May' Bridge, b. Nov. 9, 1872; d. Mar. 30, 1873. 
ii. Irene V., b. May 29, 1874; m. Sept. 26, 1900, Harvey A., 
son of George H. and Martha (Smith) Barrows, of Nelsonville, 
b. Oct. 3, 1871. Res. Nelsonville, Ohio. 
Children born in Nelsonville: 

1. Lawrence Edmund*" Barrows, b. July 26, 1901; m. 
Dec. 25, 1920, Virgie, dau. of Wilbert and Alta (Andres) 
Shannon, b. Oct. 19, 1902, m Nelsonville. Res. 
Nelsonville, Ohio. 

Child born in Nelsonville: 

Joseph Edwin** Barrows, b. Apr. 17, 1922. 

2. Gertrude Lillian, b, Feb. 24, 1906. 

3. Gl.\dy5 Mae, b. June 12, 1910. 

4. Alfred Harvey, b. Mar. 25, 1913; d. Mar. 26, 1913. 

5. Austin Leonard, b. May 16, 1915. 

iii. LA^\'RENCE Edmund, Jr., b. Oct. 21, 1877; m. Aug. 7, 1896, 
Addie, dau. of Wesley and Caroline (Nixon) Houshier, b. 
Sept. 3, 1876, in New Straitsville, Ohio; d. May 31, 1922, in 
Columbus, Ohio. No children. Res. 1359 East Engler Street, 
Columbus. 

iv. Ellsworth, b. Sept. 17, 1880; d. Mar. 17, 1882. 
v. John L., b. Aug. 1, 1881; d. Dec. 25, 1882. 

201. JAIVIES8 BRIDGE, 3d (186. James'', Hon. James\ 
Edmund^, Samuel^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born Apr. 5, 1837, 
in Augusta, Me.; died Mar. 23, 1904, in Atlanta, Ga.; married 
July 2, 1872, in Atlanta, Miriam Augusta, daughter of Alexander 
Weldon and Mary Annie (McDaniel) Mitchell, born Feb. 8, 1851, 
in Atlanta; died Mar. 11, 1889, in Atlanta. 

James Bridge, at the age of sixteen, went to Charleston, S. C, 
from Augusta and entered business with George W. Williams & 
Co., rising year by year until he became a partner in the firm. 
After his marriage, he moved to Atlanta and entered business with 
James R. Wylie. Later he retired from business and looked after 
his real estate holdings. He served in the Confederate Army in 
Charleston. 

Children born in Atlanta, Ga: 

227. i. James Weldon' Bridge, b. Mar. 24, 1873. 

ii. Miriam Augusta, b. Dec. 2, 1874; d. June 15, 1875, in Atlanta. 
iii. Mary Brown, b. Aug. 30, 1876; m. June 1, 1898, in Atlanta, 
Walter Izard, son of Arthur and Julia Emma (Rhett) 
Middleton, b. Sept. 12, 1874, in Charleston, S. C; d. Jan. 11, 
1921, in Hendersonville, N. C. He was educated in Charleston; 
was official of Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad at 




"FROM WHICH MANY A BRIDGE HAS QUAFFED" 

This heirloom descended as follows from Matthew, born 1650, to his 
son Samuel, born 1705, to his son Edmund, born 1739, to his son James, 
born 1765, to his son Edmund T., born 1799, to his brother James, 
born 1804, to his son James, born 1837, to his son James, born 1873, 
to his son James, born 1912. John Bridge, father of Matthew, emigrated 
to Cambridge, Mass., 1631. Height of the Tankard is 17| inches; 
across the top, -1| inches; across the base, oh inches. 



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the time of his death. His widow resides at 26 Peachtree 
Place, Atlanta. 
Children : 

1. Walter Izardi" Middleton, Jr., b. July 25, 1899, in 
Columbia, S. C; d. Feb. 15, 1920, in Portsmouth, Va., 
while attending school — The Citadel, Charleston. 
He enlisted; served as Corporal Company B, 17th 
Infantry U. S. A. in the World War. 

2. Miriam Bridge, b. Apr. 12, 1901, in Hollywood. 

3. Margaret Izard, b. Sept. 5, 1904, in Hollywood. 
Res. Atlanta. 

4. Mary Brown, b. Sept. 5, 1906, in Hollywood, 
iv. Edmund, b. Apr. 16, 1879. 

V. James, b. Sept. 11, 1880; d. Aug. 9, 1881, in Atlanta, 
vi. Pauline, b. Mar. 18, 1882; d. May 30, 1882, in Atlanta, 
vii. Pauline Williams, b. July 3, 1885; m. Apr. 25, 1906, in 

Atlanta, Mr. Granville Fleece, Memphis, Tenn. 
viii. Horatio, b. Feb. 25, 1889; d. Feb. 25, 1889, in Atlanta. 



202. EDWARD WILLIAMS^ BRIDGE (188. William-, 
Hon. James^, Edmund^, Samuel'^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), 
born Dec. 6, 1849; died Jan. 10, 1900, in Claremont, W. Va.; 
married Apr. 25, 1883, Annie Christ, daughter of William F. 
and Elizabeth (Christ) Kitchen, of Shamokin, Pa. He was Justice 
of the Peace of Fayette County at one time. At the time of his 
death he was secretary and manager of the Beechwood Coal and 
Coke Co. His widow resides at 1210 Elmwood Avenue, Charleston, 
W. Va. 

Children : 

i. Samuel Haas' Bridge, b. Jan. 25, 1884. 

ii. Helen Richie, b. Sept. 8, 1885, in Caperton, W. Va.; m. in 
Charleston, W. Va., June 1, 1921, Fred, son of Otto and 
Clara (Schelfhauser) Comm, b. in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mar. 18, 
1884. He is superintendent of the Owens Bottle Company. 
Res. 1210 Elmwood Avenue, Charleston. 
ChUd: 

Ann Frederica^o Comm, b. June 16, 1922, in 
Charleston, W. Va. 
iii. Lucy Perkins, b. Sept. 25, 1889, in Claremont, W. Va.; m. in 
Charleston, Oct. 14, 1915, Joseph Tyler, son of Thomas 
and Sally (Glmn) Redd, b. in Richmond, Va., Feb. 27, 
1880. He is a city salesman. Res. 3100 East Broad Street, 
Richmond, Va. 

Children born in Richmond: 

1. Joseph TylerI" Redd, Jr., b. Dec. 1, 1916. 

2. Anne Glinn, b. Mar. 8, 1919. 



390 



JOHN BRIDGE FAIVIILY IN AMERICA 



203. FREDERICK^ BRIDGE (190. Edward?, Nathan\ 
William^, Samuel^ Matthew^, Mattheio', John^), born June 17, 
1849, in Brooklyn, N. Y.; died Oct. 27, 1884, in Morristo\vTi, 
N. J.; married in East Hampton, L. I., Jan. 24, 1872, Mary 
Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. George E. and Mary (Hoagland) 
Huntington, born Dec. 9, 1853, in East Hampton, Long Island, 
N. Y.; died Dec. 8, 1922, in Brooklyn. 

Frederick Bridge was early installed in one of the largest East 
India Houses in New York City, the firm of H. Fogg & Company. 
Was afterwards with the China and Japan Trading Companies. 
Owing to the confidence placed in him, he was sent as manager of 
the latter company to China and Japan in 1879. He received a 
most liberal salary and also an interest in the company. He 
returned to this country in May, 1884, on account of a serious lung 
trouble and died in Morristown. 

Children : 

i. IL^RRiETTE B.vker' Bridge, b. Jan. 20, 1873, in Brooklyn; m. 
(I), Oct. 17, 1894, Whitefield Saaeviis. In 1902, she was 
granted a divorce; (II), in Chicago, 1903, Harry Goodman, 
of Los Angeles, Cal., son of S. L. Goodman, b. Feb. 6, 1879, in 
Van Buren, Ark. She is a writer, lecturer and painter. He is in 
the real estate business. Res. 738 Union Avenue, Los Angeles. 
Child: 

Kenneth Whitefield^" Sammis, b. in Maplewood, 
N. J., July 25, 1895. Many years ago he dropped 
the name of "Sammis" and took legally, the name of 
"Whitefield." He is an inventor and photographer. 
He m. June 5, 1919, in Los Angeles, Fern Elizabeth, 
dau. of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Richardson. Res. 5 
North Spacka Street, FuUerton, Cal, 
Children: 

1. Mary Elizabeth" Whitefield, b. in Hanford, 
Cal., Oct. 11, 1920. 

2. LiLA Lee, b. in Los Angeles, Nov. 12, 1922. 

ii. Euzabeth Huntington, b. Apr. 15, 1875; m. Oct. 3, 1900, in 
Brooklyn, Howard Valentine, son of William H. and Rebecca 
(Higgin) Merrell, b. Feb. 14, 1875, m South Branch, N. J. 
A physician and surgeon. He graduated June, 1894, from 
Peddie Institute, New Jersey, also from College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, New York City, in 1898. Res. 364 Argyle Road, 
Flatbush, Brooklyn, 
iii. Julia, b. Mar. 21, 1877; m. Nov. 22, 1898, Dwight Edwards 
Austin of Brooklyn. Res. 94 Rugby Road, Brooklyn. 
Children born in Brooklyn: 

1. Marjorie HuNTiNGTONio AusTiN, b. Sept. 29, 1899. 

2. Edw.uid Bridge, b. July 17, 1904. 

3. Elizabeth Huntington, b. Apr. 29, 1907. 










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SAMUEL LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 391 

iv. Frederick William, b. Mar. 4, 1879; m. Oct. 19, 1907, in 
Southold, Long Island, N. Y., Phebe Rockwell Marshall. 
Res. Southold, Long Island, N. Y. 
Children : 

1. Frederick Marshall'^ Bridge, b. Aug. 18, 1908. 

2. Joseph Dwight, b. Oct. 4, 1910. 

3. George Marshall, b. Mar. 10, 1914. 

4. Daniel Rockwell, b. June 6, 1916. 

V. Florence Huntington, b. June 12, 1880, in Shanghai, China; 
m. in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 12, 1902, Joseph, son of Philip 
Henry and Susan Jane Clark (Freer) Hutchinson, b. Sept. 3, 
1877, in Summerville, S. C; d. there, Jan. 17, 1915. He was 
a mechanic. His widow resides in Summerville, S. C. 
Children born in Summerville: 

1. Frederick Bridgei" Hutchinson, b. June 27, 1904; 
d. May 13, 1905, in Charleston, S. C. 

2. Joseph, b. May 12, 1906. 

3. Daniel Hoagland, b. Aug. 21, 1908. 

vi. Edward George, b. Apr. 27, 1883, in Yokohama, Japan; d. 
Apr. 29, 1902, in Syracuse, N. Y. When he was seventeen 
years of age, his health broke down and he died at nineteen 
years of age. 



204. FRANKLIN^ BRIDGE (191. William Curtis'', Franklin\ 
William^, Samuet, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born Feb. 26, 
1847, in Waterville, Me.; died Aug. 19, 1873, in Chicago, 111.; 
married Dec. 21, 1868, Ellen, daughter of James and Catharine 
McNear, born in Damariscotta, Me., Sept. 15, 1842; died Feb. 3, 
1921, in Mechanic Falls, aged 79 years. He enlisted in the First 
Maine Heavy Artillery, Civil War, Jan. 5, 1864, and served until 
the close of the war. Was killed in a railroad accident near Joliet, 
111. 

Children : 

i. Franklin Leslie^ Bridge, b. in Auburn, Me., Dec. 24, 1870; 
d. Mar. 13, 1922, in Mechanic Falls, Me.; m. Dec. 18, 1901, 
Mary, dau. of Aleson and Mary Elizabeth (Hussey) Smith, 
b. Oct. 4, 1869, in Auburn. He was a man who easily made 
friends, as he had a pleasant, genial personality. Was a member 
of the Masons and the Knights of Pythias. His widow resides 
in Mechanic Falls, Me. 
Children: 

1. William AlesonI" Bridge, b. Oct. 21, 1903, in 
Skowhegan, Maine. Res. Mechanic Falls. 

2. Lawrence Arthur, b. Aug. 20, 1905, in Mechanic 
Falls. Res. Mechanic Falls. 

ii. WiLLLAM J., b. Jan. 13, 1874; d. Aug. 29, 1878. 



392 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

205. OLIVER CONANT^ BRIDGE (191. William Curtis^, 
Frankliti^, William', Samuel'^, Mattheio^, Matthew"^, John}), born 
Dec. 4, 1853, in ^Yaterville, Me.; married Apr. 5, 1875, in Lisbon, 
Me., Hannah, daughter of Ephraim B. and Hannah (Thompson) 
Gammon, born June 28, 1851, in Hartford, Me.; died June 3, 
1903, in Mechanic Falls. 

He is Past Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias; Delegate to 
Grand Lodge a number of times and has been Keeper of Records 
of the Lodge for nearly twenty years. An artist having a studio 
until about 1904. Res. Mechanic Falls. 
Children : 

i. Edward Warren' Bridge, b. Jan. 23, 1876, in Poland, Me.; 
m. Feb. 20, 1907, in Salem, Mass., JVIary Delphina, dau. of 
Frederick "William and Mahala Pelley, b. Nov. 17, 1875, in 
St. Johns, Newfoundland. He graduated from Mechanic 
Falls High School in 1893. Was in the drug business until 
1910. Now employed by the General Electric Company. 
A member of the Knights of Pythias; William Sutton Lodge 
of Masons; Henry Mills Lodge Royal Arch Chapter, both of 
Saugus, Mass. No children. Res. 702 Summer Street, West 
Lynn, Mass. 
ii. Charlotte Cleora, b. Dec. 17, 1881, in Skowhegan, Me.; m. 
June 15, 1906, in Mechanic Falls, Me., Harry Norton, son 
of Lucius Floyd and Flora Kimball (Lucas) Allen, b. July 31, 
1882, in Canton, Me. She was a teacher for twenty years. 
No children. Res. Livermore Falls, Me. 



206. ANDREW WILLIAM^ BRIDGE (191. William Curtis\ \ 

Franklin^, William^, Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born i 

in Brunswick, Me., Oct. 26, 1856; died in Mechanic Falls, Me., i 

Jan. 10, 1920; married Mar. 2, 1878, Mary Edna, daughter of i 
William and Lucinda Adams. 

Children born in Mechanic Falls: i 

i. Charlotte May^ Bridge, b. Jan. 2, 1879; d. Feb. 28, 1879. ! 

ii. Andrew William, Jr., b. Nov. 15, 1880; d. Mar. 7, 1881. f 

iii. Ina Mildred, b. Aug. 23, 1883; d. May 3, 1884. \ 

iv. H\RRY Sigourxey, b. Mar. 13, 1885; m. (I) Nov. 25, 1910, \ 

Ruth Adeline Libby, who d. Oct. 21, 1913; (II), Dec. 15, i 

1918, Flora Winifred Libby. Res. Bridgeton, Me. 

Children born in Bridgeton: 

1. Emma Inez'" Bridge, b. May 9, 1912. 

2. Harriet Winifred, b. June 1, 1921. 
v. Evis Hazel, b. Nov. 16, 1886; m. Nov. 29, 1911, Albert 

Raymond, son of Charles E. and Mary A. (Jones) Frost, 
b. Nov. 4, 1890, m MUltown, Me. Res. Milltown, Me. 



SAMUEL LINE, EIGHTH GENERATION 393 

Children, all but the first born in Mechanic Falls: 

1. Mary Marguerite"' Frost, b. Apr. 26, 1912, in Union 
MUls, N. B. 

2. Charlotte Bridge, b. Dec. 3, 1913. 

3. Lola Hazel, b. Feb. 26, 1918. 

4. Albert Raymond. 

vi. Andrew Vinton, b. Oct. 18, 1889; m. Sept. 15, 1915, in 
Canton, Me., Sybil Julia, dau. of Wallace E. and Nellie 
Howe (Reynolds) Hutchinson, b. in Dixfield, Me., Mar. 29, 
1888. He is proprietor of a delightful summer resort. Maple 
Grove Point, Lake Tripp, Poland, Me. Res. Mechanic 
Falls. 
ChUd: 

Beverly Reynolds^" Bridge, b. Feb. 17, 1917, in, 
Charlotte, N. C. 
vii. Mary Adams, b. Apr. 23, 1895; m. Nov. 27, 1915, Stephen W. 
Millett. Divorced July 9, 1921. Res. Mechanic Falls. 
Children: 

1. Lois Geraldine^" Millett, b. July 19, 1916, in 
Mechanic Falls, Me. 

2. Esther Marion, b. Nov. 14, 1917. 

3. Ruth Edna, b. Sept. 14, 1919. 



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NINTH GENERATION 

207. THOMAS WARNERS BRIDGE, JR. (193. Thomas 
Warner^, BezaleeV, BezaleeV', Samuel'^, Samuel^, Matthew^, Matthew-, 
Joh'n}), born in Logan County, Ohio, Jan. 6, 1862; married Nov. 20, 
1884, Jane, daughter of Comer and Anna (Musselman) Rollins, 
of Logan County, Ohio, born Oct. 21, 1866. Res. 220 Heaton 
Streets Dayton, Ohio. 

Children born in Kenton: 

i. Bertha Isabeli" Bridge, b. May 25, 1886; m. Sept. 9, 1906, 
Orsemus Grant, son of John Musgrove and Rosa Ann (Dean) 
Wray, of Hebron, Neb., b. Nov. 14, 1884, in Hebron. Res. 
Kenton, Ohio. 

Children born in Kenton: 

1. Paul Frederick" Wray, b. June 18, 1907. 

2. Harold Edward, b. Jan. 5, 1911. 

3. John Carl, b. Feb. 27, 1915; d. Mar. 22, 1921. 

4. Ethel Lucile, b. Apr. 2, 1918. 

ii. Lawrence Wilfred, b. May 26, 1888; m. Sept. 4, 1915, 
Donna Helen, dau. of Louis and Lennie (Reid) Morrison 
of Richmond, Ind., b. Mar. 5, 1892, in Richmond. 

Lawrence W. Bridge attended the high school at Kenton, 
Ohio; was in the Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, 1907-11; Butler 
College, 1913-14, graduating in 1914; received the Master 
of Arts Degree in 1917 from the Ohio State University. With 
a view to enter the ministry, during a portion of 1913, he was 
pastor of the Christian (Disciples) Church at New Paris, Ohio. 
While in Butler College, he served two churches, Hazelwood, 
Ind., and Colver, Ind. His professional record is as follows: 
Beginning with 1914, he was instructor in Latin at Broadus 
College, Philippi, W. Va.; later instructor in Latin in City 
High School, Portsmouth, Ohio; from 1916-20, head of the 
Latin department in the Senior High School of Huntington, 
W. Va.; afterwards in business in Columbus, Ohio; and in 
1921, became instructor in Latin in the University High 
School of the University of Chicago. In 1911 he represented 
the Hiram College in the state-wide IntercoUege Oratorical 
Contest of the International Peace Society. In 1914 he repre- 
sented Butler College in the state-wide Oratorical Contest 
of the State of Indiana. He also represented the State of 
Indiana, winning the Oratorical Championship of the Middle 
West, which included nine states. He is a Free Mason, a 
member of the Delta Tau Delta National Fraternity and is 
a member of the Disciples Church. Res. 1367 East Sixty- 
Second Street, Chicago, 111. 




MARION A. BRIDGE 



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Child born in Huntington, W. Va. : 

Betta Elenor'i Bridge, b. Apr. 29, 1919. 
iii. ViRciA Olive, b. Oct. 23, 1889; m. Sept. 10, 1911, Frank 
Theodore, son of Paul and Josephine (Van Boxel) Lucas, of 
Cleveland, Ohio, b. Oct. 26, 1886, in Cleveland. Res. Shiloh 
Stop, Carrier 14, Dayton, Ohio. 
Children born in Dayton: 

1. Kenneth Clyde" Lucas, b. Sept. 20, 1914. 

2. Dale Edwin, b. Mar. 21, 1917. 

iv. Chase Cleveland, b. May 26, 1893; m. July 2, 1915, 

Catherine Block. Res. 671 Richard Street, Dayton. 
V. Elenor Marie, b. Oct. 15, 1906. 

208. PEARL 0.9 BRIDGE, (193. Thomas Warner\ Bezaleel\ 
Bezaleel^, Samuel^, Samuel'^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born Nov. 
9, 1877, in Logan County, Ohio; married June 9, 1896, Cora M., 
daughter of Uriah and Maratha (Longley) Timmons of Blackford 
County, Indiana, born June 8, 1876, in Blackford County. Res. 
Kenton, 935 West North Street. 

Children born in Union County: 

i. Carl G.^" Bridge, b. Jan. 4, 1898; m. Apr. 25, 1917, Louise, 
dau. of Vern and Jemerva (Hullinger) Graham of Lewistown, 
Ohio, b. Nov. 11, 1898 in Lewistown. Res. Kenton, Ohio. 
Child born in Kenton: 
Warda Jemerva" Bridge, b. Mar. 31, 1920. 
ii. Ralph C, b. Mar. 23, 1902. Res. Kenton, 935 West 
North Street. 

209. HENRY ALMON^ BRIDGE (194. Joseph Cuberly\ 
BezaleeP, Bezaleel^, Samuel^, Samuel'^, Mattheio^, Matthew"^, John}) 
born May 29, 1850, in Columbus, Ohio; died May 4, 1914; married 
Oct. 1, 1871, Elizabeth H., daughter of William and Charlotte 
(Green) Cook, of Bridge North, England, born May 15, 1851 in 
Bridge North. Learned the carpenter trade which he followed 
all his life. He became interested in raising pure bred poultry and 
pet stock and was one of the leading judges at all of the large 
poultry shows in the United States. His widow resides at 497 
East Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio. 

Children born in Columbus: 

i. Delia Almirai" Bridge, b. Aug. 17, 1872; m. Mar. 21, 1894, 
Luther S. Sheridan, b. Apr. 27, 1872, in Cambridge, Ohio. 
Res. 1365 Summit Street, Columbus. 
Children born in Columbus: 
1. Edith Gladys" Sheridan, b. Mar. 1, 1895; m. Jan. 
29, 1916, Charles Logan Wigfield, b. Apr. 13, 1892, 
in Dennison, Ohio. Res. 1365 Summit Street, 
Columbus. 



396 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

Children born in Columbus: 

1. Betty Jane^^ Wigfield, b. Sept. 20, 1917. 

2. Virginia Lee, b. Jan. 15, 1923. 

2. Damon Eahl, b. Apr. 12, 1896; m. Aug. 30, 1918, Elsie 
Bryde Corzilltus, b. Mar. 19, 1898, in Grove City, 
Ohio. Res. 65 Price Avenue, Columbus. 

Enlisted May 28, 1918 in World's War. Corporal 
13th Company, 4th Regiment, 84th Division. Trans- 
ferred Private First Class — Medicine Supply Depot, 
Camp Sherman, Ohio. Discharged Apr. 30, 1919. 
Child born in Columbus: 

Robert Elsworth" Sheridan, b. Apr. 28, 1920. 
ii. Emma Elizabeth, b. Mar. 11, 1874. Unm. Res. Columbus, 

Ohio, 497 East Rich Street. 
iii. Joseph Lee, b. Mar. 24, 1876. Unm. Res. 497 East Rich 

Street, Columbus. 
iv. Henry Almon, Jr., b. June 3, 1884; m. July 4, 1918, Frances, 
dau. of WUliam Alvin and Mary Josephine (CuUum) Goldsbury, 
b. Jan. 29, 1893, in Columbus, Ohio. Res. 698 South Twenty- 
Second Street, Columbus, Ohio. 
Children : 

1. IMary Elizabeth" Bridge, b. May 21, 1920, in 
Columbus. 

2. Marjory Frances, b. Feb. 7, 1922, in Bexley, Ohio. 

210. JOHN EDMOND^ BRrDGE (194. Jose'ph Cuherly\ 
BezaleeV, Bezaleel^, Samuel'', Samuel^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), 
born Feb. 2, 1853, in Columbus, Ohio; died Feb. 1, 1917, in Linn 
Grove, Indiana; married Nov. 19, 1878, Frances, daughter of 
William and Sarah Frances (Burwell) Alexander, born Apr. 12, 
1860, in Columbus; died in Linn Grove, Nov. 7, 1916. 

Child: 

Effie Irene!" Bridge, b. May 7, 1880; m. Oct. 9, 1907, 
Rev. Byron G., son of Gary Byron and Hattie C. (Milliman) 
Smith of Denver, Col., b. May 3, 1883, in Denver. Res. 
AvUla, Ind. 
Children: 

1. Byron Wade" Smith, b. Nov. 28, 1908, in Columbus. 

2. Ester Frances, b. Apr. 26, 1911, in Celina, Ohio. 

3. Margaret Lenore, b. June 8, 1918, in Linn Grove, Ind. 

211. MARION ALBERT^ BRIDGE (194. Joseph Cuberly\ 
BezaleeV, Bezaleel\ Samuel', Samuel\ Matthew^, Matthew-, Joh-n}), 
born Nov. 22, 1856, in Columbus, Ohio; married May 17, 1881, 
CoRRiLLA, daughter of Wesley and Rebecca Jane (Peters) Hedges, 
of W'yandotte County, Ohio, born Nov. 4, 1856, in Wyandotte 
County, Ohio; died Mar. 15, 1915, in Columbus, Ohio. 






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He was educated in the public schools of Columbus; learned the 
trade of sign painting, which he followed for a number of years, 
being compelled to stop on account of lead poisoning. Served six 
years as Chief Clerk in the Ohio Dairy and Food Commission; 
was salesman for a number of years, traveling all over the United 
States. Took an active part in fraternal societies; became Grand 
Chancellor of the Grand Lodge of Ohio Knights of Pythias, and 
served fourteen years as Representative to the Supreme Lodge 
from Ohio. Was elected and served as Great Sachem of the 
Improved Order of Redmen and represented Ohio in the Great 
Council of the United States. Is now connected with the Weights 
and Measures Department of Columbus as City Sealer. Assisted 
the editor of this Genealogy in securing the records of the descend- 
ants of BezaleeP Bridge, there being nearly one thousand listed 
in this book. Res. 2368 Summit Street, Columbus, Ohio. 
Children born in Columbus: 

i. Pearl ElletI" Bridge, b. Feb. 9, 1881; d. Mar. 20, 1920, in 
Waubay, S. Dak.; m. Nov. 24, 1905, Flora, dau. of John and 
Eliza Jane (Darrington) Drake of Waubay, b. June 23, 1889, 
in Waubay. His widow resides in Waubay, R. F. D. 

Children, first three born in Columbus, remainder in Waubay: 

1. MiLDREDii Bridge, b. June 16, 1906. 

2. M. A. Bert, b. Apr. 12, 1908. 

3. Florine, b. Jan. 31, 1910. 

4. Dorothy, b. Feb. 21, 1913. 

5. Forest Cuberly, b. Sept. 1, 1914. 

6. Lenora, b. Feb. 19, 1917. 

7. Pearl Corrilla, b. Oct. 19, 1920. 

ii. Marion Albert, Jr., b. Dec. 15, 1884; m. Dec. 24, 1906, 
Lottie, dau. of William and Barbara (Good) Whitesell, of 
Columbus, Ohio, b. Oct. 4, 1885, in Columbus. Res. 
Columbus, Ohio. No children. 

iii. Corrilla, b. Sept. 6, 1887; m. Aug. 13, 1914, Frank Marcus, 
son of August and Sadie (Byer) Kinzig, of Columbus, b. Feb. 
13, 1886, in Columbus. Res. 2368 Summit Street, Columbus. 
No children. 
229. iv. Brooklyn, b. June 3, 1889. 

v. Helen Susan Bechtol, b. Apr. 3, 1893; m. Mar. 7, 1913, 
Albert John Theodore, son of Albert Bismarck and Elizabeth 
Jane (Emerson) Meurer, of Louisville, Ky., b. October, 1887, 
in Louisville, Ky. 

Mrs. Meurer enlisted in the United States Navy, Aug. 15, 
1918; discharged Feb. 4, 1919. Assigned to U. S. S. Triton 
(Land Duty). Served in the Bureau of Operation, as telephone 
operator, handling calls for Secretary of Navy Daniels, 
Assistant Secretary of Navy Roosevelt and Admiral McGowan 
and others who required special service. Rank, Yeoman F, 



398 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AlVIERICA 

Class 2, Reserve 1; two medals, one presented hy the citizens 
of the District of Columbia, and the other by the United 
States Navy for meritorious service. Res. 1439 Y Street, N. W., 
Washington, D. C. 

212. WILLIAM R.9 BRIDGE (195. William S.^ William^ 
Bezaleel^, Samuel'", Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew- , John}), born 
July 7, 1857, in Mercer County, Mo.; died Feb. 23, 1913, 
in Harrison County, Mo.; married Apr. 17, 1885, Buena V., 
daughter of Ezra and Zerrilla (Booth) Cast, of Mercer County, 
born Oct. 22, 1866. The wadow resides in Bethany, Mo. 
Children : 

i. Grace Ediths" Bridge, b. Oct. 6, 1886, in Mercer County, 
Mo.; d. Apr. 15, 1920, in Guyman, Okla.; m. Mar. 4, 1908, 
Allen, son of William and Sarah (Stanley) Price, of Guyman, 
He resides in Guyman, Okla. 
Children born in Guyman: 

1. Cora Dean" Price, b. Jan. 29, 1909. 

2. Dorral Elven, b. June 8, 1912; d. Mar. 15, 1913. 

3. ViL.\s Harden, b. Nov. 6, 1914. 

4. Margaret Ester, b. Oct. 31, 1917. 

ii. Olie Olive, b. Dec. 16, 1887, in Harrison County, Mo.; m. 
Aug. 10, 1904, William Arthur, son of John S. and Margaret 
Elizabeth (Chambers) Ross, of Harrison County, b. July 20, 
1883, in Harrison County, Mo. Res. Ridgeway, Mo. 
Children born in Ridgeway: 

1. Vernal E." Ross, b. Jan. 30, 1911. 

2. Ruben Russel, b. Mar. 8, 1913. 

3. William Arthur, Jr., b. Apr. 19, 1917. 

4. Iney Ivan, b. Jan. 27, 1920. 

5. Elizabeth Cl.\ir, b. Dec. 24, 1921. 

iii. Dora Ethel, b. Aug. 11, 1891, in Harrison County, Missouri; 
m. Mar. 4, 1908, Boston Gifert, son of William and Elizabeth 
Carolina (Stoner) Melton of Harrison County, b. Nov. 18, 
1887, in Harrison County. Res. Prairie Elk, Mont. 
Children born in Harrison County: 

1. Glen Raymondi^ Melton, b. Sept. 15, 1908. 

2. ILuiLET Keith, b. July 10, 1917. 

iv. Thomas Herbert, b. Apr. 12, 1894, in Harrison County, 
Mo.; m. Feb. 24, 1917, Mary Helen, dau. of David and, 
Martha Jane (Edwards) Wolf, of Harrison County, b. Apr. 10, 
1896, in Mercer County. Res. Bethany. 
Children born in Bethany: 

1. Carlos Claud" Bridge, b. Feb. 25, 1918. 

2. Alma Jane, b. Mar. 16, 1920. 

v. WiLLi.\M Garrett, b. Nov. 9, 1898, in Harrison County, 

Mo.; d. June 19, 1921, in Bethany, 
vi. Orville Leo, b. Sept. 13, 1905, in Bethany. Res. Bethany. 



SAMUEL LINE, NINTH GENERATION 399 

213. CHARLES E.^ BRIDGE (195. William S.s William', 
BezaleeP, Samuel^, Samuel*, Matthew'^, Matthew"^, John}), born in 
Mercer, Missouri, May 1, 1868; married Oct. 8, 1894, Huldah, 
daughter of Hiram and Jane (Hogan) Stanley, of Mercer County, 
born Aug. 28, 1876, in Mercer County. Res. Cainesville, Mo. 

Child born in Mercer County: 

GtJY E.i" Bridge, b. July 18, 1895; m. July 5, 1914, Clara 
Mae, dau. of Heiiry H. and Nancy (Peevely) Hickman, of 
Mercer County, b. Feb. 10, 1896, in Mercer County. Res. 
Cainesville, Mo. 

Children born in Cainesville: 

1. Kathryn Deloresii Bridge, b. May 21, 1917. 

2. ViRGiNA Nadine, b. Dec. 12, 1919. 

214. CALVIN SIMPSON^ BRIDGE (196. Jonathan B.^ 
William'^, Bezaleel^, Samuel^, Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew'^, John'-), 
born in Harrison County, Mo., Sept. 3, 1867; married Sept. 20, 
1893, Minnie, daughter of Charles William and Martha Jane 
(Melton) Stoner, of Harrison County, born Sept. 4, 1873, in 
Harrison County. Res. Stratton, Col., R. F. D. No. 3, Box 4. 

Children born in Harrison County: 

i. Walter ScottI" Bridge, b. June 26, 1894; m. Mar. 15, 1915, 
Tressie, dau. of Walter and Alma (Sage) Sack, of Papillion, 
Neb., b. July 21, 1891, in York County, Nebraska; d. Mar. 17, 
1917, in Kuna, Idaho. 

Children born in Vona, Col.: 

1. Orville William" Bridge, b. Mar. 16, 1916. 

2. Leah Ruth, b. Dec. 10, 1917. 

ii. Ethelen Blanch, b. Aug. 10, 1896; m. Nov. 19, 1913, Glen 
LeRoy, son of Sylvester and Clara (Musselman) Howell of 
Lacona, Iowa, b. May 2, 1889, in Vona. Res. Vona, Col. 
Children born in Vona: 

1. Velma Madelineii Howell, b. June 14, 1916. 

2. Rot Oliver, b. May 16, 1921. 

iii. Glen Forest, b. Nov. 30, 1899. Res. Stratton, Col. 
iv. Homer Clyde, b. Mar. 14, 1903. Res. Stratton, Col. 

215. EZRA COMMODORE^ BRIDGE (196. Jonathan B.^ 
William'', BezaleeP, Samuel^, Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew-, John^), 
born Mar. 31, 1870; married Jan. 2, 1896, Laura Miller, born 
Oct. 3, 1873, in Ray County, Mo. Res. Agra, Okla., R. F. D. 
No. 2. 

Children, first six born in Harrison County, Mo.; remainder 
born in Kit-Carson County, Mo. 

i. Olom Rayi« Bridge, b. Oct. 6, 1896; m. July 9, 1921, Etho 
Ola, dau. of Hiram and Margrette (Whitney) Taber, of 



400 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AJMERICA 

Chandler, Okla., b. June 26, 1899, in Ozark County, Missouri. 
Res. Chandler, Okla. 

Child born in Chandler: 

Palmer Ray" Taber, b. July 22, 1922. 
ii. Zelal\ ^L\y, b. Mar. 25, 1898; m. Sept. 21, 1918, Robert 
Emmett, son of Jolm and Nancy Hall (Thompson) Smith, of 
Chandler, b. Nov. 15, 1882, in Cook County, Texas. Res. 
Chandler. 

Children born in Chandler: 

1. Alice Genora^i Smith, b. Sept. 17, 1919; d. Sept. 23, 
1919. 

2. Helen Louise, b. July 21, 1920. 

3. Robert Emmett, Jr., b. Apr. 28, 1922, 
iii. Zell.\ Marie, b. Dec. 6, 1900. 

iv. Zelpha Chloe, b. Jan. 9, 1902. 

V. Lera Pearl, b. Oct. 10, 1903; d. Aug. 23, 1905. 

vi. CoLiE John, b. July 3, 1905. 

vii. GoLDiE Fern, b. Apr. 11, 1907. 

viii. Merlin Jennings, b. June 11, 1909. 

ix. Orville Lee, b. May 10, 1912. 

X. Ollie Woodrow, b. Dec. 18, 1914. 

216. HENRY ALOXZO^ BRIDGE (196. Jonathan B.\ William\ 
Bezaleel^, Samuel'^, Samuel^, Mattheio^, Matthew-, John^), born 
Dec. 16, 1874, in Harrison County, Mo.; married March 7, 1897, 
Grace Ellen, daughter of Charles William and Martha (Melton) 
Stoner, of Mt. Moriah, Mo., born Aug. 10, 1878, in Harrison 
County. He left Harrison County with wife and oldest daughter, 
Oct. 14, 1898, to find a new home, traveling in the good old- 
fashioned covered schooner, through mud and snow, and landed 
in Lincoln County, Okla., Nov. 6, 1898. Filed claim with the 
Government on Nov. 21, 1898; located about three miles from 
Chandler, Okla., which farm he still owns with other valuable 
city property in Chandler. He took quite an active part in civic 
and political affairs and was elected Commissioner of Lincoln 
County in 1922, which position he now holds; lives with his wife 
and six children in Chandler, Okla., at 404 East 12th Street. 

Children, first born in Harrison County, Mo., remainder in 
Lincoln County, Okla.: 

i. Varia :M\riei» Bridge, b. Sept. 29, 1897; m. Mar. 7, 1917, 
Harry D., son of John S. and Helen (Davis) Slusher, of Quincy, 
111.; b. Oct. 1, 1900, m Quincy. Res. Chandler, Okla. 
Children born in Lincoln County: 

1. Henry Davidh Slusher, b. Jan. 26, 1918. 

2. John C, b. Feb. 21, 1919; d. Mar. 7, 1919. 

ii. Ward Jennings, b. Mar. 23, 1899; m. June 2, 1920, 
AL\RGUERiTE, dau. of William M. and Laura Melvma (May) 



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Meredith, of Davenport, Okla., b. Feb. 11, 1898, in Tamy 
County, Missouri. Res. Chandler, Okla. 
iii. Viola May, b. May 30, 1901. 
iv. ViDA Victoria, b. Nov. 13, 1903. 
V. Marion Russell, b. Nov. 27, 1908. 
vi. Martha Lois, b. Aug. 19, 1914. 
vii. Mary Elizabeth, b. Mar. 2, 1918. 
viii. Henry Alonzo, Jr., b. May 21, 1920. 

217. IRVIN LEROY^ BRIDGE (196. Jonathan B.\ William'', 
Bezaleel^, Samuel^, Samuel'^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born 
July 15, 1881, in Harrison County, Mo.; married Oct. 3, 1904, 
MiisnsriE Maude Cardle, born Feb. 16, 1886, in Mercer County. 
Res. Red Cloud, Neb. 

Children, first three born in Harrison County; last one in Frank- 
lin County, Neb. : 

i. William Garland'" Bridge, b. May 3, 1905. 

ii. Wilbur Wayne, b. July 3, 1908. 

iii. Orville Dean, b. June 8, 1912. 

iv. Russel Fayne, b. Mar. 28, 1917. 

218. THOMAS^ BRIDGE (197. Eli\ Williain', Bezaleel\ 
SamueV', Samuel^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born in Harrison 
County, Mo., Aug. 2, 1863; died Dec. 10, 1914, in Chandler, Okla.; 
married Jan. 13, 1887, Elvira S., daughter of Alfred and Mary 
Keith (Cheney) Carpenter, of Harrison County, born Sept. 23, 
1864, in Harrison County. His widow resides in Campo, Col. 

Children, first five born in Harrison County, remainder in 
Chandler : 

i. John A. Logan'" Bridge, b. Oct. 7, 1887. Unm. Res. Campo, 
Okla. 
230. ii. Alfred Eli, b. Mar. 13, 1889. 

iii. Hazel Harriett, b. Dec. 21, 1890; m. Mar. 5, 1910, John 
Henry, son of Thomas L. and Etta (Hamblin) Shields, of 
Glenwood, Iowa, b. Jan. 6, 1887, in Russelville, Ark. Res. 
Hooker, Okla. 

ChUd born in Chandler: 

Helen'' Shields, b. Jan. 12, 1911. 
iv. Ralph, b, Dec. 17, 1892. Left the farm in 1914 and went to 
clerk in dry goods store in Chandler, and is now manager of 
department in clothing store. He has taken quite an active 
part in fraternal societies, being a Thirty-second Degree 
Mason and member of the Knights of Pythias. Enlisted in the 
World War, July 15, 1918 at Springfield, Mo.; sailed for 
France Sept. 26, 1918, being assigned to Company F, 329th 
Infantry, 83d Division; acting sergeant all during enlistment. 



402 JOHN BRIDGE FAIVHLY IN AMERICA 

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I 

Returned United States of America, Jan. 23, 1919; discharged! 
Feb. 12, 1919. Unm. Res. Chandler, Okla. , 

V. Ester JVIary, b. May 15, 1895; m. Oct. 1, 1918, George | 
Holt, son of Daniel H. and Sarah Elizabeth (Coleman) 
Hallock of Glenwood, Iowa, b. Apr. 19, 1893, in Los Cruces, 
New Mexico. Res. Campo. [ 

Children: 

1. George HoltI" Hallock, Jr., b. July 2, 1919, in | 
Englewood, Kan. j 

2. Lloyd Dennis, b. Apr. 22, 1921, in Kent, Okla. 

vi. Nelson, b. Mar. 1, 1898. Enlisted in World War, May, 1918, ' 
Motor Supply Train 415; discharged August, 1919. Unm. ^ 
Res. Campo. ! 

vii. Ruth, b. Aug. 9, 1901. Res. Campo. 

viii. William, b. Mar. 4, 1905; d. Jan. 28, 1906, in Chandler. ! 

219. ALEXANDERS BRIDGE (197. Eli\ William\ Bezaleel\ \ 
Samuel^, Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew'^, John}), born in Harrison i 
County, Mo., Sept. 2, 1865; married Nov. 7, 1885, Ellen, daughter | 
of Absalum and Elizabeth (Craig) Melson, of Chandler, born ; 
May 11, 1865, in Nashville, Tenn. Res. 1535 East 52d Street, , 
Los Angeles, Cal. j 

Children : j 

i. Leeio Bridge, b. Feb. 25, 1887, in White Cloud, Kan.; d- 1 
Oct. 19, 1918, in Stockton, Cal. j 

ii. Bertha, b. Nov. 10, 1888, in Harrison County, Missouri; j 
m. Apr. 28, 1919, Earl J. Cook, b. Apr. 12, 1893, in Oklahoma. I 
Res. 1533 East 52d Street, Los Angeles. No children. I 

iii. Pearle, b. Aug. 18, 1890, in Wappalo County, Iowa; m. I 
May 16, 1916, William Harold, son of William Henry and : 
Eliza (Booth) Sloan of Los Angeles, b. May 9, 1894, in Lincoln, | 
Neb. Res. Los Angeles. No children. i 

iv. Grover, b. Oct. 28, 1892, in Wappalo County; d. Sept. 17, i 
1894, in Lincoln County, Nebraska. \ 

V. Ira, b. Oct. 28, 1901, in Lincoln County; m. Sept. 18, 1920, 
Maude, dau. of Samuel Douglas and Elizabeth (Hoeltzel) 
Hebron of Modesta, Cal., b. Nov. 11, 1892, in Modesta. Res. | 
602 Second Street, Modesta. No children. j 

220. 0SCAR9 BRIDGE (197. Eli\ WilUam\ BezaleeP, Samuel\ 
Samuel\ Mattheiv\ Matthew-, John}), born in Fort Scott, Kansas, 
July 27, 1867; married Mar. 22, 1890, Myrtle, daughter of John ( 
W. and Jennie (Carrington) Kerns, of Illinois, born Oct. 29, 1864, i, 
in Harrison County, Mo. Res. Chandler, Okla. 

Children, first two born in Harrison County, last one born in 
Chandler : 

i. Cloeio Bridge, b. Nov. 18, 1890; m. Apr. 3, 1910, Samuel D. 



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son of Samuel A. and Sarah Isabell (Dunlap) Key, of Stulville, 
Missouri, b. Jan. 22, 1889, in Stulville. Res. Chandler, Okla. 
Children born in Chandler: 

1. Carl" Key, b. Sept. 6, 1911; d. Sept. 6, 1911. 

2. Ola Pearl, b. July 15, 1913. 

3. Glen Ray, b. Nov. 17, 1916. 

4. Gerald, b. July 8, 1920. 
231. ii. Eli, b. Mar. 21, 1892. 

iii. Vernal, b. May 5, 1899; d. May 28, 1920, in Chandler; m. 
June 28, 1918, Fate, son of Frank and Mary (Baxter) Jones, 
of Arkansas, b. Mar. 11, 1898, in Randolph County, Arkansas. 
Res. Chandler. 

ChUd born in Chandler: 

Vernon" Jones, b. May 28, 1920. 

221. LEONARD^ BRIDGE (197. Eli\ William\ Bezaleel\ 
Samuel^, Samuel'^, Matthew^, Matthew^, JohrO), born in Harrison 
County, Mo., Feb. 27, 1870; married Dec. 3, 1891, Martha 
Ellen, daughter of John and Irene (McGown) Downey, of 
Missouri, born Oct. 27, 1869, in Harrison County. Res. 
Chandler, R. F. D. No. 5, Okla. 

Children born in Lincoln County: 

i. Mettie Olie'" Bridge, b. July 10, 1893; m. Nov. 20, 1915, 
Earl James, son of James and Mary (Boone) Tislow, of 
Weldon, Ark., b. Oct. 28, 1896, in Weldon. Res. Chandler, 
Okla., R. F. D. No. 6. 

Children born in Chandler: 

1. James Leonardi^ Tislow, b. Aug. 6, 1918. 

2. Herman Doyle, b. July 7, 1921. 

ii. Jewel, b. Aug. 26, 1896; m. Nov. 27, 1913, Rufus W., son of 
Thomas Jefferson and Mary Elizabeth (Morgan) Koonce, 
of Howell County, Missouri, b. Jan. 13, 1894, in Mountain View, 
Mo. Res. Chandler, Okla., R. F. D. No. 2. 
Children born in Chandler: 

1. Garland Leonard" Koonce, b. Mar. 1, 1915. 

2. Elden Gale, b. Nov. 24, 1918. 

3. Rufus W., Jr., b. Aug. 6, 1922. 

iii. Floy Elizabeth, b. Jan. 3, 1900; m. May 3, 1919, Charles 
EsPER, son of William Leonard and Harriett Lavine (Deboard) 
Beard, of Newark, Ark., b. Dec. 5, 1897, in Newark. Res. 
Conway, Ark., Route 4. 
Child born in Conway: 

Thelma Marie" Beard, b. Apr. 23, 1921. 
iv. Elmer, b. July 10, 1904. Res. Chandler, Olda., R. F. D. No. 5. 
v. Gladys, b. Oct. 26, 1909. Res. Chandler, Okla. R. F. D. No. 5. 

222. JOHN EDMOND^ BRIDGE (198. David Gibbs, Jr.\ 
David Gibbs\ Bezaleel^ Samuel^, Samuel\ Matthew^ Matthew^ 



404 JOHN BRIDGE FA^HLY IN AMERICA 

John^), born in Wyandotte County, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1865; married 
July 30, 1891, Abmixta Kate, daughter of Isaac and Jemima 
(Deal) Bentley, of Marion County, Ohio, where she was born 
July 9, 1873. Res. Harpster, Ohio. 
Children : 

i. LoYDE Bentleyio Bridge, b. Dec. 23, 1891; d. Feb. 12, 1909. 
ii. Amber Gertrude, b. Feb. 3, 1895; m. Dec. 12, 1917, Pearl 
Harrison, son of "William and Edith (Day) Cottrell of 
Harpster, Ohio, b. Sept. 16, 1888. Res. Harpster, Ohio. 
Children born in Harpster: 

1. Richard IL\rrisonii Cottrell, b. Oct. 5, 1918. 

2. John WiLLLi^vi, b. Mar. 20, 1922. 

iii. GaleEdmond, b. Oct. 27, 1898; m. Nov. 29, 1919, Ruth INIarie, 
dau. of Jay and Jane (Boone) Culver, of Wj'andotte County, 
b. Nov. 29, 1902, in Upper Sandusky. Res. Harpster. 
Child born in Harpster: 

Mary Cathryn" Bridge, b. July 1, 1922. 
iv. Ruth Jemima, b. June 2, 1901; m. May 29, 1920, Earnest W., 
son of John David and Mary Elizabeth (Morton) Freshour, 
of West Virginia, b. Mar. 20, 1901, in Ripley, W. Va. 

Mr. Freshour enlisted in the World War, Apr. 30, 1917, in 
Marion, Ohio; assigned Company D, 166th Infantry, Rainbow 
Division; sailed Oct. 19, 1917; arrived France Nov. 1, 1917; 
engagements Alsace Lorraine, Champagne, Aisne, Marne, 
St. Mihiel and Meuse, Argonne; cited for valor and decorated 
by General Pershing with D. S. C. at Ludendorf Bridge near 
Remagen, Mar. 16, 1919, River Rhine. Four months at 
Coblenz. Sent French Croix De Guerre Medal by General 
Marshal Foch after arriving home, Apr. 25, 1919; discharged 
at Camp Sherman, May 19, 1919. Rank, corporal. Res. 
Marion, Ohio, 250 Boulevard Street. 
ChUd: 
Carl Edmond^i Freshour, b. Jan. 5, 1921. 

223. CHARLES FR.\NKLL^^9 BRIDGE (198. David Gihhs, 
Jr.^, David Gibhs^, BezaleeV', Samuel^, Samuel'^, Mattheio^, Matthew'^, 
Johv}), born in Wyandotte County, Ohio, Aug. 25, 1869; died 
Apr. 21, 1922, in Marion; married Feb. 25, 1891, Eva Ikvin, 
daughter of Columbus and Jennie (Maconagle) Garvin, of Marion 
County, born Apr. 19, 1872, in INIarion County, Ohio. The widow 
resides at 3273 Maplewood Street, Toledo, Ohio. 

Children : 

i. Hazel Dell^" Bridge, b. Aug. 22, 1891, in Harpster, Ohio; 
m. Aug. 29, 1908, Clyde David Gibson, b. Apr. 4, 1887, in 
Marysville, Ohio. Res. 159 Clover Avenue, Marion, Ohio. 
Children born in Marion: 
1. Robert LeRoy'i Gibson, b. Feb, 8, 1909. 



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2. Myron Clyde, b. Sept. 10, 1910. 

3. Viola May, b. Oct. 22, 1911. 

ii. IvA Reem, b. Dec. 10, 1893, in Marshal County, Virginia; 
m. July 30, 1913, Benjamin C, son of James and Martha 
Sarah (Strine) Harruff, of Marion, Ohio, b. July 18, 1884, in 
Marion County. Res. 1407 West Central Avenue, Toledo, 
Ohio. No children, 
iii. Charlotte Marie, b. Mar. 9, 1896, in Harpster, Ohio; m. 
July 26, 1913, Ira Otto, son of Samuel and Alice (May) 
Troup, of Wyandotte County, b. July 1, 1894, in Harpster, 
Ohio, adopted by John Henry and Martha (Morris) Ritter, 
of Wyandotte County, and given the name of Ira Otto Ritter. 
Res. Harpster, Ohio, R. F. D. No. 1. 
Children : 

1. Sharon Otto'^ Ritter, b. June 7, 1914, in Marion. 

2. Henry Franklin, b. Dec. 9, 1915, in Wyandotte 
County. 

3. Herman Rue, b. Sept. 29, 1917, in Marion. 

4. IvA Irene, b. Nov. 22, 1918; d. Nov. 23, 1918, in 
Harpster. 

5. Ira Otto, Jr., b. Jan. 2, 1920, in Harpster. 

6. Arnold Eugene, b. Apr. 10, 1922, in Harpster. 

iv. David Garvin, b. Dec. 19, 1897; d. Nov. 26, 1916, in 

Harpster. 
V. Lesta May, b. Apr. 24, 1899, in Harpster; m. May 27, 1919, 
LeRoy, son of William and Luella (Fitzer) Trimmer, of 
Marion County, b. Sept. 10, 1893, in Marion County. He 
resides at 910 Galena Street, Toledo. 
Child born in Toledo: 

Ronald LeRoy" Trimmer, b. Dec. 16, 1919. 

232. vi. Welcome Charles, b. Feb. 15, 1903. 
vii, Donald, b. Nov. 4, 1911, in Marion. 

224. DAVID SYLVANAS^ BRIDGE (199. John Hennf, 
David Gibbs'', Bezaleel^, Samuel^, Samuel*, Matthew^, 3Iatthew^, 
Johv}), born in Athens County, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1864; died in Nelson- 
ville, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1920; married Nov. 15, 1894, Sarah Elizabeth 
Williams, born Nov. 24, 1873, in Athens County; died Aug. 26, 
1900, in Nelsonville, Ohio. 

Children born in Athens County: 

233. i. Floyd Lelland^" Bridge, b. Sept. 23, 1895. 

ii. Gertrude, b. Dec. 19, 1899; m. Nov. 20, 1920, Earl Spangler 
Stanley. Res. The Plains, Ohio. 
ChUd born in The Plains: 

Forest" Stanley, b. Feb. 4, 1922. 

225. V\^ILLIAM LLEWELYN^ BRIDGE (199. John Henry\ 
David Gibbs\ Bezaleel\ Samuel^, Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew-, 



406 JOHxX BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

John^), born in Perry County, Ohio, Apr. 8, 1876; married Dec. 2, 
1900, Effie Jaxe, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Amanda 
Ann (Dalton) AVithers, of Athens County, born Aug. 27, 1877, in 
Mineral, Ohio. Res. New Marshfield, Ohio. 

Children born in New Marshfield; single, living at home: 
i. MiLDREDi" Bridge, b. Oct. 3, 1901. 
ii. Emma, b. Apr. 6, 1903. 
iii. AxxA ]\L\RGARET, b. Oct. 19, 1910. 
iv. M-iRY, b. Nov. 16, 1916. 

226. VILAS» BRIDGE (199. John Eenry\ David Gibbs\ 
Bezaleel^, Samuel^, Samuet, Matthew^, Matthew^, John}), born in 
Athens County, Ohio, Feb. 1, 1885; married Dec. 18, 1915, Bertha, 
daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah Ellen (White) Simpson, of Athens 
County, born Apr. 22, 1895, in New Petersburg, Ohio. Res. 
Murray City, Ohio, Box 216. 

Children born in Murray City: 

i. Edxaio BRmcE, b. Aug. 20, 1916. 
ii. Floyd Leonard, b. Sept. 1, 1917. 
iii. Essie ]\L\e, b. Sept. 17, 1919. 
iv. John Henry, b. Aug. 9, 1921. 

227. JAMES WELD0N9 BRIDGE (201. James\James\ Hon. 
James^, Edmund^, Samuel^, Matthew^, Matthew^, John^), born 
Mar. 24, 1873; died in Monongahela City" Penn., Dec. 19, 1909; 
married January, 1897, xAugusta May, daughter of Dr. Wesley 
DeWitt and Elizabeth Jane (Pritchett) Mitchell, born December, 
1878; died Sept. 27, 1922. He was an honor graduate from Georgia 
School of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., in the second year of its 
historJ^ Member of S. A. E. Fraternity and American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers; official of Pittsburg, Monongahela & 
Washington Street Railway at the time of his death. 

Children born in Atlanta : 

i. Margaret Weldon'" Bridge, b. Dec. 1, 1897; m. May 19, 
1917, Charles Conrad Seleskey, b. Nov. 14, 1897, in 
Philadelphia, Pa. Member of Delta Theta Phi Fraternity; 
Official Southern Railway. Res. 327 North Boulevard, 
Atlanta, Ga. 
Child: 

Weldon Bridge!! Seleskey, b. Aug. 26, 1918. 
ii. James, b. Apr. 16, 1902. 
iii. Sarah, b. Dec. 3, 1905. 

228. SAMUEL HAAS^ BRIDGE (202. Edward Williams\ 
William'', Hon. Javies^, Edmund^, Samuel\ Matthew^, Matthew^ 
John^), born Oct. 8, 1913, in Richmond, Va., m. Jane Catharine, 



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daughter of John Edward and Lucy A. McDonald, born Jan. 23, 
1886, in Richmond, Va. He is a civil and mining engineer. 
Res. Beckley, W. Va. 
Children : 

i. John Edward^" Bridge, b. July 9, 1914. 
ii. William Haas, b. Dec. 22, 19.16. 
iii. Charles Beury, b. Dec. 10, 1918. 



TENTH GENERATION 

229. BROOKLYN^" BRIDGE (210. Marion Albert^ Joseph 
Cuberly^, BezaleeP, Bezaleel^, Samuel^, Samuel*, Mattheic^, 
Matthew-, Johi^), born in Columbus, Ohio, June 3, 1889; married 
Feb. 28, 1913, j\L\dge, daughter of William and Eva (LeCrone) 
North, of Columbus, born Sept. 15, 1895, in Columbus. Educated 
in pubUc schools, graduated North High School, 1909, and Ohio 
State University College of Law in 1914; granted Degree of LL.B. 
for merit; admitted to bar in 1914. First located at New Comers- 
town, Ohio, where he remained four years; subsequently at 
Dennison, Ohio, where he enjoys a lucrative practice and is now 
one of the leading attorneys of the Ohio bar. Res. Dennison, Ohio. 

Children born in Columbus: 

i. Edna T^L\rie'i Bridge, b. Nov. 20, 1914. 
ii. Raymoxd Wilus, b. Jan. 4, 1916. 

230. ALFRED ELIio BRIDGE (218. Thoma^, Eli\ Willia7n\ 
Bezaleel^, Samuel'^, Samuel*, Matthew^, Mattheic^, John}), born 
Mar. 13, 1889, in Harrison County, Mo.; married May 4, 1918, 
Johanna Jeanette, daughter of John Henry and Mary Jane 
(Potts) Mootry, of Benton County, Ark., born Nov. 10, 1892, in 
Benton County. Enlisted in World War, July 15, 1918, in Spring- 
field, Mo., R. S. 3911588, Private. Headquarters, 83d Division, 
2d Depot. Served in American Expeditionary Forces, Army of 
Occupation, Dec. 1, 1918, to Apr. 25, 1919. Discharged May 27, 
1919. 

Children born in Campo: 

i. WiLLLVM Alfred'1 Bridge, b. Feb. 18, 1920. 
ii. Mary Elvira, b. Aug. 27, 1921. 

231. ELIio BRIDGE (220. Oscar\ Eli\ William'', Bezaleel\ 
Samuel^, Samuel*, Matthew^, Matthew-, John^), born in Harrison 
County, Mo., Mar. 21, 1892; married Feb. 11, 1912, Flossie A., 
daughter of Samuel C. and Lulu S. (Sharp) Waller, of Chandler, 
born Jan. 29, 1894, in Lincoln County. Res. Chandler, Okla. 

Children born in Lincoln County: 
i. OsiE" Bridge, b. July 27, 1913. 
ii. Orval, b. Mar. 1, 1915. 
iii. Homer, b. Dec. 2, 1917. 
iv. Oscar, b. Dec. 1, 1919. 
V. Myrtle, b. Mar. 21, 1921. 



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232. WELCOME CHARLES^" BRIDGE (223. Charles Frank- 
lin^, David Gibbs, Jr.^, David Gibbs\ Bezaleel^, Samuel^, Samuel^, 
Matthew^, Matthew'^, John^), born Feb. 15, 1903, in Marion, Ohio; 
married Nov. 26, 1920, Clara, daughter of WilUam and Mate 
(Ross) Gray, of Clarksfield, Ohio, born July 10, 1902, in Toledo, 
Ohio. Res. 1727 Huron Street, Toledo. 

Children : 

i. Eva May Clara" Bridge, b. July 30, 1921, in Toledo, 
ii. Melvin Charles, b. Sept. 11, 1922, in Little Sandusky, Ohio. 

233. FLOYD LELLANDi" BRIDGE (224. David Sylvanas\ 
John Henry^, David Gibbs'', Bezaleel^, Samuel^, Samuel^, Matthew^, 
Matthew^, John^), born Sept. 23, 1895, in Athens County, Ohio; 
married Dec. 24, 1919, Gertrude Jennetta Brewer. Enlisted 
in United States Navy, June 19, 1917, in Cincinnati. In training 
camp at Newport, R. I. Transferred to battleship, U. S. S. 
Nevada. Transferred to S. S. Woonsocket. Sailed for Bordeaux, 
France, Dec. 24, 1917. Battle with submarine, sinking same. 
Landed Bordeaux, Mar. 1, 1918. Made four complete trips from 
United States to France during service. Discharged from U. S. S. 
Virginia, June 30, 1919. Rank, second-class quartermaster. 
Res. New Mansfield, Ohio. 

Children born in New Mansfield: 

i. Wendell Floyd" Bridge, b. Oct. 4, 1921. 



ii. WiLMA Eileen, b. Oct. 4, 1921. ' 



APPENDICES 



APPENDIX NO. 1 



THE GARFIELD FAMILY 

If Bond's History of Watertown is correct, there were two 
Edward Garfields, father and son, who came from England 
together, and who both died on the same day, June 14, 1672, the 
father at the age of ninety-seven. They probably came over with 
Winthrop, and were among the first settlers of Watertown in 
1630. Edward Garfield, Jr., was admitted Freeman May 16, 

1635, and was Selectman in 1638, 1655, and 1662. His will and 
inventory are in the Middlesex records. He was one of the earliest 
proprietors, a grantee of eight lots and purchaser of four lots before 
1644. He had thirty acres set to him in the division dated July 25, 

1636. About 1650 he purchased of the heirs of the Rev. Mr. 
Phillips a lot of forty acres, since well known as the Governor 
Gore place, or Copley Greene place. His residence was a six-acre 
lot about half a mile northeasterly of the above, lying on both 
sides of which is now the line between Waltham and Watertown, 
and adjoining the land of John Prescott, afterward the settler of 
Lancaster. His wife, Rebecca, the mother of all his children, died 
Apr. 16, 1654, aged fifty-five, and he married, second, Johanna, 
widow of Thomas Buckminster. 

Joseph Garfield, son of Edward, was born Sept. 11, 1637; 
married Sarah Gale, Apr. 3, 1663; was admitted Freeman Apr. 18, 
1690, and died Aug. 14, 1691. His name is signed, with those of 
Lieutenant Barsham and eighteen other soldiers, to a certificate on 
the Middlesex court records, dated Apr. 15, 1690, "Being listed 
in the service of the country against the French, and ordered down 
to Charlestown, and being denied quarters elsewhere, the widow 
Mary Peachee did entertain us." This evidence of his right to 
his place in the line as one of a race of soldiers is the only memorial 
of the life of Joseph Garfield. 

Capt. Benjamin^ Garfield, born 1643; died Nov. 28, 1717, aged 
seventy-four ijears; was admitted Freeman Apr. 18, 1690; was one of 
the most prominent men of his time in Watertown. He was Captam 
of Militia, was Representative to the General Court nine times. 
Selectman twenty years. Town Clerk twelve years, and on the 
Committee to locate the boundary between Watertown and 
Newton, Mar. 1, 1704-5. In the earnest and protracted con- 
troversy concerning the location of the meeting house, which 



414 JOHN BRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA 

arose in 1692, he was the leader of the party inhabiting the middle 
precinct, now Waltham. The town was then divided into three 
military precincts, the second or middle precinct being sometimes 
called "the precinct of Captain Garfield's Company." Dec. 27, 
1792, Mr. William Bond and Lieut. Benjamin Garfield were 
appointed by the tovm to apply to the Governor and Council to 
obtain a committee to determine the controversy. 

Judge Sewall WTites in his diary, Apr. 1, 1695: "Three of Water- 
town came to me and gave an account of their towTi meeting, 
which was on Wednesday last, but could do nothing, so adjourned 
to the 28th instant, and then chose Selectmen. Though the 
Farmers voted with East End, yet the Middle outvoted them, 
and have chosen Selectmen to their mind, and Captain Garfield 
town clerk instead of Captain Prout, who has endeavored much 
to obstruct their proceedings about the new meeting house. 
Parties were so combined on either side that 'twas a continued 
duel in each, one to one, and four score and odd votes apiece." 
Dec. 20, 1695, he was one of the committee to treat with the Rev. 
Henry Gibbs to preach in the new meeting house. At a town 
meeting, June 26, 1696, the dissensions still continuing, the towoi 
voted "there should be a day of humiliation kept in Watertown, 
and that Simon Stone, Captain Barsham, Isaac Mixer and Benja- 
min Garfield are desired and appointed to entreat the Rev. Mr. 
Samuel Willard and the Rev. Mr. Cotton Mather to carry on the 
work of the day of humiliation," At a town meeting held Sept. 21, 
1696, a committee of three persons on each side was chosen, "to 
debate those matters of difference that did keep them from uniting 
in love and peace as to the worship of God." Captain Garfield 
was one of the committee on his side. The meeting adjourned for 
a week. At the adjournment Benjamin Garfield, the Town Clerk, 
"did state to the town the proposals made by both parties." 

Capt. Benjamin^ G